A dial-in or live broadcast of this meeting is not available. In accordance with the July 29, 2020 direction of the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing under section 14 of the Emergency Management Act, this meeting is being held virtually. Draft minutes of this meeting will be made available on halifax.ca within three business days.
1. CALL TO ORDER
2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES – December 2, 2020 North West Planning Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes and December 9, 2020 North West Planning Advisory Public Information Meeting Minutes
3. APPROVAL OF THE ORDER OF BUSINESS
4. CALL FOR DECLARATION OF CONFLICT OF INTERESTS
5. CONSIDERATION OF DEFERRED BUSINESS – NONE
6. CORRESPONDENCE, PETITIONS & DELEGATIONS
7.1.1 Planning Advisory Committees Orientation
7.1.2 Case 22980: An application by West Bedford Holdings Limited requesting changes to an existing development agreement for vacant lands off Amesbury Court with PID 41470741 in Bedford, to replace an apartment building already permitted by the existing development agreement with a townhouse development. [PDF]
The subject site is located within the Bedford West Comprehensive Development District Zone. This zone requires that North West Community Council approve a development agreement before any development can be permitted.
North West Community Council approved a development agreement for the subject site and the surrounding area on June 23, 2011. This agreement has subsequently undergone two amendments that address development on two specific sites and that do not affect the subject site.
The existing development agreement permits two apartment buildings on the site. The site is currently vacant.
The applicant requests the following changes to the existing development agreement:
Change the development permitted on the subject site to allow:
The existing agreement allows two apartment buildings; the total number of dwellings on the site would not increase if these changes are approved.
The subject site would be developed as “cluster development” and would not be subdivided. All the proposed buildings would be constructed on the same lot;
Reduce the minimum width of townhouses from 6 metres (20 feet) to 4.9 metres (16 feet); and
Remove the requirement that each townhouse have a garage and an individual driveway.
In preparing the recommendation to North West Community Council, the Committee is being asked to assess potential impact on the community. The following is before the Committee:
The following information is before the Committee:
These documents and other relevant information are available on the case website: https://www.halifax.ca/business/planning-development/applications/case-22980-amesbury-gate-bedford
Information at the above link will be updated as required. For a copy of the materials presented to the Planning Advisory Committee, please contact the Clerk’s Office.
8. ELECTION OF CHAIR AND VICE CHAIR
9. DATE OF NEXT MEETING - February 3, 2021
INFORMATION ITEMS - NONE
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