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The health and safety of our communities, our employees and our industry partners are of paramount importance during this ongoing pandemic. Notwithstanding the present challenges to service delivery, we are mindful of the importance of the development industry to the economic health of our community, especially in these unusual circumstances.

Public engagement events required as part of the planning application process have to this point been largely postponed until it is deemed safe to bring the public together in groups larger than five people. For this reason, the municipality's Planning & Development office will ask for feedback through the different Shape Your City engagement tool options on a variety of items that include development agreements, rezoning applications, land use by-law amendments, or municipal planning strategy amendment applications.

Please note: A variety of documents, videos, and engagement opportunities exist for each individual planning application referenced on this page as per the following:

Videos – Where available, can be found on the righthand side of this page PDF Information / Slideshow Presentations – Where available can be found on the righthand side of this page Chat Forums / Surveys – Where available, can be found at the bottom of this page.

We currently have eleven applications on this page. Please scroll down to view information about these applications.


PLANAPP 2024-01550 - 209-217 Waverley Road, Dartmouth

David Zareski is applying to rezone and to enter into a Development Agreement at 209, 211, and 217 Waverley Road, Dartmouth.

Details of the proposal include:

  • The existing single unit dwelling on the site will be demolished
  • A 13-storey multiple unit residential building
  • The building is set back 20m from Lake Micmac
  • New tree plantings are proposed with the 20m setback from the lake
  • The building will use the existing driveway on the site to access the development
  • Both surface parking and underground parking are proposed. Two levels of underground parking within the building will contain 172 spaces and an additional 15 surface parking spaces are to be added.
  • Parking will be located closer to Waverley Road that is intended for Mic Mac Tavern.
  • The building will have 47 one-bedroom units and 94 two-bedroom units with common amenity areas on the ground level, level 2, and level 13, inclusive of a rooftop terrace.

How to get involved

Municipal planning staff are currently seeking your feedback on the proposal. Your participation is important to us and we encourage all members of the public to participate. For more information about the application:

  • Review the application documents on the application webpage.
  • Read the general FAQ provided on the application webpage.
  • Participate in the survey at the bottom of this webpage by July 5, 2024
  • Attend the Public Information Meeting on June 25, 2024, from 7:00 -9:00 p.m. at the Fairbank Centre (Avery Room) - 54 Locks Rd, Dartmouth. This meeting will consist of a short presentation by staff outlining the application process and a short presentation by the applicant outlining their proposal. The remaining time will be allocated for feedback from the community.

Comments, questions and feedback can be provided by contacting the municipal planner managing the application, Dean MacDougall, at dean.macdougall@halifax.ca or 902-240-7085.


PLANAPP 2023-00287 - 893 Sackville Drive, Lower Sackville

A request by Sightline Planning and Approvals, on behalf of the property owner, to allow a mixed use building at 893 Sackville Drive, Lower Sackville.

Details of the proposal include:

  • Five-storey mixed use building;
  • 47 residential units;
  • Variety of interior amenity space;
  • 1275 square feet of ground level commercial space; and
  • 24 underground and 26 surface level residential parking spaces.

How to get Involved

The public is invited to participate in the planning process in the following ways:

  • Complete the survey at the bottom of this webpage by Sunday, June 9, 2024;
  • Watch the video on the righthand side of this website. The video is staff's presentation on the planning process and what Council will consider when evaluating this proposal; and
  • Review the application documents on the application webpage.

Public comments, questions, and feedback can be provided by contacting the municipal planner managing the application, Darrell Joudrey, joudred@halifax.ca or 902.225.8630.


PLANAPP 2024-00431: Dog Daycare Use in Light Industrial Zone in Bedford Plan Area

There have been several requests to operate dog day care facilities within the Bedford Plan area. Currently, this use is not permitted in any zone within the Bedford Land Use By-Law. On February 26, 2024, Halifax and West Community Council initiated an amendment to the Bedford Land Use By-Law to allow for Dog Day Care use within the ILI (Light Industrial) Zone in the Bedford Plan Area.

Details of the Project

The request is to create a definition for Dog Day Care and add it as a permitted use to the Light Industrial (ILI) Zone of the Bedford Land Use By-law.

How to Get Involved

The public is invited to participate in the planning process in the following ways:

  • Review the application documents on the application webpage; and
  • Watch the video on the righthand side of this webpage. The video is staff's presentation on the planning process and what Council will consider when evaluating this proposal.

Public comments, questions, and feedback can be provided by any of the following ways:

  • Contact the municipal Planner managing the application, Alex Wilson, at Alex.Wilson@halifax.ca or 902-719-9248.

Additionally, owners of ILI-zoned properties and properties directly adjacent to ILI-zoned properties will be contacted by the municipality directly.


PLANAPP 2023-00408 - 460 Washmill Lake Drive, Halifax

A request by WM Fares Architects, on behalf of the property owner, to allow a mixed-use development consisting of residential and commercial uses on a site located near the Mainland Common area in Clayton Park (PIDs 41477720, 40550774, and 00330845)

Details of the proposal include:

  • The extension of Regency Park Drive to Washmill Lake Drive
  • A total of 18 multiple unit buildings ranging in height from 12 to 28 storeys
  • ~3,510 residential units inclusive of townhouse style and apartment units
  • ~ 155,665 square feet of commercial space located along the Regency Park Drive extension
  • Municipal parkland and trail systems that connect the development to existing trails within the area, such as the Geizer Hill Trail
  • Landscaped open space and amenity spaces throughout the development

How to Get Involved

Municipal planning staff are currently seeking your feedback on the proposal. Your participation is important to us and we encourage all members of the public to participate. For more information about the application:

  • Review the application documents on the application webpage.
  • Read the FAQ provided on the application webpage.
  • Watch the video on the righthand side of this webpage. The video is staff’s presentation on the planning process and what Council will consider when evaluating this proposal.

Public comments, questions, and feedback can be provided by contacting the municipal Planner managing the application, Dean MacDougall, at dean.macdougall@halifax.ca or 902-240-7085.


PLANAPP 2023-00376 - 3 & 5 Bruce Street, Dartmouth

Stephen Adams Consulting Services Inc., on behalf of the property owner, has applied to build a mixed use building at 3 and 5 Bruce Street, Dartmouth consisting of:

  • Seven (7) storey mixed use building;
  • 78 residential units;
  • 8290 square feet of ground floor level commercial space; and
  • 40 underground residential parking spaces.

For more information about the application:

  • Review the application documents at www.halifax.ca/planning
  • Watch the video on the righthand side of this webpage. The video is staff’s presentation on the planning process and what Council will consider when evaluating this proposal.

How to Get Involved

Municipal planning staff are currently seeking your feedback on the proposal. Your participation is important to us and we encourage all members of the public to participate. Public comments, questions, and feedback can be provided by any of the following ways:

  • Contact the planner managing the application, Darrell Joudrey, at joudred@halifax.ca or 902.225.8630.

PLANAPP 2023-00563 - Herring Cove Road, Halifax

Brighter Community Planning & Consulting is applying to enter into a Development Agreement to create 37 lots with a total of 56 dwelling units on new public roads on the rear portions of 870, 874 and 876 Herring Cove Road and PID 40074551, Herring Cove.

The applicant wishes to create 37 new lots containing a mix of single unit dwellings and two-unit dwellings, for a total of 56 dwelling units. The major aspects of the proposal are as follows:

  • Proposed street extension off Angler Drive;
  • 37 lots proposed;
  • Total of 56 dwelling units consisting of a mix of single unit and two-unit dwellings;
  • 6886 square metres of common open space; and
  • Non-disturbance area proposed along rear portion of all lots.

For more information about the application:

How to Get Involved

Municipal planning staff are currently seeking your feedback on the proposal. Your participation is important to us and we encourage all members of the public to participate. Public comments, questions, and feedback can be provided by contacting the planner managing the application, Claire Tusz, at tuszc@halifax.ca or 902.430.0645.


PLANAPP 2023-00159: 107 Woodlawn Road, Dartmouth

Zzap Consulting Inc., on behalf of the property owner, has applied to rezone the property from R-1 (Single Family Residential) Zone to R-3 (Multiple Family Residential) Zone and enter into a development agreement to allow for a 4-storey apartment building with main level commercial space at 107 Woodlawn Road, Dartmouth. Details of the proposal include:

  • 29 residential units
  • 370 square metres of main level commercial space. Use of this space would be limited to “Neighbourhood Convenience Uses” which may include:
    • food and grocery stores,
    • personal service shops,
    • local offices including offices of professional people providing personal services,
    • public offices,
    • restaurants,
    • veterinary clinics without outdoor runs.
  • 18 indoor parking spaces and an onsite loading space
  • Indoor amenity space for building residents
  • Location of public easement to allow connection of the existing public path to the Day Avenue sidewalk – this is currently under review.

For more information about the application:

  • Review the application documents at www.halifax.ca/planning
  • Watch the video on the right hand side of this webpage. The video is staff's presentation on the planning process and what Council will consider when evaluating this proposal.

How to Get Involved

Municipal planning staff are currently seeking your feedback on the proposal. Your participation is important to us and we encourage all members of the public to participate. Public comments, questions, and feedback can be provided by any of the following ways:

  • Contact the planner managing the application, Taylor MacIntosh, at macintta@halifax.ca or 902.219-0836.

PLANAPP 2023-00324 (Formerly 24654) 247 Main Street, Dartmouth

JHAL Ltd., on behalf of the property owner, is requesting to enter into a development agreement to construct a mixed-use building at 247 Main Street, Dartmouth. Details of the proposal include:

  • 14 storey multi-unit residential building;
  • 148 residential units (mix of bachelor, 1 bedroom, 1 bedroom plus den, and 2 bedroom units)
  • Two ground floor commercial units;
  • 144 underground parking spaces; and
  • Indoor and outdoor amenity space for use by building occupants

For more information about the application:

  • Review the application documents at www.halifax.ca/planning
  • Watch the video on the righthand side of this webpage. The video is staff’s presentation on the planning process and what Council will consider when evaluating this proposal.

How to Get Involved

Municipal planning staff are currently seeking your feedback on the proposal. Your participation is important to us, and we encourage all members of the public to participate. Public comments, questions, and feedback can be provided by any of the following ways:

  • Contact the municipal planner managing the application, Darrell Joudrey, at joudred@halifax.ca or cell at 902.225.8630.

PLANAPP 2023-00368 (formerly 24508) 70-80 First Lake Drive, Lower Sackville

Application by Upland Studio requesting substantive amendments to an existing development agreement for lands at 70-80 First Lake Drive, Lower Sackville, to allow for two 6-storey residential buildings on a shared podium and a new drive-through commercial building.

Details of the proposal include:

  • Sobeys grocery, Staples building, and Tim Horton’s are to remain on-site unchanged.
  • The demolition of the commercial space at the rear of the Sobeys.
  • Two 6-storey residential multiple unit buildings on a shared podium, containing approx. 154 units.
  • A new drive-through commercial building.
  • A network of pedestrian walkways through the site.

For more information about the application:

  • Review the application documents at www.halifax.ca/planning
  • Watch the video on the righthand side of this webpage. The video is staff’s presentation on the planning process and what Council will consider when evaluating this proposal.

How to Get Involved

Municipal planning staff are currently seeking your feedback on the proposal. Your participation is important to us and we encourage all members of the public to participate. Public comments, questions, and feedback can be provided by any of the following ways:


PLANAPP 2023-00959: 101 Research Drive, Dartmouth (Southdale Future Growth Node)

ZZap Consulting Inc. is requesting to enter into a development agreement to allow a residential community at 101 Research Drive, Dartmouth consisting of:

  • 10 multiple unit residential buildings, ranging from 4 to 8 storeys;
  • Approximately 1,040 residential units;
  • Realignment of Research Drive (public street);
  • Public parkland approximately 1,713 square meters in size; and,
  • An active transportation network through the site, linking to Dartmouth South Academy, Fenwick Street, Lynn Drive, and the remaining Southdale lands for future connections.

For more information about this application:

  • Review the application documents at www.halifax.ca/planning
  • Watch the video on the righthand side of this webpage. The video is staff’s presentation on the planning process and what policies will be considered when evaluating this proposal.

How to Get Involved

Municipal planning staff are currently seeking your feedback on the proposal. Your participation is important to us and we encourage all members of the public to participate. While the public engagement period is now complete and the application will move forward, feedback is welcome and will be included as part of the public record.

Public comments, questions, and feedback can be provided by any contact the municipal Planner managing the application, Matthew Conlin at conlinm@halifax.ca or 902-719-9457.


PLANAPP 2023-00321 (Formerly 23821): 600 Bedford Highway, Halifax

ZZap Consulting Inc., on behalf of Dartmouth Housing, has applied to build an apartment building at 600 Bedford Highway, Halifax consisting of:

  • Three (3) storey multi-unit residential building;
  • 18 residential units (mix of 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom, and 3 bedroom units); and
  • 14 residential parking spaces.

For more information about the application:

  • Review the application documents at www.halifax.ca/planning
  • Watch the video on the righthand side of this webpage. The video is staff’s presentation on the planning process and what Council will consider when evaluating this proposal.

How to Get Involved

Municipal planning staff are currently seeking your feedback on the proposal. Your participation is important to us and we encourage all members of the public to participate. Public comments, questions, and feedback can be provided by any contact the municipal Planner managing the application, Taylor MacIntosh at macintta@halifax.ca or 902-219-0836.



The health and safety of our communities, our employees and our industry partners are of paramount importance during this ongoing pandemic. Notwithstanding the present challenges to service delivery, we are mindful of the importance of the development industry to the economic health of our community, especially in these unusual circumstances.

Public engagement events required as part of the planning application process have to this point been largely postponed until it is deemed safe to bring the public together in groups larger than five people. For this reason, the municipality's Planning & Development office will ask for feedback through the different Shape Your City engagement tool options on a variety of items that include development agreements, rezoning applications, land use by-law amendments, or municipal planning strategy amendment applications.

Please note: A variety of documents, videos, and engagement opportunities exist for each individual planning application referenced on this page as per the following:

Videos – Where available, can be found on the righthand side of this page PDF Information / Slideshow Presentations – Where available can be found on the righthand side of this page Chat Forums / Surveys – Where available, can be found at the bottom of this page.

We currently have eleven applications on this page. Please scroll down to view information about these applications.


PLANAPP 2024-01550 - 209-217 Waverley Road, Dartmouth

David Zareski is applying to rezone and to enter into a Development Agreement at 209, 211, and 217 Waverley Road, Dartmouth.

Details of the proposal include:

  • The existing single unit dwelling on the site will be demolished
  • A 13-storey multiple unit residential building
  • The building is set back 20m from Lake Micmac
  • New tree plantings are proposed with the 20m setback from the lake
  • The building will use the existing driveway on the site to access the development
  • Both surface parking and underground parking are proposed. Two levels of underground parking within the building will contain 172 spaces and an additional 15 surface parking spaces are to be added.
  • Parking will be located closer to Waverley Road that is intended for Mic Mac Tavern.
  • The building will have 47 one-bedroom units and 94 two-bedroom units with common amenity areas on the ground level, level 2, and level 13, inclusive of a rooftop terrace.

How to get involved

Municipal planning staff are currently seeking your feedback on the proposal. Your participation is important to us and we encourage all members of the public to participate. For more information about the application:

  • Review the application documents on the application webpage.
  • Read the general FAQ provided on the application webpage.
  • Participate in the survey at the bottom of this webpage by July 5, 2024
  • Attend the Public Information Meeting on June 25, 2024, from 7:00 -9:00 p.m. at the Fairbank Centre (Avery Room) - 54 Locks Rd, Dartmouth. This meeting will consist of a short presentation by staff outlining the application process and a short presentation by the applicant outlining their proposal. The remaining time will be allocated for feedback from the community.

Comments, questions and feedback can be provided by contacting the municipal planner managing the application, Dean MacDougall, at dean.macdougall@halifax.ca or 902-240-7085.


PLANAPP 2023-00287 - 893 Sackville Drive, Lower Sackville

A request by Sightline Planning and Approvals, on behalf of the property owner, to allow a mixed use building at 893 Sackville Drive, Lower Sackville.

Details of the proposal include:

  • Five-storey mixed use building;
  • 47 residential units;
  • Variety of interior amenity space;
  • 1275 square feet of ground level commercial space; and
  • 24 underground and 26 surface level residential parking spaces.

How to get Involved

The public is invited to participate in the planning process in the following ways:

  • Complete the survey at the bottom of this webpage by Sunday, June 9, 2024;
  • Watch the video on the righthand side of this website. The video is staff's presentation on the planning process and what Council will consider when evaluating this proposal; and
  • Review the application documents on the application webpage.

Public comments, questions, and feedback can be provided by contacting the municipal planner managing the application, Darrell Joudrey, joudred@halifax.ca or 902.225.8630.


PLANAPP 2024-00431: Dog Daycare Use in Light Industrial Zone in Bedford Plan Area

There have been several requests to operate dog day care facilities within the Bedford Plan area. Currently, this use is not permitted in any zone within the Bedford Land Use By-Law. On February 26, 2024, Halifax and West Community Council initiated an amendment to the Bedford Land Use By-Law to allow for Dog Day Care use within the ILI (Light Industrial) Zone in the Bedford Plan Area.

Details of the Project

The request is to create a definition for Dog Day Care and add it as a permitted use to the Light Industrial (ILI) Zone of the Bedford Land Use By-law.

How to Get Involved

The public is invited to participate in the planning process in the following ways:

  • Review the application documents on the application webpage; and
  • Watch the video on the righthand side of this webpage. The video is staff's presentation on the planning process and what Council will consider when evaluating this proposal.

Public comments, questions, and feedback can be provided by any of the following ways:

  • Contact the municipal Planner managing the application, Alex Wilson, at Alex.Wilson@halifax.ca or 902-719-9248.

Additionally, owners of ILI-zoned properties and properties directly adjacent to ILI-zoned properties will be contacted by the municipality directly.


PLANAPP 2023-00408 - 460 Washmill Lake Drive, Halifax

A request by WM Fares Architects, on behalf of the property owner, to allow a mixed-use development consisting of residential and commercial uses on a site located near the Mainland Common area in Clayton Park (PIDs 41477720, 40550774, and 00330845)

Details of the proposal include:

  • The extension of Regency Park Drive to Washmill Lake Drive
  • A total of 18 multiple unit buildings ranging in height from 12 to 28 storeys
  • ~3,510 residential units inclusive of townhouse style and apartment units
  • ~ 155,665 square feet of commercial space located along the Regency Park Drive extension
  • Municipal parkland and trail systems that connect the development to existing trails within the area, such as the Geizer Hill Trail
  • Landscaped open space and amenity spaces throughout the development

How to Get Involved

Municipal planning staff are currently seeking your feedback on the proposal. Your participation is important to us and we encourage all members of the public to participate. For more information about the application:

  • Review the application documents on the application webpage.
  • Read the FAQ provided on the application webpage.
  • Watch the video on the righthand side of this webpage. The video is staff’s presentation on the planning process and what Council will consider when evaluating this proposal.

Public comments, questions, and feedback can be provided by contacting the municipal Planner managing the application, Dean MacDougall, at dean.macdougall@halifax.ca or 902-240-7085.


PLANAPP 2023-00376 - 3 & 5 Bruce Street, Dartmouth

Stephen Adams Consulting Services Inc., on behalf of the property owner, has applied to build a mixed use building at 3 and 5 Bruce Street, Dartmouth consisting of:

  • Seven (7) storey mixed use building;
  • 78 residential units;
  • 8290 square feet of ground floor level commercial space; and
  • 40 underground residential parking spaces.

For more information about the application:

  • Review the application documents at www.halifax.ca/planning
  • Watch the video on the righthand side of this webpage. The video is staff’s presentation on the planning process and what Council will consider when evaluating this proposal.

How to Get Involved

Municipal planning staff are currently seeking your feedback on the proposal. Your participation is important to us and we encourage all members of the public to participate. Public comments, questions, and feedback can be provided by any of the following ways:

  • Contact the planner managing the application, Darrell Joudrey, at joudred@halifax.ca or 902.225.8630.

PLANAPP 2023-00563 - Herring Cove Road, Halifax

Brighter Community Planning & Consulting is applying to enter into a Development Agreement to create 37 lots with a total of 56 dwelling units on new public roads on the rear portions of 870, 874 and 876 Herring Cove Road and PID 40074551, Herring Cove.

The applicant wishes to create 37 new lots containing a mix of single unit dwellings and two-unit dwellings, for a total of 56 dwelling units. The major aspects of the proposal are as follows:

  • Proposed street extension off Angler Drive;
  • 37 lots proposed;
  • Total of 56 dwelling units consisting of a mix of single unit and two-unit dwellings;
  • 6886 square metres of common open space; and
  • Non-disturbance area proposed along rear portion of all lots.

For more information about the application:

How to Get Involved

Municipal planning staff are currently seeking your feedback on the proposal. Your participation is important to us and we encourage all members of the public to participate. Public comments, questions, and feedback can be provided by contacting the planner managing the application, Claire Tusz, at tuszc@halifax.ca or 902.430.0645.


PLANAPP 2023-00159: 107 Woodlawn Road, Dartmouth

Zzap Consulting Inc., on behalf of the property owner, has applied to rezone the property from R-1 (Single Family Residential) Zone to R-3 (Multiple Family Residential) Zone and enter into a development agreement to allow for a 4-storey apartment building with main level commercial space at 107 Woodlawn Road, Dartmouth. Details of the proposal include:

  • 29 residential units
  • 370 square metres of main level commercial space. Use of this space would be limited to “Neighbourhood Convenience Uses” which may include:
    • food and grocery stores,
    • personal service shops,
    • local offices including offices of professional people providing personal services,
    • public offices,
    • restaurants,
    • veterinary clinics without outdoor runs.
  • 18 indoor parking spaces and an onsite loading space
  • Indoor amenity space for building residents
  • Location of public easement to allow connection of the existing public path to the Day Avenue sidewalk – this is currently under review.

For more information about the application:

  • Review the application documents at www.halifax.ca/planning
  • Watch the video on the right hand side of this webpage. The video is staff's presentation on the planning process and what Council will consider when evaluating this proposal.

How to Get Involved

Municipal planning staff are currently seeking your feedback on the proposal. Your participation is important to us and we encourage all members of the public to participate. Public comments, questions, and feedback can be provided by any of the following ways:

  • Contact the planner managing the application, Taylor MacIntosh, at macintta@halifax.ca or 902.219-0836.

PLANAPP 2023-00324 (Formerly 24654) 247 Main Street, Dartmouth

JHAL Ltd., on behalf of the property owner, is requesting to enter into a development agreement to construct a mixed-use building at 247 Main Street, Dartmouth. Details of the proposal include:

  • 14 storey multi-unit residential building;
  • 148 residential units (mix of bachelor, 1 bedroom, 1 bedroom plus den, and 2 bedroom units)
  • Two ground floor commercial units;
  • 144 underground parking spaces; and
  • Indoor and outdoor amenity space for use by building occupants

For more information about the application:

  • Review the application documents at www.halifax.ca/planning
  • Watch the video on the righthand side of this webpage. The video is staff’s presentation on the planning process and what Council will consider when evaluating this proposal.

How to Get Involved

Municipal planning staff are currently seeking your feedback on the proposal. Your participation is important to us, and we encourage all members of the public to participate. Public comments, questions, and feedback can be provided by any of the following ways:

  • Contact the municipal planner managing the application, Darrell Joudrey, at joudred@halifax.ca or cell at 902.225.8630.

PLANAPP 2023-00368 (formerly 24508) 70-80 First Lake Drive, Lower Sackville

Application by Upland Studio requesting substantive amendments to an existing development agreement for lands at 70-80 First Lake Drive, Lower Sackville, to allow for two 6-storey residential buildings on a shared podium and a new drive-through commercial building.

Details of the proposal include:

  • Sobeys grocery, Staples building, and Tim Horton’s are to remain on-site unchanged.
  • The demolition of the commercial space at the rear of the Sobeys.
  • Two 6-storey residential multiple unit buildings on a shared podium, containing approx. 154 units.
  • A new drive-through commercial building.
  • A network of pedestrian walkways through the site.

For more information about the application:

  • Review the application documents at www.halifax.ca/planning
  • Watch the video on the righthand side of this webpage. The video is staff’s presentation on the planning process and what Council will consider when evaluating this proposal.

How to Get Involved

Municipal planning staff are currently seeking your feedback on the proposal. Your participation is important to us and we encourage all members of the public to participate. Public comments, questions, and feedback can be provided by any of the following ways:


PLANAPP 2023-00959: 101 Research Drive, Dartmouth (Southdale Future Growth Node)

ZZap Consulting Inc. is requesting to enter into a development agreement to allow a residential community at 101 Research Drive, Dartmouth consisting of:

  • 10 multiple unit residential buildings, ranging from 4 to 8 storeys;
  • Approximately 1,040 residential units;
  • Realignment of Research Drive (public street);
  • Public parkland approximately 1,713 square meters in size; and,
  • An active transportation network through the site, linking to Dartmouth South Academy, Fenwick Street, Lynn Drive, and the remaining Southdale lands for future connections.

For more information about this application:

  • Review the application documents at www.halifax.ca/planning
  • Watch the video on the righthand side of this webpage. The video is staff’s presentation on the planning process and what policies will be considered when evaluating this proposal.

How to Get Involved

Municipal planning staff are currently seeking your feedback on the proposal. Your participation is important to us and we encourage all members of the public to participate. While the public engagement period is now complete and the application will move forward, feedback is welcome and will be included as part of the public record.

Public comments, questions, and feedback can be provided by any contact the municipal Planner managing the application, Matthew Conlin at conlinm@halifax.ca or 902-719-9457.


PLANAPP 2023-00321 (Formerly 23821): 600 Bedford Highway, Halifax

ZZap Consulting Inc., on behalf of Dartmouth Housing, has applied to build an apartment building at 600 Bedford Highway, Halifax consisting of:

  • Three (3) storey multi-unit residential building;
  • 18 residential units (mix of 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom, and 3 bedroom units); and
  • 14 residential parking spaces.

For more information about the application:

  • Review the application documents at www.halifax.ca/planning
  • Watch the video on the righthand side of this webpage. The video is staff’s presentation on the planning process and what Council will consider when evaluating this proposal.

How to Get Involved

Municipal planning staff are currently seeking your feedback on the proposal. Your participation is important to us and we encourage all members of the public to participate. Public comments, questions, and feedback can be provided by any contact the municipal Planner managing the application, Taylor MacIntosh at macintta@halifax.ca or 902-219-0836.



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    The first part of this application is a request to apply the C-2C zone to include 44, 44B, 46, and 48 Main Avenue, Halifax to allow a four-storey multiple unit building. Additional changes to the C-2C zone requirements are being considered: these include reducing the amount of parking required and increasing the permitted building depth.

    The second part of this application includes applying the C-2C zone to five additional properties at 50A, 50B, 52, 54, and 58 Main Avenue. This change would allow these properties to continue their existing uses or be used for any use permitted in the C-2C zone.

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    Application by Upland Studio requesting substantive amendments to an existing development agreement for lands at 70-80 First Lake Drive, Lower Sackville, to allow for two 6-storey residential buildings on a shared podium and a new drive-through commercial building.

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    Stephen Adams Consulting Services Inc., on behalf of the property owner, has applied to build a mixed use building at 3 and 5 Bruce Street, Dartmouth apartment building  consisting of:

    • Five (5) storey building
    • Ground floor commercial (5,2000 sq. ft.)
    • 52 residential units 
    • 44 underground parking spaces

    Watch the video and review the documents and then let us know what you think. 

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    Stephen Adams Consulting Services Inc., on behalf of the property owner, has applied to build an apartment building at 541 Pleasant Street, Dartmouth consisting of:

    • Five (5) storey multi-unit residential building
    • 71 residential units (mix of bachelor, 1 bedroom, and 2 bedroom units)
    • 3 Townhouse style units facing MacKenzie Street
    • 3,590 square feet of ground floor commercial space and
    • Approx. 6 commercial parking spaces and 64 residential parking spaces

    Watch the video and review the documents and then let us know what you think. 

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    Project Background

    On October 5, 2021 Regional Council initiated the process to consider an amendment to the Regional Plan for the development of a 12 unit dwelling and supportive housing use for a property in West Chezzetcook.  The project is to be developed by the Souls Harbour and is one of three projects that the municipality has chosen to fund through the second round of the federal Rapid Housing Initiative – Cities Stream for the development of affordable housing.

    Souls Harbour is proposing the development of a 3 storey – 12-unit residential building that will be focused on housing for women and women with children. The specific address of the site in question is not being stated as it is anticipated some residents may require privacy or a certain level of anonymity. This development will complement an existing shared housing use, that provides supportive housing for 7 women/women with children located on the site. While the property is located in a rural setting, there is access to transit, parkland and is close to a public school and amenities. The property will also include a garden area for residents and Souls Harbour will coordinate social events such as movie and craft nights.

    The property is located along Highway 207 in West Chezzetcook and is zoned Rural Enterprise in the Land Use By-law for Planning Districts 8 and 9.  While the current zoning permits the development of a multiple-unit dwelling, based on the lot area for the subject property only 8 units are permitted on the lot. As such, an amendment to the municipal planning documents is required to permit the proposed development of 12 units in addition to the existing shared housing use. 

    While the proposed amendment to the planning documents is specific in relation to the site, the proposed development has significant regional impacts as it is intended to provide deeply affordable housing available throughout the region. Further, the opportunity to access RHI funding is an extremely unique opportunity to meet Council’s strategic priority to support affordable housing. As such this amendment is viewed as regional in nature.

    Please note: this survey will close on October 20, 2021. 

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    Thanks for your interest in this project! A proposal has been submitted to the Municipality that - if approved- would allow the redevelopment of portions of the former Penhorn Mall property into a new mixed use community containing new streets, parks, residential uses, and commercial uses. Details of the plan can be found in submissions made by the applicant found at the bottom of the following link:

    https://www.halifax.ca/business/planning-development/applications/case-23224-former-penhorn-mall-lands-549-569-portland 

    Please complete the following questions to help us shape proposal before it is seen by Community Council for their decision. 

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    This survey will be open until January 15, 2021. Your responses to this survey will be used to inform a report to Council for their decision.

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    The purpose of this survey is to seek public feedback regarding what types of land uses and what form of development (buildings) are appropriate for 5853 College Street. Please share your thoughts before noon on Wednesday, December 23, 2020. Should you have any questions please contact Jillian MacLellan, Planner III by email or phone 902-717-3167.

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    Thank you for your interest in this project! This survey will be open until January 15, 2021. Your responses to this survey will be used to inform a report to Council for their decision.

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    We are looking for your feedback on a development proposal for a new residential community on the former Shannon Park lands located off Princess Margaret Boulevard, Iroquois Drive, and Nootka Avenue in Dartmouth. This survey will be available until June 7, 2021. 

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    Clayton Developments Limited has asked to reduce the minimum lot size for R-1 Zoned lands serviced by Municipal water and sewer (also known as centrally serviced) in the Beaver Bank, Hammonds Plains, and Upper Sackville Plan Area. The R-1 Zone is a residential zone that permits single unit dwellings and accessory uses. All centrally serviced R-1 Zoned lands in this Plan Area are located in Beaver Bank. Today, a centrally serviced R-1 Zoned lot must be at least 6,000 square feet in size with 60 feet of frontage along the public street. Clayton is asking to reduce the area to 4,000 square feet and the frontage to 40 feet. 

    As part of the application review process, Planning staff are inviting the public to share their thoughts on the request. The feedback will inform the process and will be considered as we make a recommendation to Council at the end of the process. North West Community Council will ultimately decide whether to approve or refuse this application.

    To view and listen to a narrated presentation by planning staff and the applicant, please see the video on the Municipal Planning Applications Shape Your City webpage titled as Case 23213. 

    For more information about the application and planning process, and to see a map of the R-1 Zoned lands serviced with municipal water and sewer services (the affected lands), please visit the application webpage

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    MPS Amendment and Development Agreement for Opportunity Site C, Ingram Drive, Fall River, Planning Districts 14 and 17

    This survey has been designed to collect your ideas about how the proposed land use for Site C, Ingram Drive in Fall River.

    Your feedback will help us in considering the proposal submission.

    The survey will be open until midnight April 22, 2022.

    Thank you for your input!

    Municipal Planning Strategy (MPS) policies for Fall River provide rules for how land use is to be developed on the lands known as “Opportunity Site C –” Ingram Drive in Fall River. The existing MPS policy actually allows the development of low-rise apartment buildings, townhouses, single-unit dwellings, and two-unit dwellings up to a maximum of 4 units per acre. In addition, small-scale local commercial, convenience store, and self-storage buildings in association with the residential development may also be considered.

    The proposal is for 

    • three apartment buildings; 
    • each three stories in height; and, 
    • each containing 40 dwelling units on 30 acres of lands.

    In accordance with Section 485 of the Municipal Government Act (MGA), any personal information collected on this survey form will only be used by municipal staff and, if necessary, individuals and/or organizations under service contract with the Halifax Regional Municipality for purposes relating to processing the survey results related to the development proposal for Site C, Ingraham Drive in Fall River. 

    If you have any questions about the collection and use of this personal information, please contact the Access and Privacy Office at 902.943.2148 or privacy@halifax.ca.


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    This is a survey intended to gather the thoughts, opinions, concerns, or support of the community for the planning application proposed at 1200-1216 Cole Harbour Road, Cole Harbour. Before completing this survey, we would encourage you to have a look at the information available on the application website, as well as within the 2 narrated videos found on the right hand side of this Shape Your City webpage. Thank you for your help and participation in this process! 

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    At this time, staff are seeking to engage the community by providing background information, explaining the changes being considered, and gathering comments and feedback on a motion of Council to consider increasing the maximum permitted size of accessory buildings within the Sackville Community Plan Area.

    Please read the Accessory Building Fact Sheet before completing the survey. For more information to help answer the following questions about where you live, check out the Explore HRM Interactive Map. This survey has about 10 questions and will take approximately five to ten (5-10) minutes to complete. 



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    ZZap Consulting Inc., on behalf of the property owner, has applied to enter into a development agreement to permit four townhouse units, three with backyard suites and one with a secondary suite, with off-street parking and shared outdoor amenity space at 1146 St. Margarets Bay Road.

    The major aspects of the proposal are as follows:

    • Each townhouse is approx. 3-storeys tall and is about 2,550 square feet;
    • The backyard suites are approx. 675 square feet each, which meets the land use by-law requirements for backyard suite size;
    • The secondary suite (attached to one of the townhouses) is approx. 690 square feet, which meets the land use by-law requirements for secondary suite size;
    • The dwellings would be located off a shared access driveway which contains two parking spaces per townhouse unit (eight spaces) plus five visitor spaces, for a total of thirteen spaces;
    • The residents would have access to a shared outdoor amenity area;
    • The yards and walkways will be landscaped;
    • The driveway will be buffered by vegetation to the east.


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