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5534-5558 Bilby Street & 2819-2827 Isleville St. Halifax

5534-5558 Bilby Street

and 2819-2827 Isleville Street, Halifax

(updated 12 March 2012)

Application by Genivar Incorporated on behalf of PFK Properties Limited to amend the Halifax Peninsula Land Use By-law (LUB) to include 5534-5558 Bilby Street and 2819-2827 Isleville Street within Schedule Q, and to allow a 56-unit multiple unit residential building by development agreement.

Proposal - Information Sheet
The four subject properties are located on the corner of Bilby Street and Isleville Street. The lands are designated Major Commercial in the Peninsula North Area under the Halifax Municipal Planning Strategy (MPS), and are zoned C-2 (General Business) under the Halifax Peninsula LUB.

The applicant proposes that HRM apply a zoning schedule, Schedule Q, upon the property, which then would allow Peninsula Community Council (PCC) to consider a development agreement for the residential building. Both the application of the proposed schedule and the development agreement are to be considered simultaneously.
The proposal is to be comprised of a 56-unit residential building (8 townhouse-style units at the base of the building and 48 units on the upper floors). Access to the site is proposed from Bilby Street. Side-by-side driveways are provided for access to an internal grade level parking area and a ramp to the one level of underground parking.
This application is being considered under the land use by-law amendment and development agreement process.
A Public Information Meeting (PIM) was held March 7, 2012 at Highland Park Junior High School, Halifax.

Following the PIM, a staff report will be drafted to make a recommendation on whether Council should consider approving the application. In this case, PCC will consider the staff recommendation. Should PCC wish to consider adopting the proposed LUB amendments and development agreement, a public hearing will need to be held.
Documents Submitted for Evaluation
The applicant has submitted plans required by HRM staff to properly evaluate the application. These materials are available for review at the Planning Services office in Halifax.

Site Plan
Floor Plans
Traffic Impact Statement

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List of developments in Metro area per article in The Chronicle Herald on July 14, 2012

Bedford Housing Development - 2007- 2027 $1 Billion
Kings Wharf - Dartmouth side - 2012 - 2020 - $500 Million
Halifax Airport 2011-2020 - $381 Million
Irving Shipyard Upgrades - $260 Million
New Dockyard Jetty - $100 Million
Harbour Isle Project - Dartmouth side - $250 Million
Mount Royal - Hfx - $94 Million
CFB Halifax Residences - $64 Million
Citadel Hotel redevelopment (already mentioned previously) $60 Million
Grand Haven Heights - $60 Million
Nova Convention Ctr (mentioned previously ) $500 Million
Fenwick Tower redevelopment - $ 150 Million
Halifax YMCA/CBC redevelopment - $50 Million
Motherhouse Property at Mount St. Vincent - $500 Million
Skye Halifax - $ 350 Million
Bayers Lake shopping district expansion - $300 Million
Salter Block development on waterfront - $100 Million
A lot of these are approved and some are still up for approval. These total over $4.71 Billion. In addition to this major renovations are planned for both bridges as well as for the Port of Halifax. I think cranes are definately making a comeback in Halifax!!!!!

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