On March 5, staff received a request for a non-substantive amendment to the existing development agreement for the Olde Town Hills development, located at 312 Dufferin Street (PIDs 60705175, 60717907, 60717899, 60031788) to be referred together as the “subject property”. The purpose of this amendment is to consolidate lots 118 and 119 to remove the 4-unit townhouse dwelling and replace the 24-unit dwelling with a 34-unit dwelling on the consolidated lot. On March 29, Staff received a complete application. This is a non-substantive amendment and requires approval by Council as per Section 230 of the Municipal Government Act.
This is a non-substantive amendment to an existing development agreement. A public participation meeting is not required.
The public input period has ended.
At the April 26 regular meeting of Town Council, the following resolution was passed:
that Council for the Town of Bridgewater defer the decision regarding the non-substantive amendment to the development agreement at Olde Town Hills Community Ltd. at 312 Dufferin Street and request additional information from staff and/or the applicant.
This amendment applicaiton returned to the May 10 regular meeting of Town Council with a supplemental report and a revised amendment to Part 20 of the existing Development Agreement. A report detailing the additional information and proposed revisions to the DA is attached under the title "Amendments".
No public hearing was required because this was a non-substantive matter.
Take notice that on May 10, 2021, Council of the Town of Bridgewater passed a resolution approving a non-substantive amendment to the existing development agreement. This amendment will enable the following: remove the 4-unit townhouse and 24-unit multiunit residential buildings and replace them with a 34-unit multiunit residential building on the consolidated lots; replace Schedule 81, 82 and Dl with revised plans to reflect this change; revise Part 7(d) to reflect the consolidated lot in the requirement of an opaque fence and add a requirement for the retention of the existing trees within the buffer between lot 118 and the adjacent property; add a new subsection in Part 9 to set a maximum height of the 34-unit building; add a variance in Part 10 to enable indoor bicycle parking facilities for the multi-unit residential buildings; and, add new clause to Part 20 to provide a 10 year completion horizon for Phase 1.
In accordance with Sections 247 and 249 of the Municipal Government Act, an aggrieved person, the Provincial Director of Planning, or the Council of an adjacent municipality may appeal Council's decision to the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board. Notice of appeal must be served on the Board within fourteen (14) days of the date of this advertisement.
Enquiries respecting appeal procedures can be made to the NS Utility and Review Board, by calling (902) 424-4448 Ext: 236, or toll free 1-855-442-4448, or by mail to Box 1692, Unit "M" Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 3S3.