Councillors reject staff recommendation, support proposed Dartmouth development

12-storey apartment buildings near Lake Banook one step closer to reality

It’s not something you see often, but five Halifax regional councillors have chosen to go against a recommendation by city staff and support a proposed Dartmouth development.

The councillors, Sam Austin, David Hendsbee, Becky Kent, Tony Mancini and Trish Purdy make up the Harbour East-Marine Drive Community Council.

All of them have put their support behind the development that would see two 12-storey apartment buildings built near Lake Banook, with one of the buildings having frontage on Prince Albert Road.

“For me, it’s the first time I can remember going against a staff recommendation in my five years here on council,” said Austin, whose Dartmouth Centre district is where the new buildings would go.

“The feedback on this proposal from the community has been overwhelmingly positive.”… [Read More]