Council Approves Two Dartmouth Towers With More Than 200 Residential Units

DARTMOUTH – A major development near Wyse Road has been given the green light by the community council, despite objections from staff. Harbour East Community Council voted in favour of the project during a meeting on September 2.

Developer Joseph Arab can now build two towers (11 and 9 stories tall) on a large parcel of land on Rosedale Drive. The property also has frontage on Floral Avenue and Fraser Street.

According to a development agreement application submitted in 2020, the two towers will hold 205 residential units, along with ground-level commercial space. It will also have underground parking lots.

The Rosedale development was proposed before Halifax’s new Centre Plan was put in place. That means the project had to meet requirements under Dartmouth’s old guidelines.

Dartmouth Centre councillor Sam Austin says the old rules stated new developments had to be “consistent and compatible” with the surrounding area. Staff rejected it because no other structure in the area was 11 or 9 stories high… [Read More]