Quinpool 6067

The property at 6067 Quinpool Road is scheduled to be marketed for development, but first, HRM Regional Council needs your help to decide what kind of development that should be.

As of May 13, 2016, the demolition of the former Saint Patrick’s High School building is complete. The next phase of land preparation involves laying top soil and hydro seed on-site, with construction fence removal anticipated by mid-summer.

Public Meeting:

The District 7 & 8 Planning Advisory Committee hosted a Public Information Meeting to discuss the proposed amendments to the Halifax Municipal Planning Strategy and the Halifax Peninsula Land Use Bylaw to create a site specific zone for 6067 Quinpool Road. The meeting was held on:

Monday, May 9, 2016, 7 – 9 p.m.
Olympic Community Centre, 2304 Hunter Street, Halifax

Click here to view the meeting agenda

Click here to view the final report from WSP




Public comments on the Quinpool 6067 draft land use by-law regulations were collected December 10 to January 4, 2016. We invite you to review the comments submitted by clicking here.

The former site of the Saint Patrick's High School, 6067 Quinpool Road was declared surplus municipal property by Regional Council in 2014, and the land is now being prepared for future sale and development. The building on site is currently being demolished.

The municipality is undertaking an innovative approach to dispose of this property as enabled through Administrative Order 50, Respecting the Disposal of Surplus Real Property. Because the property has been categorized as Economic Development, the municipality has a unique opportunity to advance development through a change in zone. To that end, land use by-law regulations and planning policies are being created for the site that will ensure a mixed-use development with a focus on urban design and built form excellence, which will complement and enrich the Quinpool Road business district and neighbourhoods, as informed by the public.

Public Consultation

The first presentation and open house was held on July 22, 2015, to provide residents with the opportunity to review and comment on three preliminary design directions for this landmark site. The three design directions were prepared by project consultants following a detailed background analysis of the site and the surrounding community.

Consultants and municipal staff reviewed over 600 comments received during the initial public consultation period, and subsequently developed draft land use by-law regulations and municipal plan amendments that will eventually guide future design of the site.

A second presentation and open house was held on December 9, 2015, to review feedback from the first open house, and to present proposed land use by-law regulations and plan amendments.

Public comments on the draft land use by-law regulations were collected December 10 to January 4, 2016. We invite you to review the comments submitted by clicking here.

Consultants and municipal staff will now review the feedback in order to further refine the proposed by-law and plan amendments, in advance of initiating the Council approval process early in 2016. The future sale of the site is anticipated by summer 2016, after Regional Council approve plan amendments and land use by-law.

As of May 13, 2016, the demolition of the former Saint Patrick’s High School building is complete. The next phase of land preparation involves laying top soil and hydro seed on-site, with construction fence removal anticipated by mid-summer.

Public Meeting:

The District 7 & 8 Planning Advisory Committee hosted a Public Information Meeting to discuss the proposed amendments to the Halifax Municipal Planning Strategy and the Halifax Peninsula Land Use Bylaw to create a site specific zone for 6067 Quinpool Road. The meeting was held on:

Monday, May 9, 2016, 7 – 9 p.m.
Olympic Community Centre, 2304 Hunter Street, Halifax

Click here to view the meeting agenda

Click here to view the final report from WSP




Public comments on the Quinpool 6067 draft land use by-law regulations were collected December 10 to January 4, 2016. We invite you to review the comments submitted by clicking here.

The former site of the Saint Patrick's High School, 6067 Quinpool Road was declared surplus municipal property by Regional Council in 2014, and the land is now being prepared for future sale and development. The building on site is currently being demolished.

The municipality is undertaking an innovative approach to dispose of this property as enabled through Administrative Order 50, Respecting the Disposal of Surplus Real Property. Because the property has been categorized as Economic Development, the municipality has a unique opportunity to advance development through a change in zone. To that end, land use by-law regulations and planning policies are being created for the site that will ensure a mixed-use development with a focus on urban design and built form excellence, which will complement and enrich the Quinpool Road business district and neighbourhoods, as informed by the public.

Public Consultation

The first presentation and open house was held on July 22, 2015, to provide residents with the opportunity to review and comment on three preliminary design directions for this landmark site. The three design directions were prepared by project consultants following a detailed background analysis of the site and the surrounding community.

Consultants and municipal staff reviewed over 600 comments received during the initial public consultation period, and subsequently developed draft land use by-law regulations and municipal plan amendments that will eventually guide future design of the site.

A second presentation and open house was held on December 9, 2015, to review feedback from the first open house, and to present proposed land use by-law regulations and plan amendments.

Public comments on the draft land use by-law regulations were collected December 10 to January 4, 2016. We invite you to review the comments submitted by clicking here.

Consultants and municipal staff will now review the feedback in order to further refine the proposed by-law and plan amendments, in advance of initiating the Council approval process early in 2016. The future sale of the site is anticipated by summer 2016, after Regional Council approve plan amendments and land use by-law.

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    Connectivity is the concept of providing visual and /or physical access into spaces. It provides filtration of light, air, and views through buildings and is a space designed for movement. To enable connectivity, the site design should promote neighbourhood connectivity and encourage pedestrians crossing the site.

    Pedestrian Connection

    1. Minimum 10.5m wide open landscaped pedestrian connection between New Street and Quinpool Road.
    2. Minimum 10.5m wide open landscaped pedestrian connection between Windsor Street and Quingate Place.
    3. Connection between Quingate and Windsor Street will be improved by creating the New Street.
    1. Buildings fronting a street cannot... Continue reading

    Connectivity is the concept of providing visual and /or physical access into spaces. It provides filtration of light, air, and views through buildings and is a space designed for movement. To enable connectivity, the site design should promote neighbourhood connectivity and encourage pedestrians crossing the site.

    Pedestrian Connection

    1. Minimum 10.5m wide open landscaped pedestrian connection between New Street and Quinpool Road.
    2. Minimum 10.5m wide open landscaped pedestrian connection between Windsor Street and Quingate Place.
    3. Connection between Quingate and Windsor Street will be improved by creating the New Street.
    1. Buildings fronting a street cannot comprise more than 80% of the length of each property line.
    1. For buildings above 6 storeys, a minimum separation distance of 20m is required between exterior facade of the building and the adjacent building(s).

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    Open spaces are essential for any healthy neighbourhood. Offering a greater diversity of open spaces such as playgrounds, fountains, art, bicycle racks, and seating areas make a mixed use development more attractive.

    Lot Coverage
    1. Maximum lot coverage of 50 percent.

    1. A minimum of 2,000 sq m of the lot area must be landscaped open space.
    2. One building of 7.5m in height with a maximum footprint of 250 sq m is allowed at the centre.
    3. Temporary and mobile commercial uses permitted at the centre in the open space.
    1. All roofs are... Continue reading

    Open spaces are essential for any healthy neighbourhood. Offering a greater diversity of open spaces such as playgrounds, fountains, art, bicycle racks, and seating areas make a mixed use development more attractive.

    Lot Coverage
    1. Maximum lot coverage of 50 percent.

    1. A minimum of 2,000 sq m of the lot area must be landscaped open space.
    2. One building of 7.5m in height with a maximum footprint of 250 sq m is allowed at the centre.
    3. Temporary and mobile commercial uses permitted at the centre in the open space.
    1. All roofs are to be landscaped.
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    Character manifests itself in many ways, from authenticity to originality, and the neighbourhood surrounding the project site certainly has plenty. Capturing the spirit of the neighbourhood, and adding to it through this development, are essential for this project.

    General Policies

    1. A maximum of 47,000 sq m of floor area (Floor Area Ratio of 3.32) to be permitted.
    2. Variety of Real Estate.
    3. Family size units.
    4. Townhouses for families.
    5. Underground parking, more open spaces.
    6. No vehicular access along Quinpool Road or Windsor Street.
    1. The following external cladding materials to be prohibited:

    Character manifests itself in many ways, from authenticity to originality, and the neighbourhood surrounding the project site certainly has plenty. Capturing the spirit of the neighbourhood, and adding to it through this development, are essential for this project.

    General Policies

    1. A maximum of 47,000 sq m of floor area (Floor Area Ratio of 3.32) to be permitted.
    2. Variety of Real Estate.
    3. Family size units.
    4. Townhouses for families.
    5. Underground parking, more open spaces.
    6. No vehicular access along Quinpool Road or Windsor Street.
    1. The following external cladding materials to be prohibited:
    • Vinyl
    • Plastic
    • Plywood
    • Concrete block
    • Exterior insulation and finish systems where stucco is applied to rigid insulation; and
    • Darkly tinted or mirrored glass
    1. The commercial ground floor of the streetwall to be comprised of min. 75 percent clear glazing.

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    The impression of a building when seen in relation to its surroundings, or the size and proportion of parts of a building or its details, that relate in a positive way to the visual and physical experience of a pedestrian.

    For buildings above 6 storeys

    1. Min. 75% of any residential units on the ground floor fronting on Windsor Street to have individual access.
    2. Min 50% of any residential units on the ground floor fronting on Quingate Place to have individual access.
    1. Height limitations based on height map
    2. Not all heights... Continue reading

    The impression of a building when seen in relation to its surroundings, or the size and proportion of parts of a building or its details, that relate in a positive way to the visual and physical experience of a pedestrian.

    For buildings above 6 storeys

    1. Min. 75% of any residential units on the ground floor fronting on Windsor Street to have individual access.
    2. Min 50% of any residential units on the ground floor fronting on Quingate Place to have individual access.
    1. Height limitations based on height map
    2. Not all heights can be achieved. Heights are also regulated by a maximum floor area ratio requirement of 3.32 (total 47,000 sq m gross floor area)
    Setbacks
    1. Quinpool Road: 1m
    2. Windsor Street: 3m - 4.5m
    3. Quingate Place: 3m - 4.5m
    4. New Street: 3m - 4.5m

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    The impression of a building when seen in relation to its surroundings, or the size and proportion of parts of a building or its details, that relate in a positive way to the visual and physical experience of a pedestrian.

    For buildings above 6 storeys

    1. Minimum separation distance of 20m to be provided between buildings.
    1. Buildings along Quinpool Road above 6 storeys must have a streetwall with the height of 16.5m.
    2. For all other buildings above 6 storeys, a maximum streetwall height of 14.5 m is required.

    The impression of a building when seen in relation to its surroundings, or the size and proportion of parts of a building or its details, that relate in a positive way to the visual and physical experience of a pedestrian.

    For buildings above 6 storeys

    1. Minimum separation distance of 20m to be provided between buildings.
    1. Buildings along Quinpool Road above 6 storeys must have a streetwall with the height of 16.5m.
    2. For all other buildings above 6 storeys, a maximum streetwall height of 14.5 m is required.
    1. Min. 4.5 m height for retail and other non-residential uses on the ground floor.
    2. Min. stepback of 3m above the streetwall.

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    The impression of a building when seen in relation to its surroundings, or the size and proportion of parts of a building or its details, that relate in a positive way to the visual and physical experience of a pedestrian.

    Building depth

    1. Building depth less than 25m for buildings above 6 storeys.
    2. Building depth less than 22m for buildings below 6 storeys.
    1. Max 60m length of a building for buildings above 6 storeys.
    2. To avoid blank walls, wall articulation and other design elements are required.
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    The impression of a building when seen in relation to its surroundings, or the size and proportion of parts of a building or its details, that relate in a positive way to the visual and physical experience of a pedestrian.

    Building depth

    1. Building depth less than 25m for buildings above 6 storeys.
    2. Building depth less than 22m for buildings below 6 storeys.
    1. Max 60m length of a building for buildings above 6 storeys.
    2. To avoid blank walls, wall articulation and other design elements are required.
    1. No blank walls to be permitted for 90% of the frontage of at-grade uses.

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    A healthy social environment involves people from all walks of life. Offering different housing types will make the future development at this site more lively. Commercial spaces are a great part of a neigbourhood's spirit. Just as much as open spaces, they are a prime spot for people to socialize. Commercial spaces at this site should be carefully intertwined with the open spaces in order to make them truly attractive.

    Land uses

    1. High, medium and low rises.
    2. Townhouses.
    3. Small and large commercial units.
    4. Open spaces.
    5. Institutional uses.
    1. 1/3 to 1/4... Continue reading

    A healthy social environment involves people from all walks of life. Offering different housing types will make the future development at this site more lively. Commercial spaces are a great part of a neigbourhood's spirit. Just as much as open spaces, they are a prime spot for people to socialize. Commercial spaces at this site should be carefully intertwined with the open spaces in order to make them truly attractive.

    Land uses

    1. High, medium and low rises.
    2. Townhouses.
    3. Small and large commercial units.
    4. Open spaces.
    5. Institutional uses.
    1. 1/3 to 1/4 of the total number of residential units in an apartment building are required to include two or more bedrooms and to be a minimum of 84 sq m.
    1. Min 50% of all commercial frontage along Quinpool Road to be comprised of individual commercial spaces no wider than 12m.
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    The recent construction of the Halifax Central Library is a great example of how good design can have a positive impact on a community, and infuse it with optimism. Creativity in design to create a new landmark through architecture is a defining principle for this project. The proposed by-law enables creative design that respects good architectural and urban design practices. The following examples are some variations of potential built from at this site.

    Active Facades:

    Mix of Open Space and Buildings:
    Townhouses

    The recent construction of the Halifax Central Library is a great example of how good design can have a positive impact on a community, and infuse it with optimism. Creativity in design to create a new landmark through architecture is a defining principle for this project. The proposed by-law enables creative design that respects good architectural and urban design practices. The following examples are some variations of potential built from at this site.

    Active Facades:

    Mix of Open Space and Buildings:
    Townhouses
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    The recent construction of the Halifax Central Library is a great example of how good design can have a positive impact on a community, and infuse it with optimism. Creativity in design to create a new landmark through architecture is a defining principle for this project. The proposed by-law enables creative design that respects good architectural and urban design practices. The following examples are some variations of potential built from at this site.

    Mixes uses:

    Open Spaces:
    Multi-family Buildings:

    The recent construction of the Halifax Central Library is a great example of how good design can have a positive impact on a community, and infuse it with optimism. Creativity in design to create a new landmark through architecture is a defining principle for this project. The proposed by-law enables creative design that respects good architectural and urban design practices. The following examples are some variations of potential built from at this site.

    Mixes uses:

    Open Spaces:
    Multi-family Buildings:
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