Proposed Dartmouth Condo Building Receives Planning Staff Support

—November 10, 2017
Halifax Municipal planning staff have expressed support for a proposed nine-storey condo building along Lake Banook on Dartmouth’s Prince Albert Road. If approved by Halifax Regional Council, the building, at almost twice the size of the nearby five-storey Banook Shores condo building, would become the tallest in the area.

The staff report played down the size by noting that its architectural design was based in part on minimizing its bulk, and suggested that it could successfully meld into the nearby single-family housing neighborhood on Glenwood Avenue. The report also stated that the proposed building generally falls in line with the intent of the municipal planning strategy.

The Prince Albert Road condos, as currently referred to, would consist of 90 condo units and more than 5,000-square-feet of ground floor commercial space. The building would also include underground parking for more than 100 vehicles and “indoor amenity space.”

The project is the work of the Monaco Investments Partnership, comprised of local developers Tony Maskine, Wadih Jabbour and Pierre Jabbour. The original proposal submitted in 2012 sought permission for a 15-storey building, but was revised downward to 13 storeys in 2014, 10 in 2015, and now nine.

The project requires both a rezoning of the property and development agreement approval. The full council will address the project’s application during a Dec. 7 public hearing.