Mixed-Use Development of Ben’s Bakery Site Gets Go-Ahead

—December 3, 2018
Halifax Councillors last week unanimously approved a development agreement for the construction of a multi-building, mixed-use development at the site of the former Ben’s Bakery building in west-end Halifax. Along with a six-storey senior living facility, the development is expected to include a mix of condominium and freehold townhouses, a nine-storey apartment building and some ground-floor commercial space.   

Councillors approved the development agreement for the site, bounded by Quinpool, Pepperall, Preston and Shirley streets, following a 90-minute public hearing last Tuesday that generally drew overall support for the project. In fact, councillors praised developer Danny Chedrawe and Westwood Developments, Ltd. for their collaborative approach in working with the community and municipal planners to bring the project forward.

With the development agreement in hand, Chedrawe hopes to break ground on phase I of the development in early 2019. Phase I is expected to include the six-storey Berkeley Seniors  Residence and 20 stacked condominium townhouses. An additional 10 or 11 condo townhouses are included in the overall development plans, and would be constructed in a later phase of development. The development also includes about 10,000 square feet of outdoor green space in the form of an open courtyard that will serve as an outdoor common area for all area residents and enhance pedestrian connections between the development and adjacent neighbourhoods.