Developers who proposed a 22-storey tower in Lower Sackville last fall have revised their plans and are instead proposing two six-storey buildings for the First Lake Drive site.
As reported here in October, Upland Studio applied on behalf of First Mutual Properties to amend an existing development agreement to allow the company to build three towers — six, 15, and 22 storeys tall. The proposal included ground floor commercial and office space.
That led to backlash, with some concerned residents creating a petition saying the proposed development was too tall for the area.
Upland Studio has now revised its proposal for the 70-80 First Lake Drive site.
As published Thursday on HRM’s website, the revised application includes two six-storey multiple unit dwellings on a shared podium. They’d comprise 77 residential units each, for a total of 154.
The proposed development also includes the following:
- Sobeys grocery, Staples building, and Tim Hortons remain on-site unchanged
- Demolition of the warehouse/commercial space at the rear of Sobeys
- A network of pedestrian walkways through the site
Upland Studio’s development summary also mentions the creation of a new drive-through restaurant building within the Sobeys parking lot.
HRM notes the application is currently at the review stage of the process, where the request is reviewed by internal municipal staff and external review agencies.