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Dartmouth’s Windmill Road may be getting a new 10-storey building

New building will include residential, retail, and dining units

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caption The lot on Windmill Road is currently occupied by The Ship Victory, a bar and grill restaurant.
Mario Terzoli

A new 10-storey residential and commercial building on Dartmouth’s Windmill Road has been greenlit for further discussion by community council.

The Harbour East – Marine Drive Community Council met Tuesday to formally introduce the motion for the building and schedule a public hearing.

If approved, the building would be located at 396, 398 and 400 Windmill Rd., and have approximately 70 residential units and 1,375 square metres of commercial space. At least 50 per cent of the residential units would have a minimum two bedrooms. The plan also includes an indoor parking lot for 82 cars.

The lot is currently occupied by The Ship Victory, a bar and grill restaurant. The surrounding area is made up of residential buildings and businesses including a car dealership, a collision centre, parking lots and Nova Scotia Power facilities.

The application for the building was made in late 2018 by SNM Architect Ltd., an architecture and planning firm based in Bedford N.S.

The public hearing on the proposal is scheduled for March 7 in Dartmouth at the HEMDCC Meeting Space at Alderney Gate.

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    Dawn Sinclair

    They need to cleanup this end of Dartmouth ........ I was shocked on a visit from my now home Edmonton . I would love to see something beautiful being built on my old Shannon Park home ....... it’s time to get this end of Dartmouth back to life
  2. P


    I don’t see the issue. Great. Development in the Tufts Cove area is a positive thing. Maybe the so called “seedy area” ( which I don’t agree with) could use some upgrades. Fingers crossed on the CFL Stadium. Jobs will be created and new businesses/development will follow. Bring it on!!
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    There was a 750 square foot building in the same area that had to have 4feet removed spent four years in court over this on thier own property not touching anyone’s land I do not agree with this building but then again the owner and mayor are good buddies that’s all I have to say
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    tom yeomans

    I have to wonder how coincidental this development is across from the proposed CFL stadium building proposal. Is the fix on the stadium already in? Quite a risk to take on residential units for an otherwise seedy area immediately next to the entrance to the proposed stadium.
    • W


      You should know by now that decisions have already been made prior to public discussion. When have we the people, have yet been able to effectively say no to something and it goes away and or comes to a mutual agreement? Other then the statue they wanted in cape breton highlands I have never heard of it ever.
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    Dorothy Donahoe

    We do not need 10 story blog in residential area Developments like this ruin neighborhoods.
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