Updated: 08-Oct-2022Lower Sackville has a housing shortage. At this point we have about a 0% vacancy rate. One of the solutions for this is to build more places for people to live, and that’s exactly what’s happening in Lower Sackville. I talk more about this here: http://www.paulrussell.ca/housing/

I have put this post together in response to numerous questions. I intend to keep this post updated the significant developments that I know of. Once a development has been completed I plan to remove it from this list. This list is a secondary source of information and may be out of date. You should use the HRM web page (here) as the main source of information.

The development that has captured the most attention recently is 70-80 First Lake Drive. The HRM web site for this is here: https://www.halifax.ca/business/planning-development/applications/case-24508-70-80-first-lake-drive-lower-sackville It is still in the very early stages of this application. HRM planning is working with the developer. We can expect a public meeting early in 2023, but at this point it is too early to know when or where that will be.

The full list is here:

26 Walker Service Road
  • Case 23662
  • HRM Web Page: https://www.halifax.ca/business/planning-development/applications/case-23662-26-walker-service-road-lower-sackville
  • Apartments: 52 (1 building)
  • Townhouses: 34
8 Walker Ave
  • Case 22691
  • HRM Web Page: https://www.halifax.ca/business/planning-development/applications/case-22691-8-walker-avenue-sackville
  • 2 apartment buildings
  • 124 apartments in total
656 Old Sackville Road
  • Case 21859
  • North West Community Council report: https://cdn.halifax.ca/sites/default/files/documents/city-hall/community-councils/200210nwcc1011.pdf
  • 3 apartment buildings
221 Sackville Drive
  • 1 apartment building
  • 52 apartments
323 Sackville Drive
  • Case 24017
  • HRM web page: https://www.halifax.ca/business/planning-development/applications/case-24017-pids-41486515-40872103-sackville-drive-lower
  • 1 apartment building under construction, 1 additional building proposed
  • 101 apartments in the proposed building
533 Sackville Drive
  • 1 apartment building
  • 60 apartments
858 Sackville Drive
  • 1 apartment building, 1 strip mall
  • 60 apartments
216 and 218 Cobequid Road
  • Case 23812
  • HRM Web Page: https://www.halifax.ca/business/planning-development/applications/case-23812-216-218-cobequid-road-lower-sackville
  • 1 apartment building
  • 33 apartments
70-80 First Lake Drive
  • Case 24508
  • HRM web page: https://www.halifax.ca/business/planning-development/applications/case-24508-70-80-first-lake-drive-lower-sackville
  • 800 units
  • 3 buildings