Jodreys plan big residential
Metro project may be
By Bruce Erskine
/ Business Reporter
Annapolis Group Inc., controlled by the Jodrey family of
Hantsport, is planning a multimillion-dollar residential
development to be known as Bedford West.
"It could be a billion-dollar project over time," Archie
Hattie, Annapolis Group vice-president and general manager,
said in an interview from his offices on Hammonds Plains Road.
"It's a whole community we're planning," he said. "We feel
this will be a core growth area in metro. . . . We're looking
at a 20- to 30-year growth period."
The 520-hectare (1,284-acre) development, now just woods
and rocks, will be bordered by Highway 102 and Hammonds Plains
Road in the east and bisected by Kearney Lake Road. It extends
west of the old Bedford town line to Ragged Lake. "About half
is outside Bedford in the old Halifax County," Mr. Hattie
The development is being designed to accommodate 20,000
people in about 6,000 residential units, a mix of houses,
condominiums and townhouses - "the full spectrum, some
high-end, some condos," Mr. Hattie said.
He said the Annapolis Group has received approval from
Halifax Regional Municipality to proceed with its master plan
for Bedford West and the developers hopes to break ground
sometime next year.
"The first public information meeting will be held in
October," Mr. Hattie said. "By the end of November, we'll be
coming forward with our master plan, showing the different
uses, park spaces and roads."
He said the plan will include provisions for schools and
commercial and retail development.
"(Commercial development) will happen when they see people
moving in there," he said.
Mr. Hattie said the proposed Highway 113, which would
connect highways 102 and 103, will run through the
"The province is in the process of acquiring
rights-of-way," he said.
Annapolis Group Inc. initiated the development of Bedford's
Papermill Lake and was behind the recent Glen Arbour and
Glenbourne residential development.