Any development proposal which requires approval by Community Council, Regional Council, or, if a project is located within the Downtown Halifax Plan Area, the Design Review Committee, is considered through a discretionary approval process. Please review the Guide to the Planning Approval Process for more information.
Planning Pre-Application Form - Preliminary review of a proposal
Planning Application Form - Full application to consider a Plan Amendment, Rezoning, Text Amendment to a Land Use By-law, Development Agreement, Amendment to a Development Agreement, Comprehensive Development District, etc.
Guide to Open Space Design Development - by development agreement
Telecommunication Application - application for the construction of a telecommunication structure
Downtown Halifax Application Forms - map of plan area
With the adoption of the Downtown Halifax Secondary Municipal Planning Strategy in October 2009, a new review process for applications within this plan area was implemented. All applications are reviewed by the Design Review Committee. Please contact us for more information.
Frequently asked questions about the Downtown Halifax Development Public Consultation Process