UPDATE: February 23, 2018
Thanks for your input and ongoing support for the Centre Plan.
Draft Package A Land Use By-law (LUB) and Secondary Municipal Planning Strategy (SMPS) documents have now been released as part of the Community Design Advisory Committee agenda. As the next step in the adoption process Package A contains the first set of draft land use policies and regulations which focus on areas designated as Centres, Corridors, Higher Order Residential and Future Growth Nodes. Package A deals with standards for development, set backs, transitions, built-form and creating complete communities.
Public and stakeholder consultation will begin in early March. This consultation will assist the adoption process through the Community Design Advisory Committee, the Community Planning & Economic Development Standing Committee and Regional Council.
The Centre Plan represents a strong blueprint for smart growth in the Regional Centre: directing high-quality development to areas where it can best be accommodated, and providing enhanced protections for heritage properties and neighbourhoods that are well established. The Centre Plan is phase three of HRMbyDesign. Following the establishment of the Regional Centre vision and principles in phase one, and the creation of the Downtown Halifax Plan in phase two. Taken as a whole, the three phases present a vision of a dense, livable and prosperous Regional Centre (Dartmouth and Halifax urban core) that will create sustained economic, environmental and social benefits across the entire municipality.
Visit centreplan.ca for information on the current phase of the project.
For archived Centre Plan information visit Shape Your City.