UPDATE: March 12, 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 and were presented to the Community Design Advisory Committee on February 28, 2018. You can find the documents on www.centreplan.ca
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 has begun. This consultation will assist the adoption process through the Community Design Advisory Committee, the Community Planning & Economic Development Standing Committee and Regional Council. A storefront location opened on February 26 at 5161 George Street in Halifax (the corner of George and Hollis, in the former RBC Building). The storefront will be open most weekdays from 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. unless otherwise noted. The weekly schedule will be posted every Monday on our Twitter page @hfxplanning.
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.