Centre Plan Update – June 2021
On March 2, 2021 the Community Design Advisory Committee received the “What We Heard Report”, a summary of the community engagement process and feedback received on Centre Plan Package B. View the meeting agenda. The meeting was livestreamed and the full report is available.
The Centre Plan is a planning process for the Regional Centre, including Peninsula Halifax and Dartmouth inside the Circumferential Highway.
The Centre Plan is being developed in two phases:
• Package A - approved by Council in September of 2019 addresses lands designated for mixed-use growth, and
• Package B – which is under development and addresses lands designated for parks and community facilities, employment, and established residential areas.
Centre Plan Package B continues to be guided by the Community Design Advisory Committee (CDAC). View the CDAC meeting agenda and presentations.
Following the conclusion of public engagement in December, the proposed Centre Plan and Land Use By-law were released on May 28, 2021 and will be presented to CDAC and the Heritage Advisory Committee (HAC) for their review on June 2, 2021. This will represent the start of the adoption process for the revised and combined planning policies for both Package A and Package B lands within the Regional Centre. The public hearing on the proposed Plan is tentatively targeted for September 2021. The adoption path will include the following:
- Community Design Advisory Committee - June 2, 2021
- Heritage Advisory Committee - June 2, 2021
- Harbour East – Marine Drive Community Council - TBD
- Design Review Committee - June 10, 2021
- Halifax and West Community Council - June 22, 2021
- Regional Centre Community Council - June 28, 2021
- Community Planning and Economic Development Standing Committee - July 15, 2021
- Committee of the Whole (projected) - August 3, 2021
Please visit Regional Centre Plan Area to read the approved planning documents for Package A lands.
For current updates on the Centre Plan Package B process please visit www.centreplan.ca.
Thank you to all who participated in developing the Centre Plan. If you have any questions, please send us an email.