Centre Plan Update - August 2021
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, and Package B. Centre Plan Package B continues to be guided by the Community Design Advisory Committee (CDAC). View the CDAC meeting agenda, maps, schedules and presentations.
Regional Council Approves Key Changes
Between April and July 2021, a number of Community Councils and Committees of Council reviewed Centre Plan Package B and forwarded recommendations to Regional Council. On August 17, 2021 Regional Council provided direction to staff on changes to the proposed planning documents arising from the review process, including a number of site-specific zoning changes identified in the supplementary staff report. The adoption path will include the following:
- Community Design Advisory Committee - June 2, 2021
- Heritage Advisory Committee - June 23, 2021
- Harbour East – Marine Drive Community Council - June 3, 2021
- 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 14, 2021
Committee of the Whole August 17, 2021
View the motion - 14.2 Ratification from Committee of the Whole August 17, 2021 - Regional Centre Secondary Municipal Planning Strategy and Land Use By-law – Centre Plan Package B
First Reading (projected) September 28, 2021
Second Reading (projected) October 26, 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.
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.