As part of this planning process, Armco Capital Inc. had requested to amend the Municipal Planning Strategy (MPS) to allow for 59 acres of undeveloped land in Beechville to be developed with:
• New public streets and public parks
• Sidewalks and multi-use trails
• Residential units, including: single and two unit houses; townhouses; apartment-style buildings
• Commercial uses
Armco had submitted the following details with their request to amend the MPS:
• Application Letter (PDF)
• Concept Plan (PDF)
In October of 2019, Armco withdrew their request to amend the MPS. Armco has since applied to develop these lands through the development agreement process. View their development agreement application.
On November 28, 2017, Regional Council directed staff to begin a process to consider new planning policies in the community of Beechville. This process includes a public participation program. The participation program involves creating a Beechville African Nova Scotian Community Liaison Group and hosting several rounds of public meetings with the Beechville Community. Council also considered this process on May 9th, 2017. At that time, Council deferred the planning process. They requested a supplementary staff report, which was considered on November 28, 2017.
Public Participation Program
Staff Report – May 9, 2017
Staff Report – November 28, 2017
The Beechville African Nova Scotian Community Liaison Group has completed the work outlined in Phase 2 of the Public Participation Program . View a summary of this work.