A virtual public information meeting (PIM) for Phase #1 of the project will be held on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 beginning at 7:00 p.m. This meeting will be hosted by the North West Planning Advisory Committee via Zoom. HRM planning staff will present an outline of the proposal and the planning process. Staff and the developer will be in attendance to answer questions and collect feedback on the proposal. The link to the Zoom meeting will be provided closer to the meeting date. A YouTube link to view the meeting will be provided closer to the meeting date. If you wish to present at the meeting, please register prior to 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 17, 2021 by contacting the planner below.
HRM initiated a comprehensive secondary planning process for the Middle Sackville Urban Local Growth Centre to enable mixed residential, commercial, institutional and recreational uses on lands surrounding the Highway 101 – Margeson Drive interchange in Middle Sackville.
The subject properties are within an Urban Local Growth Centre. The Regional Plan supports a mix of low and medium density housing, walkable streets, active transportation routes and quality transit connections in this growth centre through a secondary planning process. A community visioning exercise was completed in 2011 for the Middle Sackville Urban Local Growth Centre. The community identified desired features for the area including recreational opportunities, an outdoor public gathering space, a cultural centre, a commercial centre, a variety of housing types and seniors housing.
At their meeting on December 4, 2018, Regional Council directed staff to undertake a comprehensive secondary planning exercise to amend the Regional Municipal Planning Strategy, Regional Subdivision By-law, Secondary Municipal Planning Strategies and Land Use By-laws for Sackville and Beaver Bank, Hammonds Plains and Upper Sackville to enable a complete community in the Middle Sackville Urban Local Growth Centre comprised of residential, commercial, institutional and recreational development on lands surrounding the Highway 101 – Margeson Drive interchange. A copy of the staff initiation report it available here.
Additional information on this project is available on Shape Your City. The Shape Your City webpage includes preliminary plans and technical studies, updates on the status of the project, more information about the planning process, and details on how the public can participate in and provide feedback on the project.
Documents Submitted for Evaluation
Preliminary designs of the proposal are currently underway, so there are no plans or studies to review at this time. When available, plans and other relevant materials will be posted in this section of the website.
Map 1 – Regional Plan Generalized Future Land Use
Map 2 – Community Plans Generalized Future Land Use
Map 3 – Zoning
Map 4 – Proposed Margeson Drive and Highway 101 Master Plan Study Area