Port Wallace Community Planning

Consultation has concluded

Updates on the Port Wallace project can be found on halifax.ca.

Port Wallace has been identified as a potential future growth area for a community to be serviced with municipal sewer and water services. Regional Council has directed that a planning process for the area be undertaken to design the community and determine servicing needs and the boundaries for services. Detailed policies and regulations will cover land uses, layout, densities, open space and other community amenities with community engagement being an important part of this process.

An open house and public meeting was held Thursday, November 3, 2016 in the auditorium of Ecole le Carrefour, 201 Avenue du Portage in Port Wallace. Alternative development proposals were presented for two land parcels - a 53 acre parcel and a 500 acre parcel, located on the east side of Lake Charles, between Waverley Road and Highway 107. Planning staff also presented draft design guidelines for Port Wallace.

Background documents:

The Land Suitability Analysis report provides an assessment of forested areas, wetlands and watercourses, steep slopes, potential contamination, heritage and cultural landscapes to identify areas that are suitable for development and areas that should be preserved for open space.

The Base Infrastructure report examines the surrounding water distribution, wastewater collection and transportation systems (roads, transit and active transportation) and reviews the opportunities and challenges that will have to be considered in the design of the new community.

Updates on the Port Wallace project can be found on halifax.ca.

Port Wallace has been identified as a potential future growth area for a community to be serviced with municipal sewer and water services. Regional Council has directed that a planning process for the area be undertaken to design the community and determine servicing needs and the boundaries for services. Detailed policies and regulations will cover land uses, layout, densities, open space and other community amenities with community engagement being an important part of this process.

An open house and public meeting was held Thursday, November 3, 2016 in the auditorium of Ecole le Carrefour, 201 Avenue du Portage in Port Wallace. Alternative development proposals were presented for two land parcels - a 53 acre parcel and a 500 acre parcel, located on the east side of Lake Charles, between Waverley Road and Highway 107. Planning staff also presented draft design guidelines for Port Wallace.

Background documents:

The Land Suitability Analysis report provides an assessment of forested areas, wetlands and watercourses, steep slopes, potential contamination, heritage and cultural landscapes to identify areas that are suitable for development and areas that should be preserved for open space.

The Base Infrastructure report examines the surrounding water distribution, wastewater collection and transportation systems (roads, transit and active transportation) and reviews the opportunities and challenges that will have to be considered in the design of the new community.