Centre Plan

Centre Plan Package A April 2019 image

Welcome to the Centre Plan project!
Update – April 2019

Thanks for your input and ongoing support for the Centre Plan.

Centre Plan Package A was presented to the Community Design Advisory Committee (CDAC) on April 10, 2019. Now the group will have the opportunity to ask questions and make their recommendation on the proposed plan. The plan also be reviewed by a number of other advisory and standing committees of Council as well as the Harbour East- Marine Drive Community Council & the Halifax and West Community Council before it can be presented to Regional Council for consideration.

View the staff report and presentation and the Centre Plan package A documents on the CDAC agenda page.

The Centre Plan document is the direct result of feedback received through a significant public engagement program, input and guidance from the Community Design Advisory Committee and Regional Council, and a strong commitment by the Planning and Development team to modernize development rules to reflect the vision citizens have for their communities. After the fall 2016 release of the Draft Centre Plan, improvements were made to the following policy directions and themes to respond to what the community said was most important to them:

• Stronger protection for residential neighbourhoods, complete communities & heritage
• Design requirements to minimize impact of new development on existing communities
• Regulations to ensure balanced distribution of housing and population density
• Priority on pedestrians
• Access to parks & public amenities
Affordable housing
• Stronger requirements for sustainable design & building practices
• Regulations that will enable a strong economy

Visit the centreplan.ca welcome page for information on the current phase of the project




Welcome to the Centre Plan project!
Update – April 2019

Thanks for your input and ongoing support for the Centre Plan.

Centre Plan Package A was presented to the Community Design Advisory Committee (CDAC) on April 10, 2019. Now the group will have the opportunity to ask questions and make their recommendation on the proposed plan. The plan also be reviewed by a number of other advisory and standing committees of Council as well as the Harbour East- Marine Drive Community Council & the Halifax and West Community Council before it can be presented to Regional Council for consideration.

View the staff report and presentation and the Centre Plan package A documents on the CDAC agenda page.

The Centre Plan document is the direct result of feedback received through a significant public engagement program, input and guidance from the Community Design Advisory Committee and Regional Council, and a strong commitment by the Planning and Development team to modernize development rules to reflect the vision citizens have for their communities. After the fall 2016 release of the Draft Centre Plan, improvements were made to the following policy directions and themes to respond to what the community said was most important to them:

• Stronger protection for residential neighbourhoods, complete communities & heritage
• Design requirements to minimize impact of new development on existing communities
• Regulations to ensure balanced distribution of housing and population density
• Priority on pedestrians
• Access to parks & public amenities
Affordable housing
• Stronger requirements for sustainable design & building practices
• Regulations that will enable a strong economy

Visit the centreplan.ca welcome page for information on the current phase of the project