Cogswell District Redevelopment Project

The Cogswell District is one of the biggest city-building projects in the history of Halifax.

A new neighbourhood will soon be built – where the Cogswell Interchange now stands – designed to connect downtown with the north end and waterfront, creating a stronger, more inclusive network of communities.

On June 5, 2018 Regional Council approved the 60% design and gave direction to move to the next stage of the process – completing the 90% design. To inform this next milestone, Regional Council requested a collaborative public engagement initiative to inform the final design of public spaces and detailed land use policy for the Cogswell District.

What are public spaces? Public spaces are open and accessible to all people regardless of ownership. This includes sidewalks, bikeways, bus stops, streets, parks, public courtyards, plazas, and other open spaces.

High-quality public spaces are an essential component for the success of the Cogswell District. It will support the day-to-day experiences that:

  • Attract residents to want to live in the area
  • Promote walking, cycling and transit use
  • Attract visitors to discover the unique qualities in the neighbourhood

What is land use policy? The majority of the Cogswell District is in Precinct #8 of the Downtown Halifax Plan Area. The downtown policy and urban design guidelines describes the vision and the form of development throughout Downtown Halifax. Over several weeks in August and September, input will be sought from residents about what should be considered when finalizing the urban design rules for new buildings in the Cogswell District - all while ensuring the vision of the project is achieved.

Want to get up to speed on the Cogswell District concept plan? Visit the document library or view the website for the latest updates.

The Cogswell District is one of the biggest city-building projects in the history of Halifax.

A new neighbourhood will soon be built – where the Cogswell Interchange now stands – designed to connect downtown with the north end and waterfront, creating a stronger, more inclusive network of communities.

On June 5, 2018 Regional Council approved the 60% design and gave direction to move to the next stage of the process – completing the 90% design. To inform this next milestone, Regional Council requested a collaborative public engagement initiative to inform the final design of public spaces and detailed land use policy for the Cogswell District.

What are public spaces? Public spaces are open and accessible to all people regardless of ownership. This includes sidewalks, bikeways, bus stops, streets, parks, public courtyards, plazas, and other open spaces.

High-quality public spaces are an essential component for the success of the Cogswell District. It will support the day-to-day experiences that:

  • Attract residents to want to live in the area
  • Promote walking, cycling and transit use
  • Attract visitors to discover the unique qualities in the neighbourhood

What is land use policy? The majority of the Cogswell District is in Precinct #8 of the Downtown Halifax Plan Area. The downtown policy and urban design guidelines describes the vision and the form of development throughout Downtown Halifax. Over several weeks in August and September, input will be sought from residents about what should be considered when finalizing the urban design rules for new buildings in the Cogswell District - all while ensuring the vision of the project is achieved.

Want to get up to speed on the Cogswell District concept plan? Visit the document library or view the website for the latest updates.