Downtown Dartmouth Plan Update

The vision for Downtown Dartmouth continues to be that it is an attractive and safe community with a lively business district, quiet and stable neighbourhoods, and an accessible and beautiful waterfront for all to enjoy. The community has retained a strong sense of its heritage and culture, provides a broad range of quality housing choices for all, and assures that all lifestyles can be met through an abundance of park and recreation facilities and employment opportunities.

While many positive changes have been taking place in Downtown Dartmouth, overall limited growth has been realized, and the current policies do not adequately encourage good design that complements the character of local streets. The goal of the Plan Update initiated by Council is to provide more detailed policy and design guidance. We want to develop a clearer, more predictable and effective planning framework.

Downtown Dartmouth Plan Update and Centre Plan: Building on what we heard in past consultations on Downtown Dartmouth and Centre Plan Package A, updates to the Secondary Municipal Planning Strategy (SMPS) and the Land Use By-Law (LUB) for Downtown Dartmouth commercial core will be aligned with, and incorporated into the Centre Plan. See DRAFT area map.

Please join us to continue the conversation at a public open house to review and provide feedback on draft land use policies and regulations on Monday, October 22, 2018 at the Alderney Landing Market space from 6-8:30 p.m. Presentation will take place at 6:30 pm.

If you would like to provide written feedback or meet with municipal Planning & Development staff about the proposed changes, please contact planhrm@halifax.ca until November 9, 2018. Draft proposed policies and regulations will be available online following the Open House.

Information on previous Downtown Dartmouth public engagement is available here.

Information on Centre Plan Package A is available here.

The vision for Downtown Dartmouth continues to be that it is an attractive and safe community with a lively business district, quiet and stable neighbourhoods, and an accessible and beautiful waterfront for all to enjoy. The community has retained a strong sense of its heritage and culture, provides a broad range of quality housing choices for all, and assures that all lifestyles can be met through an abundance of park and recreation facilities and employment opportunities.

While many positive changes have been taking place in Downtown Dartmouth, overall limited growth has been realized, and the current policies do not adequately encourage good design that complements the character of local streets. The goal of the Plan Update initiated by Council is to provide more detailed policy and design guidance. We want to develop a clearer, more predictable and effective planning framework.

Downtown Dartmouth Plan Update and Centre Plan: Building on what we heard in past consultations on Downtown Dartmouth and Centre Plan Package A, updates to the Secondary Municipal Planning Strategy (SMPS) and the Land Use By-Law (LUB) for Downtown Dartmouth commercial core will be aligned with, and incorporated into the Centre Plan. See DRAFT area map.

Please join us to continue the conversation at a public open house to review and provide feedback on draft land use policies and regulations on Monday, October 22, 2018 at the Alderney Landing Market space from 6-8:30 p.m. Presentation will take place at 6:30 pm.

If you would like to provide written feedback or meet with municipal Planning & Development staff about the proposed changes, please contact planhrm@halifax.ca until November 9, 2018. Draft proposed policies and regulations will be available online following the Open House.

Information on previous Downtown Dartmouth public engagement is available here.

Information on Centre Plan Package A is available here.