Halifax Common Master Plan

I’m on the Common!

The municipality is planning for the future direction of the Halifax Common.

As the city and region continue to grow, this dynamic public space will only take on more significance as a major park and recreation area serving local residents and all people in the Halifax region. The time has come again to take a comprehensive look at the future of the Common, through a master planning process that will define management policies, guidelines for open and green space, as well as concepts and action plans for physical renewal.

The outcomes will serve as a blueprint for future improvements, to guide the City in provision of open space areas, parks, recreation programs and facilities for the short and the long-term.


Update - July, 2019

The survey is now closed. Thanks to all who have provided feedback. There has been a tremendous amount of interest about the entire Halifax Common Plan that will be considered to determine the next steps. The consultation throughout the project is helping shape the plan.

While the survey is now closed, individual submissions can be made to the project team at: commonplan@halifax.ca

Next steps: The schedule associated with the project envisioned a return with the Master Plan to Regional Council in late Fall 2019. As has been done throughout the project, this will be assessed once the latest round of public consultation has been reviewed. The need for any additional engagement will be assessed once we have reviewed the latest round of public consultation.


Past Engagement Workshops

The meeting in the public engagement series was held on Monday, June 17, 2019 where we shared components of the Draft Master Plan that included key directions and concept plans for the municipal open spaces as well as the Common-wide strategies for connections, character and recreation experiences.

The third meeting in the public engagement series was held on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, which included a presentation on the key engagement findings from the work to date, along with the overarching themes and values that have emerged. This was followed by an open house of workshops inviting attendees to explore the possibilities and big decisions under consideration.

Our first round of public engagement sessions were held on Jan. 31, 2018 and Dec. 11, 2017. Thanks to everyone who came out to share what you value most about the Halifax Common.

Feedback from the December, January, and April engagement sessions has been captured and summarized in our What We Heard documents in the document library.


Who’s Listening?

For questions or to provide direct feedback on the Draft Master Plan:

Project Lead – Carolle Koziak Roberts

Halifax Regional Municipality

Email: commonplan@halifax.ca

I’m on the Common!

The municipality is planning for the future direction of the Halifax Common.

As the city and region continue to grow, this dynamic public space will only take on more significance as a major park and recreation area serving local residents and all people in the Halifax region. The time has come again to take a comprehensive look at the future of the Common, through a master planning process that will define management policies, guidelines for open and green space, as well as concepts and action plans for physical renewal.

The outcomes will serve as a blueprint for future improvements, to guide the City in provision of open space areas, parks, recreation programs and facilities for the short and the long-term.


Update - July, 2019

The survey is now closed. Thanks to all who have provided feedback. There has been a tremendous amount of interest about the entire Halifax Common Plan that will be considered to determine the next steps. The consultation throughout the project is helping shape the plan.

While the survey is now closed, individual submissions can be made to the project team at: commonplan@halifax.ca

Next steps: The schedule associated with the project envisioned a return with the Master Plan to Regional Council in late Fall 2019. As has been done throughout the project, this will be assessed once the latest round of public consultation has been reviewed. The need for any additional engagement will be assessed once we have reviewed the latest round of public consultation.


Past Engagement Workshops

The meeting in the public engagement series was held on Monday, June 17, 2019 where we shared components of the Draft Master Plan that included key directions and concept plans for the municipal open spaces as well as the Common-wide strategies for connections, character and recreation experiences.

The third meeting in the public engagement series was held on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, which included a presentation on the key engagement findings from the work to date, along with the overarching themes and values that have emerged. This was followed by an open house of workshops inviting attendees to explore the possibilities and big decisions under consideration.

Our first round of public engagement sessions were held on Jan. 31, 2018 and Dec. 11, 2017. Thanks to everyone who came out to share what you value most about the Halifax Common.

Feedback from the December, January, and April engagement sessions has been captured and summarized in our What We Heard documents in the document library.


Who’s Listening?

For questions or to provide direct feedback on the Draft Master Plan:

Project Lead – Carolle Koziak Roberts

Halifax Regional Municipality

Email: commonplan@halifax.ca