Spring Garden Road Enhancements

Imagine Spring Garden Road
Working together to develop a shared vision for a great street in Halifax

Update - July 2019

Thanks to everyone who attended the June 10 meeting at the Lord Nelson Hotel, the pop ups at the Central Library, Scotia Square & Park Lane Mall and those who took the time to fill in the online survey, your input is very much appreciated. Your input will inform the final design. The survey is now closed.

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Council approved the Spring Garden Road Functional Design Report on April 16, 2019. This report included two recommendations on how to proceed:

  1. Design and construct Option 4, streetscaping improvements between South Park Street and Queen Street.
  2. Collect data during construction and come back to Regional Council with a recommendation on loading, traffic diversion and a daytime transit priority corridor.

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Background
Spring Garden Road is one of the region's busiest pedestrian shopping streets and a major bus corridor. Regional Council has approved a major project further to the Halifax Economic Strategy, to signal their commitment to the downtown core with meaningful investment. Following the success of the Argyle/ Grafton project, completed in 2017, Imagine Spring Garden Road aims to beautify the street and improve conditions for residents to stroll, shop and catch a bus. First, a functional plan was undertaken for the entire corridor between Barrington and Robie Streets. This functional plan was approved by Council, and now that we have a shared understanding of how the street will work, a design exercise is identifying key elements to make the core area linking the popular Central Library to the spectacular Public Gardens a beautiful and welcoming place for people of all ages and abilities.

Imagine Spring Garden Road
Working together to develop a shared vision for a great street in Halifax

Update - July 2019

Thanks to everyone who attended the June 10 meeting at the Lord Nelson Hotel, the pop ups at the Central Library, Scotia Square & Park Lane Mall and those who took the time to fill in the online survey, your input is very much appreciated. Your input will inform the final design. The survey is now closed.

___________________________________________________________________________

Council approved the Spring Garden Road Functional Design Report on April 16, 2019. This report included two recommendations on how to proceed:

  1. Design and construct Option 4, streetscaping improvements between South Park Street and Queen Street.
  2. Collect data during construction and come back to Regional Council with a recommendation on loading, traffic diversion and a daytime transit priority corridor.

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Background
Spring Garden Road is one of the region's busiest pedestrian shopping streets and a major bus corridor. Regional Council has approved a major project further to the Halifax Economic Strategy, to signal their commitment to the downtown core with meaningful investment. Following the success of the Argyle/ Grafton project, completed in 2017, Imagine Spring Garden Road aims to beautify the street and improve conditions for residents to stroll, shop and catch a bus. First, a functional plan was undertaken for the entire corridor between Barrington and Robie Streets. This functional plan was approved by Council, and now that we have a shared understanding of how the street will work, a design exercise is identifying key elements to make the core area linking the popular Central Library to the spectacular Public Gardens a beautiful and welcoming place for people of all ages and abilities.