Centre Plan Update – July 2018

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

On July 25, 2018 the Community Design Advisory Committee (CDAC) completed its review of comments and submissions received through the engagement process on draft Package A. Through the summer, the Centre Plan Team will begin to make changes to the draft documents based on the feedback received and the discussions had at CDAC over June & July. The team will return to the Community Design Advisory Committee in the fall with the next draft of the Package A documents, having had all changes drafted and reviewed by internal stakeholders.

View the Package A documents. Interact with the map. Refresh your memory. Check out these documents and videos: 

View some of the Community Conversations and PLANifax’s video series explaining what the Centre Plan is all about.


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.

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 from 6-8:30 p.m.
Alderney Landing Market
Presentation at 6:30 p.m.

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.

As of May 4, 2018, the public consultation period for Package A of the draft Centre Plan has closed. Thank you to the hundreds of individuals that provided their feedback on these important documents. In the coming months, the Centre Plan Team will be reviewing the hundreds of submissions received through the engagement process, and using this feedback to inform changes to the draft document. We will be returning regularly to the Community Design Advisory Group over the course of the coming months to seek their input and provide updates as we work towards a revised version of the plan.


Adoption of Downtown Halifax and Downtown Dartmouth Plans
Adoption of the Old South Suburb & Schmidtville Heritage Conservation Districts
Consultation on Centre Plan Draft Regulations for Areas identified in Package “A” 
Adoption of Package “A”
Consultation on Centre Plan Draft Regulations for Areas identified in Package “B”
Adoption of Package “B”


Authorize direction of the Centre Plan
Drafting of Centre Plan Regulations


Launch Open House
Neighbourhood Workshops
Growth Scenarios Open House
Stakeholder Meetings
Pop-Up Events


To contact us directly, email planHRM@halifax.ca