Centre Plan Update – January 2018

Thanks for your input and ongoing support for the Centre Plan. As the next step in the adoption process we’ve developed Package A which we will share on February 23, 2018. Package A is the first set of draft land use policies and regulations which focus on areas designated as Centres, Corridors, Higher Order Residential and Future Growth Nodes. Package A deals with standards for development, set backs, transitions, built-form and creating complete communities.

Want to get up to speed on the Centre Plan? Or refresh your memory? Check out these documents and videos: 

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


Save the date!  You’re invited to join the conversation about Package A. We’ve scheduled a number of engagement sessions for both the public and industry over the next few months. When it becomes available in late February, please have a look at the information contained in Package A and give us your honest feedback. What works for you? What is missing? What needs modification?  Don’t worry if you can’t make a session in person; we will have online options to capture your comments.

Public Open House

Monday, March 19, 2018  from  6:30 – 8:30 pm at St. Joseph A. McKay Elementary School - 5389 Russell Street, Halifax

Thursday, March 22, 2018 from 6 – 8 pm at NSCC Ivany (Waterfront) Campus, 80 Mawiomi Pl, Dartmouth 

Monday, March 26, 2018 from 1 – 3 pm & 6 – 8 pm Dalhousie University SUB - Halifax South

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 from 1-3 pm & 6 -8 pm at the Mic Mac Aquatic Club, 192 Prince Albert Road, Dartmouth

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 from 6 – 8 pm at the Halifax Forum, Maritime Hall, 2901 Windsor Street, Halifax

Thursday, April 5, 2018 from 1 – 3 pm (lobby) & 6 – 8 pm (multi-purpose room) at the Dartmouth North Community Centre, 105 Highfield Park Dr, Dartmouth


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