Plan Dutch Village Road

Help us shape how Dutch Village Road should grow!

Over the past five years, there has been increased interest in developing higher density, mixed use buildings within the Dutch Village Road area (DVRA). This type of development is currently not permitted under the local land use planning policies therefore each proposal requires a change to planning policy.

In 2013 Regional Council initiated a planning process to establish comprehensive planning policies that enable additional commercial and residential developments on the lands located within Dutch Village Road and neighbouring areas.

Community engagement included an online forum, correspondence with staff and a community workshop held on March 25, 2015. Community input on what would be appropriate for the community with respect to land use and built form informed the proposed land use policies and regulations.

A summary of proposed changes, draft Halifax Municipal Planning Strategy and Halifax Mainland Land Use By-law amendments are now available for public review.

On July 19, Regional Council held first reading of the Plan Dutch Village Road amendments. A public hearing has been scheduled for August 9, 2016 at Regional Council. A staff report has been prepared which outlines the recommended changes within the Dutch Village Road Are. At the public hearing, the public will be invited to speak to Regional Council about their thoughts or concerns with the proposal. Should Regional Council approve the recommendations, the draft amendments will go to the Province for Ministerial Review and Approval. Once they are approved by the Province they will be in effect.

Help us shape how Dutch Village Road should grow!

Over the past five years, there has been increased interest in developing higher density, mixed use buildings within the Dutch Village Road area (DVRA). This type of development is currently not permitted under the local land use planning policies therefore each proposal requires a change to planning policy.

In 2013 Regional Council initiated a planning process to establish comprehensive planning policies that enable additional commercial and residential developments on the lands located within Dutch Village Road and neighbouring areas.

Community engagement included an online forum, correspondence with staff and a community workshop held on March 25, 2015. Community input on what would be appropriate for the community with respect to land use and built form informed the proposed land use policies and regulations.

A summary of proposed changes, draft Halifax Municipal Planning Strategy and Halifax Mainland Land Use By-law amendments are now available for public review.

On July 19, Regional Council held first reading of the Plan Dutch Village Road amendments. A public hearing has been scheduled for August 9, 2016 at Regional Council. A staff report has been prepared which outlines the recommended changes within the Dutch Village Road Are. At the public hearing, the public will be invited to speak to Regional Council about their thoughts or concerns with the proposal. Should Regional Council approve the recommendations, the draft amendments will go to the Province for Ministerial Review and Approval. Once they are approved by the Province they will be in effect.

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