Port Wallace Community Planning


Port Wallace has been identified as a potential future growth area for a community to be serviced with municipal sewer and water services. Regional Council has directed that a planning process for the area be undertaken to design the community and determine servicing needs and the boundaries for services. Detailed policies and regulations will cover land uses, layout, densities, open space and other community amenities with community engagement being an important part of this process. A proposed secondary planning strategy will be presented for Regional Council approval, but before that happens members of the public are invited to review and comment on important background studies.


WHAT'S HAPPENING WITH THE PROCESS?

An open house and public meeting was held on Thursday, November 3, 2016 in the auditorium of Ecole le Carrefour, 201 Avenue du Portage in Port Wallace. Alternative development proposals were presented for two land parcels - a 53 acre parcel and a 500 acre parcel, located on the east side of Lake Charles, between Waverley Road and Highway 107. Planning staff also presented draft design guidelines for Port Wallace.

Can I comment on the development proposals?

Anyone wishing to provide comments on the proposals presented by Clayton Developments Ltd. or Conrad Brothers Ltd. may do so by contacting Paul Morgan, Senior Planner by email.

Public submissions received up until December 15, 2016 about the two development proposals have been shared with the Port Wallace Public Participation Committee. The deadline to make comments remains open.

Can I comment on the draft design guidelines?

Anyone wishing to provide input on the draft design guidelines for Port Wallace may do so by email. The deadline to make comments remains open.

Background documents:

The Land Suitability Analysis report provides an assessment of forested areas, wetlands and watercourses, steep slopes, potential contamination, heritage and cultural landscapes to identify areas that are suitable for development and areas that should be preserved for open space.

The Base Infrastructure report examines the surrounding water distribution, wastewater collection and transportation systems (roads, transit and active transportation) and reviews the opportunities and challenges that will have to be considered in the design of the new community.

If you have any questions or comments that you would like to share with Regional Council, please contact Paul Morgan at morganp@halifax.ca.




Port Wallace has been identified as a potential future growth area for a community to be serviced with municipal sewer and water services. Regional Council has directed that a planning process for the area be undertaken to design the community and determine servicing needs and the boundaries for services. Detailed policies and regulations will cover land uses, layout, densities, open space and other community amenities with community engagement being an important part of this process. A proposed secondary planning strategy will be presented for Regional Council approval, but before that happens members of the public are invited to review and comment on important background studies.


WHAT'S HAPPENING WITH THE PROCESS?

An open house and public meeting was held on Thursday, November 3, 2016 in the auditorium of Ecole le Carrefour, 201 Avenue du Portage in Port Wallace. Alternative development proposals were presented for two land parcels - a 53 acre parcel and a 500 acre parcel, located on the east side of Lake Charles, between Waverley Road and Highway 107. Planning staff also presented draft design guidelines for Port Wallace.

Can I comment on the development proposals?

Anyone wishing to provide comments on the proposals presented by Clayton Developments Ltd. or Conrad Brothers Ltd. may do so by contacting Paul Morgan, Senior Planner by email.

Public submissions received up until December 15, 2016 about the two development proposals have been shared with the Port Wallace Public Participation Committee. The deadline to make comments remains open.

Can I comment on the draft design guidelines?

Anyone wishing to provide input on the draft design guidelines for Port Wallace may do so by email. The deadline to make comments remains open.

Background documents:

The Land Suitability Analysis report provides an assessment of forested areas, wetlands and watercourses, steep slopes, potential contamination, heritage and cultural landscapes to identify areas that are suitable for development and areas that should be preserved for open space.

The Base Infrastructure report examines the surrounding water distribution, wastewater collection and transportation systems (roads, transit and active transportation) and reviews the opportunities and challenges that will have to be considered in the design of the new community.

If you have any questions or comments that you would like to share with Regional Council, please contact Paul Morgan at morganp@halifax.ca.



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  • Report_cover

    The Land Suitability Analysis (LSA) reviewed the interim study area from a number of perspectives in order to identity lands that are or are not suitable for future urban development.  Do you have any comments or concerns with the findings of the LSA regarding:
    • Forested Areas
    • Wetlands and Watercourses
    • Steep Slopes
    • Potential Contamination
    • Heritage and Cultural Landscapes
    • Cumulative Constraints

    The Land Suitability Analysis (LSA) reviewed the interim study area from a number of perspectives in order to identity lands that are or are not suitable for future urban development.  Do you have any comments or concerns with the findings of the LSA regarding:
    • Forested Areas
    • Wetlands and Watercourses
    • Steep Slopes
    • Potential Contamination
    • Heritage and Cultural Landscapes
    • Cumulative Constraints

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    Before moving to the next steps of the secondary planning process, Regional Council will decide on the final study area for future urban (water & sewer serviced) development.  Specifically, Regional Council will decide whether or not a portion of the Conrad lands, located North and East of the Highway 107/ Montague Road intersection, should continue to be in the study area (see map at right), with all lands outside of Highway 107 being restricted to light industrial uses.

    Do you have any other comments about the size or shape of the secondary planning study area? ... Continue reading

    Before moving to the next steps of the secondary planning process, Regional Council will decide on the final study area for future urban (water & sewer serviced) development.  Specifically, Regional Council will decide whether or not a portion of the Conrad lands, located North and East of the Highway 107/ Montague Road intersection, should continue to be in the study area (see map at right), with all lands outside of Highway 107 being restricted to light industrial uses.

    Do you have any other comments about the size or shape of the secondary planning study area?
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  • Traffic

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    The baseline traffic analysis of the Port Wallace area found that sections of Forest Hills Extension, Braemar Drive, and Main Street are almost at capacity.  As a result, a connection to Forest Hills Extension and other road network improvements are important to enabling the future development of the study area. 

    What are your views on vehicle, transit, and active transportation in the area?


    The baseline traffic analysis of the Port Wallace area found that sections of Forest Hills Extension, Braemar Drive, and Main Street are almost at capacity.  As a result, a connection to Forest Hills Extension and other road network improvements are important to enabling the future development of the study area. 

    What are your views on vehicle, transit, and active transportation in the area?


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