Time to update plans for suburban and rural communities

Our HRM Alliance launched a “Proposal for a Regional Main Streets Plan” at Station Six on Herring Cove Road on January 9, 2018.
Read the announcement:

Halifax has a problem. Communities throughout the region have big ideas, but for many, their official plans have not been updated in decades. Only with updated plans can transit and development investment work together to create great main streets, places that make life convenient and affordable, and that form the centre of local pride.

And so groups from throughout Halifax have come together to call for a new strategy to re-write the plans for suburban and rural areas, an approach that will give communities a say in their future now, not in decades.

Come to the Press Conference on Tuesday, January 9th to hear the proposal and show your support for effective, sustainable planning for all communities in the region of Halifax.

Francis Campbell reported on the event for the Chronicle Herald.

A suburban uprising of sorts kicked off at a Spryfield restaurant Tuesday morning…

“We are tired of hearing about this city centre thing,” Bruce Holland of the Spryfield Business Commission told about 70 people packed into the Station Six eatery on Herring Cove Road. “Let’s get on . . . with the needs of the other parts of this municipality.”

Holland’s Spryfield group is one of 11 that have joined together under the Our HRM Alliance umbrella to push for suburban and rural development and transit strategies.

…“It’s not just downtown that deserves to have a good main street,” said Jenny Lugar, co-ordinator of Our HRM Alliance.

View HRM’s suburban, rural areas call for a development plan (CH, Jan 9, 2018)

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