District 8 Update #2 – Centre Plan Community Walks, Tree Lightings, Integrated Mobility Plan Public Consultation, and more.
Residents and Friends,
List of events and notices – here’s what is included:
- Centre Plan Community Walks with Walk n’ Roll Halifax
- Alexandra Children’s Centre 45th Anniversary
- AFRICVILLE 5th ANNUAL CHURCH & TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY
- 2016 Halifax Christmas Tree Lighting
- Public Information Meeting – Case 20417: Application by Studio Works International Ltd
- Halifax Explosion Community Grants Program Deadline
- Casserole Luncheon at St. Margaret of Scotland Church Hall
- Hydrostone Tree Lighting
- Centre Plan Complete Draft Comment Deadline
- Faith Tabernacle Church Christmas themed Family Carnival
- Halifax Cycling Coalition’s 9th Birthday Party
- District 8 Development Proposals
- The Integrated Mobility Plan Public Consultation & Engagement
- Halifax Community Heath Team Social
Items of Interest
- November North End Roundtable Notes
- Annual Fall Leaf Clean-Up Program
- HomeWarming Program for Low Income Residents to Improve Energy Efficiency
- Traffic Advisory – New 3-way stop signs along North Marginal Road
- Update on Angus L Macdonald Bridge Redecking
- North End Business Association
- Quinpool Road Business Association
- Regional Council Reports and Agendas
- Halifax and West Community Council Reports and Agendas
- District 7 & 8 Planning Advisory Council Reports and Agendas
Please send your feedback on issues before Community Council and Regional Council – and on any municipal issue. If you would like to send your comments to all Regional Councillors please email the Clerk’s Office (firstname.lastname@example.org) so that your comments are shared and are part of the public record.
Centre Plan Community Walks with Walk n’ Roll Halifax – Various dates
Walk ‘n Roll Hfx has organized walks throughout the Regional Centre in partnership with local organizations, to improve residents’ understanding of the plan’s potential impacts and to collect their feedback.
Walk n’ Roll Hfx welcomes anyone interested in hosting a walk, or wanting to get involved in pedestrian issues, to get in touch via email@example.com or www.walknrollhfx.net
- Chebucto, Oxford, Connaught Walk – Wednesday Nov 23rd at 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
- Bloomfield Neighbourhood Weeknight Walk – Wednesday Nov 23rd 6:15 PM – 7:30 PM
- North End Walk #1 (early afternoon) – Saturday Nov 26th 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Public Information Meeting – Case 20417: Application by Studio Works International Ltd – Nov. 30th
A public information meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 30th, beginning at 7:00 p.m. at Saint Joseph’s Alexander McKay Elementary School Gymnasium, 5389 Russel Street, Halifax to discuss the following:
Case 20417: Application by Studio Works International Ltd. to enter into a development agreement to allow a 13 storey, 49 unit building as an addition to the existing rectory at 2267 Brunswick Street, Halifax.
The purpose of the meeting is to receive feedback regarding the above-noted application. The applicant will be present to discuss the proposal. Planning staff will be present to discuss the process and the application with respect to the provisions of the Halifax Municipal Planning Strategy and Land Use By-law.
The meeting is open to anyone who wishes to attend to seek information about the proposal and/or express any comments which they may have.
For more information, please call Development Approvals at 902-490-6593, or visit:
Halifax Explosion Community Grants Program Deadline – Nov. 30
Projects funded under this program shall enhance public awareness of the disaster’s enduring impact on the region’s development and character from different perspectives in a manner that has a demonstrated impact. The Program officially opens for applications Thursday, September 1st, 2016 with the application deadline on Wednesday, November 30th, 2016. For further information on the sessions and the program go to: http://www.halifax.ca/HalifaxExplosion/index.php
The Integrated Mobility Plan Public Consultation & Engagement – Dec 1st
The Integrated Mobility Plan (IMP) will create a regional vision for mobility and help to direct future investment in transportation demand management, transit, active transportation, and the roadway network.
We want you to help us think outside the traffic box. Our goal is to create a plan that will ensure roadway, active transportation and public transit initiatives are planned and delivered using a more holistic approach that improves mobility for all users. To that end, we want to hear about resident’s and stakeholder’s transportation priorities and create a plan that will help us deliver safe, affordable mobility options that people will actually use and enjoy. Help us build better communities by attending one of the upcoming Integrated Mobility Plan public workshops.
Thursday, December 1st 6:00pm – 8:00pm at Italian-Canadian Cultural Centre – Auditorium, 2629 Agricola Street, Halifax
For more information on the Centre Plan go to: http://centreplan.ca/
Voting takes place online at www.cyclehalifax.ca/vote and closes on November 31, 2016.
The categories for the 2016 Bike Awards Include:
- Best Halifax Cycling Event
- Active Transportation Advocate of the Year (non-politician, non Halifax Cycling Coalition Member)
- Most Bicycle-friendly Politician
- Commuter of the Year
- Bicycle-friendly Business
- Most Bicycle-friendly Employer or Landlord
- Most Bicycle-friendly School
- Best New Bike Room
The finalists of the awards will be announced at the Halifax Cycling Coalition’s 9th Birthday Party that will take place on December 5th from 6-11pm at the Timber Lounge (2712 Agricola Street). Everyone is invited to join in this annual celebration of bicycling in the Halifax region. Visit www.cyclehalifax.ca for details.
- 4 lots at corner of Robie and Duffus including Cousin’s Restaurant, Needs Corner store for 6 storey building (see #1)
- Robie St between Compton and Cunard for 13 storey building (see #10)
- West side of Agricola Street, mid-block between West and Charles Streets for 5 storey building (see #11)
- former United Memorial Church site on Kaye St for 7 storey building (see #13)
This meeting will be conducted in an open house format, where the public can drop-in to provide feedback on the proposal at any time between the hours of 12-2pm and 6-8pm. At the open house, each development proposal will be presented within the context of the proposed Centre Plan policy. For further info on the applications and staff contact info go to:
For the most recent release of the Centre Plan draft please go to:
Items of Interest
The municipality is asking for your cooperation to efficiently complete this program. Temporary ‘No Parking’ signs will be posted in the targeted neighbourhoods and streets in advance of each cleaning operation. In order to facilitate proper cleanup, residents are asked to abide by those signs and not park on the street.
A map showing a detailed weekly work schedule by neighbourhood and street is available online at www.halifax.ca/snow/leafcleanup The map will be updated weekly to show where work has been completed, and residents are encouraged to be prepared to park off-street when clean-up operations are scheduled in their neighbourhood.
The potential for street flooding is greatly increased when catch basins are clogged with leaves and debris. Residents are also asked to respect municipal by-laws that prohibit the sweeping or depositing of leaves along the gutter of the street or in the roadway.
Cleanup on private property is the responsibility of the property owner. Leaves and yard waste are collected on regular green cart collection weeks. Leaves and yard waste are permitted in the green cart and any excess material should be placed in large paper bags.
Each household or business can place a maximum of 20 bags at the curb on their respective collection days. Each bag should weigh no more than 25 kilograms (55 pounds). If possible, roll the tops of the bags closed to keep out rain and excess moisture and store the bags in a cool, dry area until your collection day. Residents are reminded that grass clippings are not accepted in the green bin or bags. For tips on grasscycling, visit www.halifax.ca/recycle/grasscycling.php
For more information on the municipality’s annual Fall Leaf Clean-up Program, visit www.halifax.ca/snow/leafcleanup or call 311
HomeWarming Program for Low Income Residents to Improve Energy Efficiency
HomeWarming is a program that helps Nova Scotians living on a low income save money on heating and cooling bills and feel more comfortable year-round – your home will be assessed and complete energy efficiency upgrades done at no charge. Clean Foundation and Efficiency Nova Scotia are working together to offer income-qualified homeowners these free efficiency improvements. Interested homeowners can speak confidentially with a Service Advisor about their eligibility by calling 1-877-434-2136 (toll free) or by visiting HomeWarming.ca
With the completion of the Richmond Terminals redevelopment project, traffic in the area is increasing and will continue to do so. The new 3-way stop signs are a proactive safety measure.
North End Business Association
For an update on what is happening with businesses in the north end please visit the North End Business Association http://gonorthhalifax.ca/ and sign up for their monthly email.
Quinpool Road Business Association
For an update on what is happening with businesses on Quinpool Road please visit their website: www.quinpoolroad.ca/
311 – HRM’s Call Centre
HRM’s call centre is open 7 days/week from 7 am to 11 pm to respond to routine inquiries and complaints from HRM residents. Please use this service since it helps HRM keep track of issues that are of concern for residents (missed solid waste pickup, sidewalks not cleared, transit info or complaints, etc.) For more information please visit http://www.halifax.ca/311/
Regional Council Reports and Agendas
If you want to read reports coming to Regional Council (posted mid-day Friday prior to the Tuesday meeting) or to check the agenda please go to: http://www.halifax.ca/council/agendasc/cagenda.php
Halifax and West Community Council Reports and Agendas
Community Council has now decided to meet on Tuesday evenings that alternate with Regional Council. Please check the webpage here for agendas (usually available a week before the meeting), locations and times. http://www.halifax.ca/commcoun/west/index.php
District 7 & 8 Planning Advisory Council Reports and Agendas
The District 7&8 Planning Advisory Committee meets once a month to discuss and provide feedback to council on planning proposals for the two districts. Please check the webpage for agendas (usually available a week before the meeting), locations and times: http://www.halifax.ca/boardscom/D78PAC/index.php