RP5: the most important piece of legislation that HRM will pass between now and the next election.


UPDATE #1: Here is a post about the Quinpool Road impacts of Traffic Map concerns that were floating around twitter.

UPDATE #2: Here is an email from Councillor Watts that I’ve republished that summarizes areas to look into in the regional plan.

The Regional Plan is the set of bylaws that determine how HRM is going to shape our growth. This plan is  the most important documents HRM creates.  Simply put, the regional plan review is the most important piece of legislation that HRM will pass between now and the next election in 2016.

It is very very important that citizens get involved and have their say.

The Halifax Regional Municipality is completing the first five-year review of the Regional Municipal Planning Strategy (Regional Plan) under the guidance of the Community Design and Advisory Committee (CDAC).

The Regional Plan, adopted by Halifax Regional Council in 2006, forms a comprehensive guide for the future growth and development of HRM. Implemented through detailed community planning, priorities plans and strategic municipal investment, the Plan remains a strong and well-conceived blueprint for growth. The current review is based on a Council-approved scope of work to address specific issues.

The 2nd draft is now available for public input (DOWNLOAD IT HERE).  Please take the time to read the parts of the document that interest you and attend one of these meetings!

Public Consultation on Proposed Changes to the Regional Plan

Open House Sessions:*
MondayJune 10, 2013 North Preston Community CentreCommunity Room44 Simmonds RoadNorth Preston 4:30 – 9:00 pm
WednesdayJune 12, 2013 Canada Games CentreCommunity Centre Room26 Thomas Raddall DriveHalifax 4:30 – 9:00 pm
ThursdayJune 13, 2013 Gordon Snow Community CentreMulti-purpose Room1359 Fall River RoadFall River 4:30 – 9:00 pm
Open House and Public Forum:**
MondayJune 17, 2013 Holiday Inn HarbourviewLake City Ballroom & Terrace101 Wyse RoadDartmouth Open House:4:30 – 6:30 pmForum:6:30 – 9:00 pm

*During the open house sessions (June 10, 12 and 13th) information displays will be available describing all proposed changes to the Regional Plan. HRM staff will be on-hand to answer questions one-on-one. The open house format will not include a sit-down presentation.

**During the final public consultation session on June 17th, information displays will be available during a two-hour open house (4:30-6:30 pm).  At 6:30 pm a public meeting will begin. There will be a presentation given on the changes to the Regional Plan, followed by a town-hall style question-and-answer period.