Quick update: Oval Jobs, Strong Towns, Ralston Building, Youth Advisory Committee, Ben’s Bread Public Hearing

A bunch of good stuff came in this weekend so please accept this little update on the heels of last weeks full length enewsletter.

Curbside Chat with Strong Towns Chuck Marohn
Wednesday November 7, doors open at 6:30pm | Marion McCain Arts and Social Sciences Building, 6135 University Ave

Marohn will deliver the Curbside Chat at a public presentation presented by the Licensed Professional Planners Association of Nova Scotia (LPPANS).  In the Curbside Chat, we explain, in plain language, how so many cities have found themselves in decline after decades of “growth.” The problem lies in the current model of development — one which values short-term gains over long-term prosperity. To strengthen our cities and ensure their economic success, we must look to traditional ways of building cities. In this presentation, we show how active citizens, local officials and design professionals can change the negative trajectory in their towns and help them to become more resilient — no matter what challenges lie ahead. This core Strong Towns presentation is a game-changer for communities looking to grow more resilient in an uncertain future.

Public Consultation on 1557 Hollis Street (Ralston Building)
Wednesday, November 7th Time: 6-8:00 pm| Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, 1675 Lower Water Street, Halifax

Join Canada Lands Company, Architecture49, and WSP Canada Inc. to talk about the future of the site and discuss some design ideas. This workshop will focus on land uses, built form and heritage commemoration. If you plan to attend, we would appreciate notice through an RSVP at: info@plan1557hollis.ca Light refreshments will be served. Thank you.

Seasonal Oval Staff Hiring
Applications will be accepted up to Midnight (12:00 AM) on November 8, 2018.

Halifax Parks & Recreation is hiring Oval Monitors, Oval Supervisors, Skate Sharpeners, Skating Instructors, and Learn to Sledge Instructors for the winter season. Apply online today!

Recruitment for the Halifax Youth Advisory Committee
The deadline for application is 11:59pm on November 11, 2018

We are looking for youth ages 15-24 who live in HRM. In addition there are geographic and diversity requirements as well.

Geographic representation:

  • Six Youth – 2 youth to be appointed from the geographic boundaries for each Community Council
  • Six Youth appointed at Large

The Committee shall include youth from the following communities:

  1. Persons with a Disability
  2. Indigenous/ Mi’Kmaq
  3. African Nova Scotian
  5. Francophone and/or Acadian
  6. Newcomer Community 

If there are organizations that should be contacted please let us know and we will send a note to them regarding this opportunity.

Complete and submit application form; an online version can be found at halifax.ca/YAC  If you need more information about the application process you can e-mail clerks@halifax.ca or the Community Developer for Youth at reddica@halifax.ca

Case 20323 Former Ben’s Bakery Lands, Halifax
Tuesday November 27 6pm | Halifax Marriot Harbourfront Hotel

Regional Council will hold a public hearing on this application on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 6:00 pm at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel, 1919 Upper Water Street, Halifax, B3J 3J5.  WSP and Architecture 49, on behalf of Westwood Group, has applied to amend the Municipal Planning Strategy for Halifax and Land Use By-law for Halifax Peninsula to enable alternative residential, commercial and mixed-use redevelopment options, including commercial uses, multi-unit residential buildings, and townhouses buildings, at the former Ben’s Bakery Lands on Quinpool Road, Pepperell Street, Preston Street and Shirley Street, Halifax.