Meetings & Events
Construction Mitigation Followup
Our interest in this Administrative Order continues, particularly how it affects individual residents and residential neighbourhoods. At the December meeting of local Business Improvement District’s ( BID) HRM was invited to discuss the Construction Mitigation Plan (CMP) and we have been provided with those notes. Revisions to the CMP will come to regional Council in the near future. Unfortunately these won’t be available until just a few days before the Regional council meeting. Our interests are to ensure the concerns of residents as well as businesses are being addressed in these revisions.....More
New Plan for Gorsebrook Park ....is it right
In 2015, area residents and the local Councillor met with an interest of identifying issues and possible improvements to the park. Subsequently, Regional Council directed that a park plan be prepared through the adoption of the 2018/19 Parks and Recreation Business Plan.The new Park Plan is now ready to go to Council for approval in principle. No budget has been identified and a 3 phase plan will be put forward. But is the plan being put forward right for our neighbourhood. We think many questions remain unanswered ...more
Proposed QE11 Parking Garage may impact Commons
In a letter to our MLA , Park to Park Community Association, expressed our disappointment in the lack of open and forthright communication between the Nova Scotia Government and HRM concerning this significant expansion of the QEII Health Sciences Centre. We urged the Province to ensure the redevelopment plans for the hospital are made public and to pause the tender process for the new parking facility while public engagement occurs and other alternatives to negatively impacting the Halifax Commons are explored.
NS National Trust /Blue Mountain Wilderness Connector
Park to Park has supported the acquisition of this land by writing to HRM and encouraging Mayor and Council to generously support this initiative.The Blue Mountain Wilderness Connector is 230 hectares of land near Hammonds Plains, sandwiched between two sections of the provincially protected Blue Mountain-Birch Cove Lakes wilderness area. The Nova Scotia Nature Trust announced a 2.1 million dollar campaign on Oct. 17, to save this ecologically rich urban wildland. The Nature Trust now has until June 2020 to raise $2.1 million to acquire the land.
Park to Park AGM ... October 9, 2019
The Annual General Meeting of Park to Park Community Association was held on Wednesday, October 9th, 7pm at 1041 Wellington St., Wellington South Lobby Meeting Room. We were pleased that our Councillor Waye Mason was able to attend and bring us up to date on matters of importance to our members. For a summary of the meeting go to ...More
Centre Plan ... 2019 update
On Wednesday, September 16th, 2019 Halifax council voted 13-0 to approve the first package (Package A) of the Halifax Regional Municipality Centre Plan. Over the past few years, the board and other members of Park to Park have engaged extensively in the Centre Plan process, by attending meetings, participating in open house events, and providing a written submission to Planning staff. The Centre Plan process began in 2016.
Banc Development, Wellington Street … 2019/20 update
On July 10th, 2019 over the objections of Park to Park and many south-end residents, Halifax Regional Council approved an eight-storey, plus penthouse building (with 101 units) on Wellington Street, North of Peter Green Hall – the property is owned by Alex Halef of Banc Developments. This development does not comply with the HRM Centre Plan.
Park to Park strongly advocated that the height and mass of the proposed development be reduced to comply more specifically with the proposed guidelines of the Centre Plan and to protect the livability of the Wellington Street neighbourhood. As of January 2020 still date has been set yet for the start of construction or for demolition of the properties involved.