Community members interested in learning more about the development of the Bedford waterfront are invited to a series of open houses.
Waterfront Development Corp. will host the sessions on Jan. 31, Feb. 28 and Mar. 28 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Dockside Condominiums, 210 Waterfront Dr., Bedford.
Phase 2 of the Bedford waterfront includes four large parcels of land in the Mill Cove area. There will be opportunities to speak to staff and partners, and share thoughts at the open house.
Currently, Halifax Regional Municipality is conducting a traffic, public transportation and services study. The results of the study could be available this spring. During this time, formal public consultation is on hold.
"This is a time to reconnect, address questions, and share information so we're working together when the time comes," said Colin MacLean, president and CEO, Waterfront Development Corp. "Community feedback will remain key and help guide the creation of a plan for the Bedford waterfront."
The current development concept is based on creating a sustainable waterfront community for Bedford, including a mixed-use development, with high levels of transit service, public space and amenities.
Once the HRM study is complete, next steps for formal public consultation will be reviewed.
In partnership with HRM, Waterfront Development Corp. co-managed an extensive public consultation process to develop a comprehensive plan for the Mill Cove area.
Planning, consultation, and development of the Bedford waterfront has been underway for decades and has involved a number of partners and committed volunteers from the community.
Currently, there is no infilling taking place on the waterfront. Waterfront Development will review if the need can be met elsewhere. Infilling is an option that can provide a safe disposal site for pyritic slate.
An HRM comprehensive plan would be needed for Waterfront Development Corp. to begin development of the waterfront in Bedford.
For more information visit www.my-waterfront.ca .