HRMbyDesign is officially official. The much talked about and much debated downtown Halifax plan finally came into effect Saturday after receiving support from the province.
“We are very pleased to have received the official stamp of approval from the province,” Mayor Peter Kelly said in an HRM release. “The plan’s streamlined development approval process and focus on high quality building and public space design will give downtown Halifax a competitive edge in Atlantic Canada and beyond.”
HRMbyDesign is a 25-year vision for Halifax’s downtown that will govern how it develops during that time.
Halifax regional council voted to pass HRMbyDesign in early June, with only one councillor -- Jennifer Watts of Connaught-Quinpool -- voting no.