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Presentation of Bedford Waterfront Master Plan

Bedford residents enjoy a stroll on the new Bedford Harbourwalk during its official opening back in November 2009.

A public meeting will take place on Wednesday, June 16 at 7 p.m. in the Basinview Drive School cafeteria.

Back in June 2009, after years of discussions and public consultations, Bedfordites were presented with three conceptual plans for the Bedford Waterfront during a public meeting.

Developed by Ekistics Planning and Design in Dartmouth, all three plans aim at ensuring the waterfront is “alive” all seasons of the year with multi-use features related to work, living, play and study.

The designs were presented by Rob LeBlanc, a planner with Ekistics. LeBlanc explained how some of the inspiration for the designs came from a public workshop that took place in April 2009.

The area outlined in the three plans encompasses the in-fill lands between the Bedford Highway and Bedford Basin, from the Boutiler Boatyard to the Clearwater Seafoods property.

As stated at halifax.ca/visionhrm/bedfordwaterfront, on June 16 Ekistics “will present the draft plan, followed by an opportunity for public questions and comments. The plan culminates from the ideas provided to date to a steering committee, composed of community representatives and property owners within the study area.”

For further information or to be placed on a notification list of further meetings, please contact:

Paul Morgan, Planner
HRM Regional & Community Planning
Phone: 490-4482
Email: morganp@halifax.ca

or

Terry Drisdelle, Project Manger
Waterfront Development Corporation
Phone: 422-5115, ext. 109
Email: drisdelle@wdcl.ca

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