We’re in Sparwood, British Columbia this week to kick off public engagement for a Parks and Recreation Master Plan! This document will serve as a multi-year vision, providing a framework to manage the direction of recreation, parks, and facility services. The plan will incorporate principles of sustainability, accessibility, integration and engagement in the delivery of its services.
This week kicks off our first round of public engagement for the Peninsula South Complete Streets Project, with events at the Halifax Central Library and Dalhousie Student Union Building. Working with Crandall Engineering, UPLAND is preparing a functional plan for cycling facilities along this corridor, with the goal of creating a bicycle network that will reflect the principles of both the Integrated Mobility Plan and Active Transportation Priorities Plan.
Thank you to the Atlantic Planners Institute for the 2019 Comprehensive Policies and Plans Award! Our work on the Kentville Moves Active Transportation Plan would not have been possible without our committed client at the Town of Kentville and our wonderful team. The focus of this plan is to expand the quality and options of active transportation for residents walking or wheeling as a mode of transportation or recreation. The document includes recommendations for completing a Town-wide network, as well as improving on-road amenities.
Last year, UPLAND completed a Master Plan for Cape d’Or at the Bay of Fundy. Last week, the park received $292,000 in funding to implement the plan. The Federal Minister of Tourism, Mélanie Joly was on site to announce the funding and said, “I’ve read many strategic plans and the Cape d’Or plan is the best strategic plan I’ve read in the county”. The plan lays out an exciting and comprehensive vision for the site, providing guidance and direction on marketing, interpretation, park access, site improvements, partnerships, operations, maintenance, and more.
UPLAND is launching a new project. This plan review takes place in Twillingate, Newfoundland—the iceberg capital of the world! The process will review local plans and policies to guide the community over the next 10+ years. The new policies and regulations will consider traditional economic activities while adapting to the context of today.
This week we had the chance to present at the Nova Scotia Planning Conference about our work with SHS Consulting on Akoma’s Housing Needs Assessment, which includes a detailed demographic analysis of the community and an affordable housing project concept for their 320-acre property in Cherry Brook, NS.