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Potlotek First Nation, Land Use Plan

Jan 2017

The Potlotek First Nation, also known as Chapel Island First Nation is a Mi’kmaq First Nation in north-eastern Nova Scotia. Situated along Bras d’Or Lake about 10 kilometres east of St. Peter’s on nearly 530 hectares of land, the community has over 500 members living on-reserve and over 120 members off the reserve.

UPLAND and CBCL worked with the band members and the Band Council to create a land use plan that addresses the community’s main priorities and needs for clean potable water and adequate housing.

Together with the band, we created a future land use plan that details eight types of land uses, based on a wide range of parametres related to community well-being, environmental sensitivity, landscape limitations, existing settlement, safety, and economic opportunities.

To address a pressing housing need, our team created a framework to provide a variety of housing types that are appropriate to band members’ individual circumstances, needs, and life phases, including families with children and youth, multi-generational and extended families, seniors, and single adults. The phased 25-year development plan will provide 98 housing units in single dwellings, triplexes and clusters of tiny homes.

Title Address Description
Potlotek Campground, Sitmuk Awti, St. Peter's, NS B0E 3B0, Canada
Clients: Potlotek First Nation via CBCL Limited
Location: Potlotek, NS
Service areas: Urban Design, Community Design, Land Use
Start date: Jan 2017
Finish Date: Dec 2017
Collaborating: CBCL Limited