Nova Scotia Journal

N.S. government releases list of properties to be made available for housing growth

Nova Scotia

Key takeaways: 

  • The housing minister says the expectancy is much of the land will go to affordable accommodation.
  • The Dartmouth Non-Profit Housing Society will create 18 new affordable housing units in Cole Harbour. 

The Nova Scotia government has recognized the first 37 pieces of land it owns that it will make available for housing developments.

“Nova Scotians require housing. The lack of available and affordable accommodation questions people, families, and communities across this region,” Housing Minister John Lohr told a press conference in Halifax on Tuesday.

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The Nova Scotia government has recognized the first 37 pieces of land it owns that it will make available for housing developments

Of the sites declared, two of them are furthest along. The Dartmouth Non-Profit Housing Society will make 18 affordable units on a site on Circassian Drive in Cole Harbour. At the same time, bids are now being considered for land at 1 King St. in Dartmouth.

Pieces of land on Tremain Street in Windsor; Chapel, Mechanic, and Elm streets in Springhill; and six residential lots around the ex Bowater Mersey paper mill in Brooklyn are open for bids. Lohr said the remaining sites would be opened for proposals following more practice.

Source – cbc.ca

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