We’re Developing

Thriving Communities

Great places are accessible and they’re connected.

We collaborate with communities to make plans that reflect the local culture and build community pride. And we work behind community to bring these plans to life in the form of mainstreets, waterfronts, squares, public places, and platforms for business and innovation. Through the process and the outcome, we’re building community, connection, and places people love—together.

WDC-1

Develop Nova Scotia is seeking potential partners to create mixed-model housing on a vacant property in Downtown Dartmouth

Dartmouth Cove Master Plan

The Dartmouth Cove Master Plan is a community driven plan to harness the resurgence of residential and commercial development currently happening in downtown Dartmouth.

Lunenburg Harbour

Peggy’s Cove Infrastructure Improvement Strategy

Develop Nova Scotia has been working with the community of Peggy’s Cove to complete a comprehensive master plan.

Queen’s Marque

Focusing on Nova Scotian and regional elements of design, architecture and materials, the project supported local businesses, suppliers and others.

Harbour Islands Visitor Experience Strategy

Develop Nova Scotia is leading the development of the Visitor Experience Strategy for the Halifax Harbour Islands.

We’re Developing

Authentic Destinations

We believe that the best places to visit aren’t built for the visitor. We work closely with communities to build on quality of place and develop sustainable and accessible year-round destinations. The result is intensely-local plans and places that are rooted in the strength of community and created for community first, but benefit the visitor too. 

We’re Developing

Working Waterfronts

In Nova Scotia, no one is more than 67km from the ocean. This shapes how we live, work, and play—and it guides how we grow.

Working waterfronts make Nova Scotia work. We collaborate with community and industry to develop sustainable infrastructure that support multiple businesses to thrive, grow, and innovate across high-potential ocean sectors.

Infrastructure Projects – Provincial Stimulus Funding

Develop Nova Scotia is leading a series of projects with a focus on developing key waterfront infrastructure and places that support Nova Scotia’s working waterfronts and authentic destinations in economic recovery and growth.

Lunenburg Master Plan

With community, Develop Nova Scotia developed a 5-year master plan for Lunenburg’s Working Waterfront.

News

Join our Team – Business Developer & Programming Manager

Our people are a passionate and industrious bunch of placemakers. We’re engineers, planners, architects, designers, program developers, property managers, storytell… ...

Our people are a passionate and industrious bunch of placemakers. We’re engineers, planners, architects, designers, program developers, property managers, storytellers, creatives, pragmatists, stewards of public investment, believers, dreamers, doers. We all work closely with community to ensure good ideas are developed and given the space to thrive—and we know that…

Retail Opportunities at Salt Yard

Bring your local flair and flavour to the Halifax waterfront this summer and join over 25 small local businesses in Salt Yard—one of the Halifax waterfront’s most v… ...

Bring your local flair and flavour to the Halifax waterfront this summer and join over 25 small local businesses in Salt Yard—one of the Halifax waterfront’s most vibrant districts. Develop Nova Scotia is seeking potential operators for two separate seasonal retail opportunities within the Salt Yard on the Halifax waterfront…

High-Speed Internet to Reach More Nova Scotians with Eastlink and Bell

April 21, 2022—Halifax, NS: Access to high-speed internet will reach another 400 Nova Scotian homes and businesses under new contracts with Eastlink and Bell signed… ...

April 21, 2022—Halifax, NS: Access to high-speed internet will reach another 400 Nova Scotian homes and businesses under new contracts with Eastlink and Bell signed by Develop Nova Scotia. Eastlink will expand access to 66 more homes and businesses in the Annapolis Valley, and is working with Develop Nova Scotia…

Local Art Business Opportunity in Peggy’s Cove’s Historic deGarthe Studio

April 14, 2022 — Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia: Full of character, history, and ocean views, Peggy’s Cove is the perfect place for creativity to thrive. Develop Nova Sc… ...

April 14, 2022 — Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia: Full of character, history, and ocean views, Peggy’s Cove is the perfect place for creativity to thrive. Develop Nova Scotia is seeking local artists, makers, and craftspeople to submit proposals to operate the newly restored deGarthe Studio at 111 Peggy’s Point Road…

City Harbour Cruises to Offer New Marine Experience from the Halifax Waterfront

April 4, 2022—Halifax, NS: All aboard for your own Halifax harbour adventure! City Harbour Cruises has partnered with Develop Nova Scotia to offer a range of marine… ...

April 4, 2022—Halifax, NS: All aboard for your own Halifax harbour adventure! City Harbour Cruises has partnered with Develop Nova Scotia to offer a range of marine experiences on the Halifax harbour. Founded by Halifax business owners Karl Nordin and Rochelle Titus, City Harbour Cruises provides entertaining ocean experiences for…

Community Garden Development Opportunity at Dartmouth Cove

Addendum #1: The term length for this project has been extended from 1 year to 2 years to allow for a second growing season in 2023 if the group is not able to full… ...

Addendum #1: The term length for this project has been extended from 1 year to 2 years to allow for a second growing season in 2023 if the group is not able to fully utilize the 2022 growing season due to tight timelines this year. March 23,…

Fresh Air and Fresh Opportunities on the Halifax Waterfront

Develop Nova Scotia is seeking an experienced operator (or operators) to lease a unique business space on the Halifax waterfront at 5080 George Street. ...

Develop Nova Scotia is seeking an experienced operator (or operators) to lease a unique business space on the Halifax waterfront at 5080 George Street.

Pictou Waterfront Master Plan

Winter 2022 Read more on the Pictou Waterfront Master Plan project including partners, draft summary, additional community engagement opportunities and more. Spring… ...

Winter 2022 Read more on the Pictou Waterfront Master Plan project including partners, draft summary, additional community engagement opportunities and more. Spring 2021 The Town of Pictou partnered with Develop Nova Scotia to find a qualified consultant to undertake a…

New Affordable Housing Opportunity in Downtown Dartmouth

The Province is making a prime piece of land in downtown Dartmouth available for a mixed-use project that includes affordable housing. ...

The Province is making a prime piece of land in downtown Dartmouth available for a mixed-use project that includes affordable housing.

Food and Beverage Business Opportunity on the Halifax Waterfront

Develop Nova Scotia is seeking an experienced operator or operators to license up to two separate properties on the Halifax waterfront for the purpose of operating… ...

Develop Nova Scotia is seeking an experienced operator or operators to license up to two separate properties on the Halifax waterfront for the purpose of operating two unique outdoor food and beverage establishments.