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

Evergreen Market Vendor Opportunity

September 15, 2022 — Halifax, NS: The Evergreen Festival will bring the spirit of the season to Halifax from November 25-December 18, 2022. Local busine… ...

September 15, 2022 — Halifax, NS: The Evergreen Festival will bring the spirit of the season to Halifax from November 25-December 18, 2022. Local businesses and organizations are invited get involved as Evergreen Market ve…

New Fibre Internet Projects Announced

High-speed internet will reach another 40 Nova Scotia homes and businesses through scope expansion projects with Seaside Communications and Bell as part… ...

High-speed internet will reach another 40 Nova Scotia homes and businesses through scope expansion projects with Seaside Communications and Bell as part of the Internet for Nova Scotia Initiative. The locations are located…

Satellite Internet Program Expansion

August 11, 2022 — Halifax, NS: The recently announced Satellite Internet Service Rebate program is expanding to help more Nova Scotians get access to in… ...

August 11, 2022 — Halifax, NS: The recently announced Satellite Internet Service Rebate program is expanding to help more Nova Scotians get access to internet services faster. Starting today, August 11, the program will ac…

Province Invests in Satellite Internet

July 29, 2022 — Halifax, NS: The government is helping homes and businesses get internet where there is no access to wired or wireless solutions. The Sa… ...

July 29, 2022 — Halifax, NS: The government is helping homes and businesses get internet where there is no access to wired or wireless solutions. The Satellite Internet Service Rebate program announced today, July 29, will…

New Projects Announced for Internet for Nova Scotia Initiative

July 5, 2022 — Halifax, NS: High-speed internet access will reach a further 273 Nova Scotia homes and businesses through a scope expansion project with… ...

July 5, 2022 — Halifax, NS: High-speed internet access will reach a further 273 Nova Scotia homes and businesses through a scope expansion project with Eastlink as part of the Internet for Nova Scotia Initiative. The expan…

18th Annual Lunenburg Waterfront Symposium

Lunenburg, NS — Thank you to those who joined Lunenburg Waterfront Association Inc. and Develop Nova Scotia for the 18thAnnual Lunenburg Waterfront Symp… ...

Lunenburg, NS — Thank you to those who joined Lunenburg Waterfront Association Inc. and Develop Nova Scotia for the 18thAnnual Lunenburg Waterfront Symposium & Information Update on June 25, 2022. View the Lunenburg Wa…

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 manager… ...

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…

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 waterfr… ...

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…

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… ...

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…

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. Dev… ...

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…