Bedford Waterfront Lands at Mill Cove & Mill Cove Boardwalk Extension
Currently, Halifax Regional Municipality is in the process of undertaking studies regarding infrastructure capacity and transportation implications of future development along the Bedford Highway.
We continue to recognize the value and importance of these studies, and development plans for the Bedford waterfront have been placed on hold until the study results are known. This is because the outcome of the City’s studies will ultimately inform and determine what is possible for future development on the Bedford waterfront. In 2017, work on site included adding material to raise and smooth the site elevation, site stabilization including perimeter armour stone and paving of the road.
Mill Cove Boardwalk Extension
Part of the enhancements on the Bedford Waterfront include the Mill Cove Boardwalk Extension. It provides pedestrian connections to the Waterfront Drive extension, a fully serviced public roadway, and to Mill Cove Park. Continuous public waterfront access now extends from Shore Drive, around the complete perimeter of Phase One, to Mill Cove Park and the South Jetty. Waterfront Drive offers full sidewalk access, and lighting is in place for the entire 1.5-kilometre length of the boardwalk.
Bedford Waterfront Lands at Mill Cove
Develop Nova Scotia (then Waterfront Development) suspended infilling operations for Phase II in 2013 and has been working with the community on a mixed-use plan for the existing site. Further formal planning for the future of the site was suspended when the Halifax Regional Municipality put consideration of new development along Bedford Highway on hold until transportation and servicing infrastructure studies could be completed.
In 2017, work on site included adding material to raise and smooth the site elevation, site stabilization including perimeter armour stone and paving of the road. This project contributed to the overall safety of the site.