We are Build Nova Scotia. We oversee opportunities to transform our province’s lands and properties in ways that drive our economy forward and improve quality of life for all Nova Scotians.
We steward projects and properties that support healthy communities, build pride and momentum, and stimulate our economy. These places become a magnet for investment and create the conditions for business and community to grow.
A thriving place is a powerful thing. And for Nova Scotia’s communities to reach their full potential, they need partnership, support, and platforms for growth.
Great places are accessible and they’re connected.
We collaborate with communities to ensure projects and places that matter most to Nova Scotians are brought to life in ways that enrich their homes and lives. And we do that by working behind community to bring their vision to life in the form of mainstreets, waterfronts, public spaces, and platforms for business and innovation. Through the process and the outcome we’re building community, connection, and places for people to thrive.
Build 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.
Peggy’s Cove Infrastructure Improvement Strategy
Build Nova Scotia has been working with the community of Peggy’s Cove to complete a comprehensive infrastructure improvement strategy.
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
Build Nova Scotia is leading the development of the Visitor Experience Strategy for the Halifax Harbour Islands.
GREAT PLACES ARE BUILT FOR COMMUNITY FIRST.
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 plans and places that are rooted in the strengths of community. They’re created for community first but benefit the visitor, too.
GREAT PLACES BUILD ON OUR COLLECTIVE STRENGTHS AND NATURAL ASSETS.
In Nova Scotia, no one is more than 67km from the ocean. This shapes how we live, work, and play—and it guides how and what we build.
We collaborate with community and industry to develop sustainable infrastructure that support multiple businesses to thrive, grow, and innovate across high-potential land and waterfront properties.
Infrastructure Projects – Provincial Stimulus Funding
Build 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, Build Nova Scotia developed a 5-year master plan for Lunenburg’s Working Waterfront.