The Bloomfield Proposal
The Nova Scotia Housing Development Corporation (NSHDC) is pursuing an opportunity to develop the Bloomfield site in downtown Halifax. The NSHDC believes the vision established by Imagine Bloomfield (PDF), and the requirements outlined in the Request for Proposals put forward by HRM, align very well with the NSHDC's overall plan to develop innovative, practical housing solutions that encourage neighbourhoods with people from a wide range of incomes, backgrounds and family types.
You should know...
- The NSHDC proposal will include a wide range of units from full market, affordable home ownership (modest sized units) and supportive housing. This will include, for example, lofts, one and two bedroom apartments as well as townhouses and three bedroom units.
- The project will be financed through the NSHDC’s working capital which will be repaid through the sale of units. Money will not be coming out of general revenue – we're approaching this the exact same way as private developer would. Revenue from the sale of market price units will help support the sale of modest affordable units throughout the development.
- People need more modest home options. Nova Scotians who participated in the recent in-person housing strategy consultations have confirmed this is the right direction.
- The NSHDC, like all developers and landowners, will be responsible for paying its share of property tax.
- The NSHDC welcomes opportunities to partner with for-profit and not-for-profit interests.
- We are committed to healthy vibrant neighbourhoods and we support the community’s vision for Bloomfield. Our plan is a starting point to engage the community in a conversation about how this development should fit with the neighbourhood and serve its needs.