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GBBA’s Five Year Strategic Plan

Nancy Sweeney, Chair of the GBBA, presented the GBBA’s 5 year Strategic Plan to members and guests at the Annual General Meeting, held at Empire Theatres on May 20, 2010.  In the presentation, Nancy outlined the Board activities since December 2009 and the events that lead up and followed the Strategic Planning meeting in January.  Click here for details.

Pedestrian Bridge Completion – Update April 26th

Beginning Monday, April 26, 2010, and continuing for approximately four weeks, Dexter Construction will be completing work on the Highfield Park Pedestrian bridge.  During this time the pedestrian bridge will be closed to all foot traffic.   

During this work there will also be intermittent lane closures on Highway 111 in both directions.

Motorists should expect delays and are requested to find alternate routes. HRM apologizes in advance for any inconvenience this delay may cause. 

For your information, the Construction Inspector is Adam Marlin 476-0935.


Metro Transit proposes significant upgrades for Burnside service

The Greater Burnside Business Association (GBBA) has spoken out about the need for improved transit services within and to the Park for many years and appears Metro transit is now listening.

In its recently released five-year strategic plan, the transit service makes frequent reference to Burnside as an area it considers a priority for improvement. The plan calls Burnside and surrounding Dartmouth communities “the second largest destination” it serves next to downtown Halifax. As such, the plan calls for restructuring of several routes (including Routes 16, 52, 56, 64, 66, 72 and 85); creation of new routes to link Burnside with such areas as Sherwood Park; and the creation of a central terminal or transfer point in the Park.

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To read the full report on Metro Transit's new five-year strategic plan as it was presented to Regional Council, please click here


Burnside Functional Plan Land Use Issues 

Click here for to view an October 15, 2009 presentation from the HRM Planning Division to GBBA regarding land use issues.

Visit the HRM Planning Division website.


The Burnside News

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A Member's Feedback
“As newcomers to the area, Dartmouth Crossing Ltd. welcomed the opportunity to meet with and inform the Greater Burnside Business Association of its development plans as they evolved over the past few years. Now that Dartmouth Crossing is a reality and we are part of the community we have appreciated the interest and enthusiasm and have certainly benefited from the support of the Association in addressing issues of common concern such as the extension of Wright Avenue. DCL is now a member of the Association, mainly because it is an effective voice in the community and at city hall.”

Glenn Munro
Dartmouth Crossing Ltd.

 

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