Nova Scotia identifies 37 provincially owned parcels of land suitable for housing

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HALIFAX — Nova Scotia’s housing minister says his department has so far identified 37 parcels of provincially owned land that are suitable for housing, including affordable units.

John Lohr says proposals from developers are ready for five of those sites, including three in Windsor, N.S., one in Springhill, N.S., and one in Liverpool, N.S.

The province announced in March it had made a piece of land available for mixed-use development in Dartmouth, N.S.

Lohr says that leaves 31 sites under study for housing suitability, adding that he hopes his department will soon make them available for development proposals.

The minister says his department is using $900,000 allotted in the spring budget to develop an inventory of government-owned land that could be used for housing. The province owns about 100,000 pieces of land across the province.

The list of potential sites is part of the Progressive Conservative government’s plan announced last fall to address a housing shortage.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 31, 2022.

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