What is the municipal purpose of Park Classification
Intended to help in HRM investment decision making
Helps to establish Service Delivery Goals
Helps to apply context of everyday recreation land use into community design.
Park Dedication is the prescriptive policy to
Acquire the land
Define the boundaries of the public realm
Initiate the built form
What is the purpose of the Subdivision Application Process?
Prepare a municipal recommendation on a proposed subdivision of land development based on current policy and sound planning principles
What are the stages of park planning
What is the Concept Stage?
Obtain Schedule B (What HRM is eligible for)
Understand utility requirements (water, sewer)
Consider form of Park Dedication
(Land or monetary)
What goes on in the Tentative Stage of park planning?
Compare with approved concept plan
Research updated inventory
If it's to be Land
-Location to be identified on engineering drawings
-confirm location relative to engineering criteria
-confirm site design if applicable
-site visits require
Confirm cash value
What goes on in the Final Stage of park planning?
Compare with approved Tentative Plan
Confirm any updated inventory
If it's land
-Confirm location relative to engineering criteria
-Confirm, if applicable, site prep or site development
-Attend pre-construction meeting with contractor
-Site visits required
What does "Park Dedication" mean?
A useable parcel of land for public purposes
-useable means a parcel of land which meets the requirements of section 83 (RSBL) is free of encumberances
What are Encumbrances
Legal, environmental, or physical constraints on the property that may limit its use and management or present unreasonable development or remediation costs to the Municipality
What are Site Improvements?
The construction required to eliminate any environmental or physical encumbrances on the land to be provided as the park dedication
Developer doesn't get credit
What are Site Developments
ex. a playground built in a park
Developments that are done within park areas
Credit can be given to developers
What are the Environmentally Sensitive Areas
Private or public open space that is identified, designated or protected by a local, provincial, territorial, national, or international public agency as ecologically, culturally or archeologically significant
Lands with the primary function to conserve habitats
What does Section 83.5 illustrate?
Exception to environmentally sensitive area rules when the existence of significant environmental and cultural things provide an opportunity for public access and interpretation.