accessible | affordable | walkable | sustainable
Harbour Village Homes - A Community Initiative
The Eastern Shore is growing but lacks affordable housing. Harbour Village Homes, a proposed housing cooperative, is an important opportunity that will address part of the critical housing issue in Musquodoboit Harbour.
The Old School Community Gathering Place recently received two grants to develop the housing project further. We are working with a local developer to place the homes right in the heart of the village and adjacent to a freshwater aquifer. The proposed development site is along the Musquodoboit Harbour active transportation trail and is within walking distance of the community recreation centre, library, gym, bank, drug store, rink, sports fields and playground, community garden, restaurants, cafes, farmers market, and local grocer.
Harbour Village will offer excellent walkability to local amenities and privacy for residents within a mature forest setting. In addition to affordable, passive solar housing units, we hope to offer a welcoming central building with a large communal kitchen for shared meals. Laundry facilities within the common building will maximize living space and a guest bedroom is possible in some units to allow tenants to host visiting family and friends.
Things you can do to help
We as a community must navigate this project together to make this dream happen.
$15,000 needed to match the Low Carbon Communities grant
- Land transfer
- Legal fees
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- Engineering Expertise
- Development Design Expertise
- Communications & Marketing Skills
Help us make the case for the housing needs along the Shore!
In addition to this project, needs include emergency and short-term housing.