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Helping build more homes, faster, in Wolfville

A crowd stands in front of the Wolfville sign.

Wolfville, NS – Today, the Government of Canada and the Town of Wolfville announced that they reached an agreement to fast track 45 housing units over the next three years. This work will help spur the construction of 280 homes over the next decade.

The agreement under the Housing Accelerator Fund (HAF), will provide more than $1.8 million to eliminate barriers to building the housing we need, faster. Wolfville’s Action Plan commits to six local initiatives that enable a variety of housing forms and densities to meet the diverse needs of the community.

These initiatives will allow for building more density in areas zoned for single-family households. They will also waive development fees, increase the implementation of inclusionary zoning, increase building heights, reduce parking requirements and broaden as-of-right permissions to augment the supply of affordable, low-carbon construction of medium-density housing. Wolfville will also increase residential development near the university campus by selecting suitable parcels of land and rezoning them to allow for multi-unit dwellings.  

Read the full media release by clicking here.