Housing Initiatives

The Town of Grand Bay-Westfield remains committed to its Strategic Priority of Smart Growth.

Background

Town of Grand Bay-Westfield receives Housing Accelerator (HAF) funding. Grand Bay-Westfield will receive over $1 million to support its Action Plan which commits to five local initiatives to help meet its diverse housing needs like promoting increased density, providing incentives for affordable housing, repurposing town-owned land for housing development, and reviewing infrastructure planning to meet future demand.

To view the News Release from the Federal Government titled Helping build more homes, faster in Grand Bay-Westfield, Harvey and Sussex visit HERE.

Residential Development Incentive Program 

The Town of Grand Bay-Westfield’s development incentive program focuses on encouraging developers to build in the Town of Grand Bay-Westfield, to increase the housing inventory in Grand Bay-Westfield that addresses a shortage of missing middle-housing and senior housing. In turn, this will strengthen the community’s profile through the attraction of new residents and businesses.

Property owners seeking to develop housing supported through the program are eligible to apply for participation.

To apply for the Residential Development Grant, visit HERE.

Resources 

To view Town By-law PD-012: By-law Respecting Development Incentives (including Schedules A and B), visit HERE

To view a recent presentation for the Canadian Home Builders’ Association Conference, visit HERE.