The continuing implementation of the 5-year Waterfront Master Plan for Lunenburg’s working waterfront is, unsurprisingly, a complex and layered process. And success isn’t optional—the cultural, economic, and social fabric of this community depends on a well-planned and well-executed program of improvements. It’s why Develop Nova Scotia’s end-to-end approach is so important. And in Lunenburg we’re often planning, designing, building, operating, maintaining, and programming public spaces and infrastructure—all at once, and all with urgency to have impact.
By working closely with the community, and stewarding their vision over time, we’re better able to help them realize a sustainable and authentic economic future for their hometown. And, over the past year, we’ve seen significant progress on several Lunenburg’s waterfront projects.
An anchor on the waterfront, the Big Boat Shed has just marked its first full year in operation, sharing and preserving the community’s rich maritime history with Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic and master boat-builder David Westergaard. The revitalization of Zwicker & Co. Warehouse was completed during the past year, and it will soon operate as a multi-functional space that will house marine visitor services, business tenants, community events, and waterfront tourism attractions. And we’re currently working to create a marine services business cluster at the historic Smith & Rhuland Shipyard.