Nova Scotia Provincial Government buys 17 waterfront properties in the Town of Lunenburg, Canada
Maintaining a healthy waterfront area has long been recognized as crucial to the community’s economic and social welfare, and concerns were raised around the sale about potential risks to the town’s future. The provincial government has agreed to eventually transfer ownership of the buildings to a local community association, which will manage the properties with the aim of renting and reselling to businesses that are compatible with Lunenburg’s heritage.
The waterfront is an integral part of Old Town Lunenburg. The town is included on the World Heritage List as the best surviving example of a planned British colonial settlement in North America, retaining its original layout and appearance with a distinctive vernacular architectural style.