Cowie Hill is a neighbourhood that sits atop a hill overlooking the Northwest Arm. Known for its rows of townhouses that line mostly one-way streets, Cowie Hill is a distinctive neighbourhood with one of the best views of Halifax.
A community of Armdale, Kline Heights is named after the Kline family. The first people who lived there were the Marriotts. Many of the first generation residents had the occupation of stone cutters. The community sign depicts a stone arch in honour of the founders.
Notable improvements to the area over the last few years include:
- Worked with HRM legal to prevent Nova Scotia Power from putting their underground wiring overhead in Cowie Hill
- New playground at Chebucto Heights School – installation summer/fall 2016
- New sidewalk, trees, bus stop Herring Cove Road at Cowie Hill to Glenora
- Stopped Walkers Funeral Home from installing a crematorium in this residential area
- Enhanced basketball court in Kline Heights
- Community signage Kline Heights
- Bus shelter and playground enhancements, Kline Heights
- Accessibility and playground upgrades including lighting, Cowie Hill
- Added high level reflective crosswalk flags in key crossing locations on Herring Cove Road
- Herring Cove Road and Purcell’s Cove Road traffic issues – obtained council approval for two consultant studies and inclusion in next capital budget to implement improvements. Includes Armdale Rotary
- Advocated to Council and Transit to have the Route 32 Cowie Hill Express Link continue to travel on Summer Street and not on Robie Street.
Some goals for the next four years:
- Implement consultant recommendations to improve traffic flow on Herring Cove Roads and Purcell’s Cove Road merge area. This will also reduce neighbourhood short cutting and speeding
- Finish the widening on Herring Cove Road to allow for construction of new concrete sidewalks and bike lanes and street tree planting
- Finish new playground at Chebucto Heights and enhance existing playground and park area at Stanley I. Raine