Quoting in part (from the NS News):
The city negotiates its density bonuses on a case-by-case basis.
“The positive of that is the flexibility. The negative is it doesn’t provide any up-front, city-led direction on what priority benefits are or what is specifically needed in a particular geographic area. That’s something we’ve observed as both a strength and weakness depending on your perspective,” Toderian said.
Monday’s “shirtsleeves” session of council drew both developers and members of City Voices, one of the community groups most critical of the city’s recent approval of dense developments, to listen in on how the city might tweak one of its most important pieces of development policy.