Development Opportunities

Residential and commercial sites are available for development in St. Stephen

St. Stephen Revitalization and Economic Climate

While many rural small towns are struggling and expecting others to provide solutions, St. Stephen has decided to buck that trend and prove that, by adopting an entrepreneurial spirit, the town’s numerous physical, geographical and human resource assets will serve as a foundation for revitalization.

A grassroots organization known as Future St. Stephen is a key driving force behind the revitalization and economic development. It sought and received a community mandate and through a large collection of primarily dedicated volunteers has created a plan to execute.

Since September 2014, there have been over 100 new or significantly changed businesses and the trend continues. There is a real feeling of optimism. The goal is to increase the population by 1,000 people (20%) by 2025 and to rejuvenate the downtown core.

Current projects

Integral to the revitalization of St. Stephen are improvements to the infrastructure and aesthetics of the Town. The Town continues to make significant investment into such improvements, and has also benefitted from significant Provincial Government financial support.

Current revitalization projects include:

  • Coastal Trail system
  • Wharf restoration

  • W.F. Ganong statue

Development Opportunities

Opportunities exist for developers to take advantage of the optimism and momentum that currently exists within the Town of St. Stephen. Please register your interest and we will be in contact.

Kendall Kadatz
120 Milltown Blvd
P.O. Box 131
St. Stephen, N.B.
E3L 1G5



The following documents are also available to prospective developers:

  • 2017 Town of St. Stephen Municipal Profile
  • Town of St. Stephen Housing Incentive Policy
  • Town of St. Stephen Zoning By-Law
  • 2017 St. Stephen Business Gap Analysis
  • 2019 St. Stephen Population Study

For access to these documents and other pertinent information, please register your interest.