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Old May 20th, 2009, 10:54 PM   #1
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1595 Barrington | 86 m | 20 fl | Proposed

Details: http://www.halifax.ca/planning/Case01231Details.html

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Old May 24th, 2009, 03:05 AM   #2
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I noticed the ground elevation is ~50 ft (15 meters) on the plans (from sea level). That would make the building height 86 minus 15 meters, or around 71 meters. Still, nice for Halifax.
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Old May 25th, 2009, 07:38 PM   #3
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Is the Discovery Centre building being saved or just the exterior wall of it?
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Just the exterior would be saved unfortunately.
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Old May 10th, 2010, 06:39 AM   #5
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There are enough vacant spots in downtown that we shouldn't need to tear down buildings yet, but I definitely want to see something like this built. It's been awhile since we got a decent-sized new office building, and this would be 2-3 tallest downtown (about the same height as 1801 Hollis.

Any news on this?
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Its residential.
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Old May 11th, 2010, 10:32 AM   #7
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Based on the location, the thought never even occurred to me. I think I'm gonna have to go with NO for this one. There are plenty of other great spots in central Hfx for residential highrises.
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Old May 11th, 2010, 04:12 PM   #8
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Downtown needs more residential, Barrington is virtually dead and this is due to two things, one spring garden road and second not enough people living downtown anymore. I really hope this one goes threw. We will have enough office space with the Nova Center, International Place and the TD Bank building expansion.
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This proposal has been significantly revised since these renderings were posted. The height has been reduced and the design has been improved. There will now be a green roof and the interesting interior space (it used to be a department store) will be preserved along with the exterior. I would suspend judgement until seeing more renderings.

Something else to point out is that residential is perfect for this part of the downtown. Part of why Barrington is so unsuccessful is that nobody lives there, and workers go home after the 9-5 period.

I also disagree about there being lots of land available downtown. There are many empty lots, but that doesn't mean that the land is available. When properties are put up for sale downtown they are snapped up - most of the empty lots now are being held by developers for planned projects or are publicly owned. There's very little land that is not spoken for.
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I'm pretty skeptical of the suggestion that adding a new condo building will make Barrington any busier or more vibrant. Without more businesses (stores, offices, hotels, other services) the residents of the new building would just go to nearby SGR, or to a non-downtown shopping area. I suppose the residents could support a new convenience store.

Besides, I honestly don't think Barrington is as dead as some people seem to think. Not every street needs to be a bustling shopping hub like SGR and Barrington no longer plays that role, which is fine. Being a business street is ok too. But if we do want to give Barrington a good sprucing up and make it a bit livelier, the best way to do that is to attract people from other areas to come and enjoy new amenities and services.

It is true, though, that I may feel differently about the project after seeing the new design.
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