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Part of downtown, view from Citadel Hill, showing Metro Centre


Salty's on the waterfront

Peggy's Cove

View from the water

Halifax from the Dartmouth side of the harbour - this is an older shot, before the Casino was built
These photos are taken by me!
 

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Recent Halifax Pictures of new developments

Clayton Park area
DSCF0538 by teddifax57, on Flickr

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New Citadel Hotel site redevelopment, 2 hotels and an Apt. Building, starting this fall Information on new hotels
Hilton Worldwide Two Property Project Breaks Ground in Downtown Halifax

2012-07-03


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By the spring of 2014, travelers looking for accommodations in downtown Halifax will have two new hotel options at the former site of the Citadel Halifax Hotel. Homewood Suites by Hilton, the international brand of upscale, all-suite, residential-style hotels, and Hampton Hotels, the award-winning leader in the mid-priced hotel segment, together with SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts announced a new brand partnership at an event downtown.

By the spring of 2014, travelers looking for accommodations in downtown Halifax will have two new hotel options at the former site of the Citadel Halifax Hotel. Homewood Suites by Hilton, the international brand of upscale, all-suite, residential-style hotels, and Hampton Hotels, the award-winning leader in the mid-priced hotel segment, together with SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts announced a new brand partnership at an event downtown. The announcement marks the arrival of the city's first dual-branded hotel project and Homewood Suites' first hotel in the province, as well as a commitment by SilverBirch to bring additional Hilton Worldwide properties to the Canada market.

Both hotels will be constructed simultaneously and housed within two 13-story towers. Located in downtown Halifax, on Brunswick and Cogswell streets, the $62 million redevelopment will have a combined 316 units and will include a shared conference center, as well as a fitness center, retail space and parking. During construction the project is expected to create 250 new jobs and will open as early as May of 2014.

"We are pleased to partner with Hilton Worldwide to deliver two industry-leading brands and to contribute to the vibrancy of downtown Halifax," said Steve Giblin, President and CEO of SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts. "By building the Hampton Inn & Suites and Homewood Suites side by side, we will better accommodate a wide range of lodging needs for both the business and leisure travelers visiting Halifax."

Today's event provided an opportunity for SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts to not only discuss this exciting partnership, but also to share future growth plans encompassing a variety of Hilton Worldwide's word-class brands. Canada has become a major growth market for Hilton's focused service hotels. The Homewood Suites/Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown Halifax hotel represents the seventh Homewood Suites property in development in Canada. Hampton Hotels currently has 19 projects under development in the Canada market.

"We are looking forward to a longstanding partnership with SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts and the first of many projects over the coming years," Craig Mance, senior vice president, North America Development, Hilton Worldwide. "The Homewood Suites / Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton dual-branded hotel will meet the growing demand in the market and continue both brands' Canadian expansion efforts, while simultaneously offering guests the proven efficiencies of this development model pioneered by Hilton's focused service brands."

Citadel site Redevelopment by teddifax57, on Flickr
Our new main library, currently under construction
Halifax-Central-Library-by-Schmidt-Hammer-Lassen-Architects-01th by teddifax57, on Flickr **** UPDATE - as per newspaper article on July 4, 2012, crane is in place and completion date is set for substantial completion by April 2014****
King's Wharf on Dartmouth side, will be 4, 12 storey buildings with a signature building of 34 storeys to follow, jutting out into the harbour
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Recent picture of the skyline, soon to change with the start of the new Nova Ctr (new Trade centre with 2 office towers and hotels, each approx. 18 storeys, designs to be out in late fall and construction to start in 2013DSCF0333 by teddifax57, on Flickr
Panoramic shot of waterfront
DSCF0318 by teddifax57, on Flickr

the Photos are taken by me, the other drawings from the developers!
 

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Sites on Developments in Halifax

http://www.openfile.ca/halifax/story/who-owns-downtown-halifax
http://ourhalifax.com/
http://www.vicsuites.com/index.asp
http://www.fusionhalifax.ca/en/home/FUSIONactionteams/urbandevelopment/viva-city.aspx
http://skyscraperpage.com/diagrams/?cityID=66
http://skyscraperpage.com/cities/?cityID=66&statusID=3
http://www.my-waterfront.ca this is the site of the proposed Chebucto Landing just down fromthe Maritime Museum of the Atlantic between Bishops Landing and Emera
New Hotel at airport, under construction http://www.hiaa.ca/schedules/hotel.html
Halifax Developments Map
Dartmouth Developments Map
Suburban Developments Map
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Nice assortment of shots there and some interesting updates as well.

Cool stuff!
 

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TD Tower redevelopment

NEWS AND NOTICES


HRM Approval for TD Centre Redevelopment

Halifax Regional Municipality has approved the redevelopment of the new TD Centre. Detailed plans to move forward with this project are now in progress with an anticipated construction start date of summer 2012. Go to this site for more information: http://www.halifaxdowntown.ca/
This company also owns the Royal Bank and Bank of Montreal buildings and has major plans for these after finishing the TD Tower.
TDB Halifax Holdings Ltd.is the owner of this property.
*******This additon, called Tower 2 will add another 100,000 sq. ft and will top the building off at 21 storeys. The cost is estimated at $20 Million. It is scheduled to start construction shortly with building time of approximately 18 months.

http://www.halifax.ca/boardscom/drc/...entA-Plans.pdf
http://www.halifax.ca/boardscom/drc/...nformation.pdf
 

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St. Joseph's Square

St. Joseph’s Square

Rendering for the proposed St. Joseph's Square development on the corner of Gottingen & Russell Streets


A new condo development project is one step closer to moving forward in North End Halifax. The proposed project would be on the corner of Gottingen and Russell Streets, very close to the Hydrostone neighborhood. The project’s site was previously occupied by St. Joseph’s church which was demolished in 2009.

The project design is pictured above, and would include a 2 level parking garage, 5,000 square feet of commercial space, 12 street level townhouse units and 83 total units standing at 9 stories high. This is actually a revised design as the original plan for the property was to be 11 stories tall with 85 units. The height adjustments were made to appease concerns of conformity with the neighborhood’s existing buildings and their respective heights.

Another article -


Case 01325
St. Josephs Square
Gottingen/Kaye/Russell Street, Halifax

(updated 8 June 2012)







UPDATE: Peninsula Community Council approved a development agreement on January 9, 2012, to allow for a 9-storey mixed-use residential and commercial building with underground parking on the subject property.

On January 31, 2012, the Municipality received notice from the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board that the decision of Peninsula Community Council was appealed.

The NSUARB released its decision on June 1, 2012. The appeal was dismissed and the decision of PCC was upheld.

Staff Report

Supplementary Staff Report - December 6, 2011


Request
Application by ECL General Partner IV Limited to amend the Halifax Municipal Planning Strategy (MPS) and Halifax Peninsula Land Use By-Law (LUB) to allow for a mixed-use re-development of the former St. Joseph’s Church site on the east side of Gottingen Street between Kaye and Russell Streets, Halifax.

Proposal - Application Letter
The applicant proposes to re-develop the site with a 9-storey mixed-used building which includes 94 underground parking spaces, 12 townhouse style residential units at ground level, commercial space on the corner of Gottingen and Kaye Streets, and 71 residential units in the upper storeys.

Process
This application is being considered under the MPS Amendment and development agreement process.

Status
Regional Council initiated the plan amendment process on October 27, 2009. Initiation Report

A public information meeting was held Thursday, April 29, 2010 at St. Joseph’s Alexander McKay Elementary School, Halifax.

Following the public information meeting, HRM Planning Services received a revised proposal lowering the building height from 11 storeys to 9.

A staff report and draft development agreement was tabled at Peninsula Community Council (PCC) on July 11, 2011. PCC forwarded its recommendation to Regional Council on August 2, 2011.

The joint public hearing was held by PCC and Regional Council on Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at Halifax City Hall. The staff recommendation was approved.

The amendments have since been reviewed by the Provincial Department of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations as per Section 223 of the Halifax Regional Municipality Charter. These amendments became effective on December 10, 2011.

On January 9, 2012, a supplementary staff report was tabled with PCC. The staff recommendation to approve a development agreement for the subject property was accepted by Council.

On January 31, 2012, the Municipality received notice from the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board that the decision of PCC was appealed. The NSUARB released its decision on June 1, 2012. The appeal was dismissed and the decision of PCC was upheld.

Documents Submitted for Evaluation
The applicant has submitted plans required by HRM staff to evaluate the application. These materials also are available for review at the Planning Services office in Halifax.



Site Plan:

Site Plan

Location Plan
Site Cross Section

Elevations:

Russell Street

East

Gottingen Street

Kaye Street

Floor Plans:

Parking Floor Layouts
Ground/Second Level
Upper Floor Layouts

Renderings:

View 1

View 2

Other Documents:

Traffic Impact Statement

Wind Impact Statement

Site Servicing Strategy

Servicing Schematic



As readers can guess I am 100% behind this project, as I firmly believe that peninsula growth is very important and since experienced businesspeople (developers) continue to fight to get these projects approved and completed then there must be a demand for these developments. Regional council must have thought the same as they approved land use amendments on Tuesday of this week, and the project’s development agreement’s next step is to get approved by Peninsula community council before it can be built.

The Chronicle Herald reported that as usual there were naysayers and Negative Nancy opponents of the project, and for our entertainment they even offered a few quotes. One person suggested that NOTHING should be built on this site, except for perhaps a park. While a park is not a bad idea, the suggestion of ‘nothing’ suggests to me that this person should not be suggesting anything. Others were concerned about the noise and the… get ready for this… DUST that this project would create. You live in the largest city East of Montreal. Things get built. Get over it. If your neighbors complained about the noise and dust that was created when your home was built, then you would be homeless.

Others expressed concerns about the 2 schools that are directly next to the project and the impact that the construction and extra traffic would have on the children. The construction is not happening inside the classrooms, and the kids are already crossing one of Halifax’s busiest streets as it is, not much change there. How about the impact that an urban landscape has on those around it? A growing, vibrant and entrepreneurial landscape and community inspires those around it to grow, be vibrant and forward thinking. But maybe we should stick to the above suggestion and build nothing, the current site is pretty inspiring too:
 

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Grainery Lofts

Grainery Lofts

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Rendering of the Grainery Lofts upon completion


New apartments! Featuring high end finishes and appliances, floor to ceiling windows, fitness facilities and views of a gargantuan concrete structure that can withstand a nuclear fallout and was probably used as the set for the movie the ‘Book of Eli’ starring Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman and Mila Kunis (who is one of my favorite people to stare at on my TV and has really progressed since her ‘That 70′s Show’ days). But I digress.

We’ve all seen the mysterious grain elevator eerily looming over the venerable luxury of the Halifax South End, and wondered… what the hell does that thing do, and will anyone ever develop anything around it? Apparently the answer is yes. Not only is Southwest Properties well in the process of building a 6 storey, 113 apartment complex directly next to the grain elevator, but they are also employing some rather forward thinking methods from an environmental perspective.

The Grainery Lofts building under construction on South Bland Street


The building is called the Grainery Lofts, and will be the first residential building in Atlantic Canada to receive the LEED Gold certification (the second highest available). This means that many considerations were… well… taken into consideration when putting the project together, one of which was using recycled materials from old buildings around the city. Also, tenants will be able to monitor their own energy consumption by logging onto a website and checking the electrical and water usage for their suite. The LEED certification is more common in newly constructed commercial properties, as corporate tenants often must meet certain environmentally friendly criteria in their office spaces, but it is a trend that will likely continue to develop in the residential sector as well.

Grainery Lofts building with the grain elevator looming in the background


I’m glad to see this development happening and I hope that its proximity to what is arguably the ugliest landmark in HRM does not cause problems with filling the units. One of the main reasons why I like this development is that Southwest chose to find what little land is still available in the heart of the peninsula and build UP on it, instead of continuing to add to the suburban sprawl. Don’t get me wrong, there’s lots of demand for the suburbs and they serve their purpose, but there’s already plenty of developers working on those. It’s great to see a building going up downtown, despite the potential risks posed by it’s next door neighbor. The overall location however is ideal, and these higher end units will be great choices for young professionals working downtown as well as international students considering that SMU is just up the road.

Back view of Grainery Lofts in close proximity to the grain elevator


Occupancy is expected for 2012, and I hope to see this project succeed. I am also curious if perhaps Southwest is thinking long-term with this development – the grain elevator will hopefully be torn down at some point, leaving some prime South End real estate behind. When and if this happens, Southwest will already have a foothold in the area, and can make a play at acquiring the newly available land right away. Or maybe that will never happen. Who knows… your thoughts?
 

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Vic Suites, completed now

VIC Suites

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The VIC Suites on the corner of Morris and Hollis Street is nearing completion

“We don’t need downtown development!” “More downtown highrises are unsustainable” “There’s no market for high end apartments in Halifax”. Cry me a river, and tell all that to the developers of the VIC Suites on the corner of Morris and Hollis Streets.

The developers of the VIC Suites are wrapping up construction of their project, if you have driven by the site lately you will see that the old Nova Scotia Power parking lot below the property has been filled in, and is now ironically a new parking lot, although a much nicer one. I will keep this post short, but just to throw it in the face of those that don’t support downtown development and think that there is no demand for it, go check out the Vic’s website, and click on the availability tab. You’ll note that as of today there are only 2 units left available for rent, and the building isn’t even complete yet.

Perhaps there is a demand for brand new luxury rental units after all. Units that are a short walk to all downtown shopping, the market, the waterfront and universities. Units that also come equipped with state of art appliances, granite, 8’4 to 9’5 ceilings and views of the Harbor and downtown. Maybe the Vic is right for you – perhaps they are waiting for you to come rent out 1 of their 2 remaining available units, one of which is 1 of the 3 penthouse units. Coming in at over 2000 sq. ft. with 2 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and a den it can be yours for a mere $4,400 per month. Go sign the lease today!
 

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Skye Halifax, presently just a proposal

Skye Halifax – Tallest Halifax Development Proposal

Skye Halifax web site : http://skye.callsos.info/

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An artist's rendering of the proposed Sky Halifax building

A new downtown Halifax development has been proposed by United Gulf Developments, on the lot bound by Granville, Sackville and Hollis Streets. If it goes through, this will be the tallest building in Halifax ever built, by quite a substantial margin. This however may be a big IF, for 2 reasons.
The first is that the developer had purchased this lot back in 2004 for $5 million from HRM, and had proposed (and received approval for in 2007) a 2 tower construction dubbed the Twisted Sisters – twin towers that were supposed to be 27 floors of condos and office space each, illustrated below.

The original development plan for this site - Twisted Sisters


However, it is now 7 years later and the property is still a parking lot. The developer has been focused on other projects, and in the meantime had re-assessed the demand and demographics of the downtown condo market to come up with this new plan. The development agreement that was in place with the city expired in March of 2010, and a new application has been submitted for the new proposed development. Recently another developer lost the right to develop his lot under similar circumstances after not moving forward with his development which had also been approved for a number of years.

Back to Skye Halifax, and the second reason why this development will likely have problems. Skye Halifax is proposed to be two towers, 48 floors in height each. There would also be retail space on the ground floor, and a 3 or 4 storey hotel as well. By comparison, Fenwick Tower (Halifax’s current tallest and arguably ugliest building) is 33 storeys tall. The height restriction currently in place on this lot as set out by HRM By Design is only 20 storeys. Twisted Sisters was OK’d given that it was approved prior to HRM By Design being implemented (and it was only 7 floors over this new regulation). However, the application for Skye is under new review and exceeds this limit by 28 floors – more than double the limit.
The project would be built using modern eco-friendly technologies, and feature geo-thermal heating & cooling systems, a green roof terrace & living walls, low flow plumbing systems, etc. The building’s bent shape is meant to mimic sails catching the wind, and boldly moving Halifax in a brave new direction (how poetic!).

An alternative view of the proposed Skye Halifax development

Personally, I am 100% for downtown development, I like the idea of a vibrant city center and building a city up rather than out. I also firmly believe that modern new construction high rises can blend very well with historic properties, and the contrast can be very visually interesting and appealing. I am not worried about the view from Citadel Hill… on the rare occasion that I drive over the Hill it’s actually to take in Halifax’s skyline and see some of our interesting buildings from above.

If this project was to go ahead, it could easily become a symbol of Halifax’s progressive future and exciting city core. Combined with other exciting large developments such as the Trillium and King’s Wharf, Skye Halifax would be a strong new feature in Halifax’s skyline. By contrast, the current benchmark of the Halifax skyline are the two Purdy’s Wharf towers (18 & 22 floors), which were revolutionary when they were built in the late 1980′s. Perhaps it’s time to try something revolutionary again?
Unfortunately I can’t help but be sincerely worried that the view from the Citadel (we never know when we may need to protect out port with cannons!) and the big scary shadows that this building will cast may outweigh the benefits of making a bold statement and further expanding on our downtown in the eyes of the decision makers. What do you think?
Also, you can check out the building’s website by clicking on the logo below.
 

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it's so good to see discussion about Halifax ...there hasn't been much lately. Halifax has a beautiful little skyline already but in the name of progress I can't help but think that they Skye project will go a long way. It would be a great landmark for the city in the same manner the Absolute towers ("Marilyn Monroe") buildings are for Mississauga.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed. I would personally love to see this development get the green light. I think its a step in the right direction for Halifax.
 

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Queen's Landing Development

Demolition may occur during busy tourism season


CBC News

Posted: Jun 15, 2012 5:39 PM AT

Last Updated: Jun 15, 2012 6:43 PM AT

The future Queen's Landing development will include a new hotel, office space, new stores and a refurbished Maritime Museum with a new berth for HMCS Sackville. (Armour Group)





Halifax waterfront complex approved
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Halifax's waterfront will be hosting a slew of events this summer— which could take place while the old BioScience Enterprise Centre building comes down.
Waterfront officials say the work shouldn't interfere with the busy tourist season which includes events such as the Halifax Tall Ships Festival 2012, the TD Halifax Jazz Festival and the Beach Volleyball SWATCH Junior World Championships.
A $190-million complex is planned for Queen's Landing. It includes a new hotel, office space, new stores and a refurbished Maritime Museum with a new berth for HMCS Sackville.
Internal demolition is already underway, and that phase of the work has been slow going.
“With buildings of that age, you always have hazardous materials that are involved in the building’s system – it’s the removal of those, so we’re just finishing that process,” said Eric Burchill, director of planning and development with the Waterfront Development Corporation.
“We’ll be moving forward with the scheduling of the building demolition in the coming weeks and months.”
That means demolition of the building itself could take place at the height of Halifax's tourist season.
Safety will come first, Burchill said, but despite the proximity of the demolition site, the boardwalk will stay open and no events will be disrupted.
“We’re used to working on projects on the waterfront during the high season, projects as large as Bishops Landing during the summer months, so we look around today there’s lots of cranes,” Burchill said.
“So it’s something we’re used to dealing with, it’s a challenge, but it’s part of the incremental development of the waterfront."
Construction projects themselves often become an attraction, he said.
It could take years to complete the various phases of the Queen's Landing complex, carried out by Armour Group Ltd.
 

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New development Proposal for 6100 Young St. in Halifax

Case 17256
6100 Young Street, Halifax
(updated 6 December 2011)

Request
Application by 215 Pembroke Street East Ltd. to amend the Halifax Peninsula Land Use By-Law (application of Schedule "Q") to allow for a mixed-use development at 6100 Young Street, Halifax by development agreement.
Proposal
Mixed-use development consisting of two residential towers atop a 4-storey, mixed-use podium/ building base. Total building heights of 17 floors. Details include:
Residential: Approx. 320 multi-family units within two multi-level towers and within portions of building base (floors 2-4);
Commercial: Approx. 33,000 sq. ft. commercial space (ground floor retail);
Parking: Approx. 312 parking garage spaces, 57 surface spaces; Total parking - 369 spaces (approx.);
Landscaped Areas: Patio ground-level space (retail shops), private landscaped rooftop (rear, above parking).
Process
The application is being considered through the land use by-law amendment and development agreement process.
Status
A public information meeting was held on October 5, 2011.
The application is being reviewed. A staff report will be tabled with Peninsula Community Council (PCC) at a later date. PCC will then schedule a public hearing.
Documents Submitted for Evaluation
The applicant has submitted plans and studies required by HRM staff to properly evaluate the application. These materials also are available for review at the Planning Services office in Halifax.
Contact Information
For further information, please contact:
Paul Sampson, Planner
Planning Services, Western Region
Telephone: 490-6259
Fax: 490-4406
Email: Paul Sampson
Mail: HRM Planning Services,
Western Region
PO Box 1749, Halifax, NS B3J 3A5
Attention: Paul Sampson, Planner
Case 17256
6100 Young Street, Halifax
(updated 6 December 2011)

Request
Application by 215 Pembroke Street East Ltd. to amend the Halifax Peninsula Land Use By-Law (application of Schedule "Q") to allow for a mixed-use development at 6100 Young Street, Halifax by development agreement.
Proposal
Mixed-use development consisting of two residential towers atop a 4-storey, mixed-use podium/ building base. Total building heights of 17 floors. Details include:
Residential: Approx. 320 multi-family units within two multi-level towers and within portions of building base (floors 2-4);
Commercial: Approx. 33,000 sq. ft. commercial space (ground floor retail);
Parking: Approx. 312 parking garage spaces, 57 surface spaces; Total parking - 369 spaces (approx.);
Landscaped Areas: Patio ground-level space (retail shops), private landscaped rooftop (rear, above parking).
Process
The application is being considered through the land use by-law amendment and development agreement process.
Status
A public information meeting was held on October 5, 2011.
The application is being reviewed. A staff report will be tabled with Peninsula Community Council (PCC) at a later date. PCC will then schedule a public hearing.
Documents Submitted for Evaluation
The applicant has submitted plans and studies required by HRM staff to properly evaluate the application. These materials also are available for review at the Planning Services office in Halifax.
Contact Information
For further information, please contact:
Paul Sampson, Planner
Planning Services, Western Region
Telephone: 490-6259
Fax: 490-4406
Email: Paul Sampson
Mail: HRM Planning Services,
Western Region
PO Box 1749, Halifax, NS B3J 3A5
Attention: Paul Sampson, Planner
Case 17256
6100 Young Street, Halifax
(updated 6 December 2011)

Request
Application by 215 Pembroke Street East Ltd. to amend the Halifax Peninsula Land Use By-Law (application of Schedule "Q") to allow for a mixed-use development at 6100 Young Street, Halifax by development agreement.
Proposal
Mixed-use development consisting of two residential towers atop a 4-storey, mixed-use podium/ building base. Total building heights of 17 floors. Details include:
Residential: Approx. 320 multi-family units within two multi-level towers and within portions of building base (floors 2-4);
Commercial: Approx. 33,000 sq. ft. commercial space (ground floor retail);
Parking: Approx. 312 parking garage spaces, 57 surface spaces; Total parking - 369 spaces (approx.);
Landscaped Areas: Patio ground-level space (retail shops), private landscaped rooftop (rear, above parking).
Process
The application is being considered through the land use by-law amendment and development agreement process.
Status
A public information meeting was held on October 5, 2011.
The application is being reviewed. A staff report will be tabled with Peninsula Community Council (PCC) at a later date. PCC will then schedule a public hearing.
Documents Submitted for Evaluation
The applicant has submitted plans and studies required by HRM staff to properly evaluate the application. These materials also are available for review at the Planning Services office in Halifax.
Site Plan
Elevations

Rendering - view from Young Street
Rendering - view from Young Street at Monaghan Lane
Floor Plans

Traffic Impact Statement
Wind Study
Stormwater Management Plan
Servicing Schematic
Further information will be posted on this page as it becomes available.
Contact Information
For further information, please contact:
Paul Sampson, Planner
Planning Services, Western Region
Telephone: 490-6259
Fax: 490-4406
Email: Paul Sampson
Mail: HRM Planning Services,
Western Region
PO Box 1749, Halifax, NS B3J 3A5

Attention: Paul Sampson, Planner
 

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New YMCA/CBC Building proposal

YMCA - CBC Proposal
at Sackville and South Park Streets, Halifax
(updated 21 March 2012)
The public hearing was held by Regional Council on March 20, 2012 at Halifax City Hall. The staff recommendations were approved.
Staff report dated October 31, 2011
Design Review Committee report
Supplementary staff report dated February 14, 2012
Request
Application by Michael Napier Architecture to amend the Regional Municipal Planning Strategy, the Halifax Municipal Planning Strategy, the Downtown Halifax Secondary Municipal Planning Strategy and Downtown Halifax Land Use By-law to increase the maximum permitted building height on the site of the current CBC Building (1599/1601 South Park Street and 5600 Sackville Street, Halifax), from 23 metres to 49 metres, and to allow development on both the CBC site and the current site of the YMCA (1565 South Park Street, Halifax) to exceed the South Park Street height/setback requirements of the Downtown Halifax Land Use By-law (section 11(3)), in order to permit a new mixed use building that includes residential uses and a new multi-district recreation facility.
Proposal
The YMCA proposes to develop a new mixed use building that will include a new YMCA recreation facility. The building is to be located on both the current YMCA site, along South Park Street, and the adjoining CBC Radio site at the corner of Sackville and South Park streets. It is to include two residential towers of approximately 46 metres and 49 metres in height that exceed the current maximum building height requirements.
Please refer to the Background Information section for more information.
Status
The public hearing was held by Regional Council on Tuesday, March 20, 2012, in the Council Chambers, Halifax City Hall, Halifax. The staff recommendations were approved.
The amendments will be reviewed by the Province and will go into effect on the date of the publication of a Notice of Approval ad in the newspaper.
Contact Information
For further information, please contact:
Richard Harvey, Senior Planner
Planning Services, Western Region
Telephone: 490-5637
Fax: 490-4406
Email: Richard Harvey
Mail:
HRM Community Development
Planning Services, Western Region
PO Box 1749, Halifax, NS B3J 3A5
Attention: Richard Harvey,
Senior Planner
Background Information - Renderings
This application was initiated by Regional Council on March 8, 2011 to allow for a detailed review of the proposal and public consultation.
Information about the proposal, the planning policies and regulations concerning the site, and potential amendments to the HRM's planning documents may be found below:

Staff report dated October 31, 2011
Design Review Committee report
Supplementary staff report dated February 14, 2012
Note that the supplementary report addresses a height/setback requirement from South Park Street that was not considered in the October 31, 2011 staff report. The YMCA has submitted a revised shadow study to outline the potential impact of its proposal upon the Public Gardens.
Other Information
The 1984 report referenced in the March 8, 2011 staff report above may be found here. (9.1 MB) Note that the referenced Band B and Band height limitations were not adopted.
The subject site is located outside the View Planes from Citadel Hill, as illustrated here.
Parks Canada has submitted an analysis about the impact of the proposal on Citadel Hill.
A public information meeting was held on Thursday, April 21, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at Halifax City Hall.
A staff report with proposed amendments to the municipality's planning documents was considered by the Design Review Committee (DRC) on November 9, 2011. The DRC decided not to recommend amendments in support of the application. At the DRC meeting, HRM staff noted that the YMCA proposal will require an amendment to a setback requirement from South Park Street. This is was not addressed in the YMCA application or the original October 31, 2011 staff report.

To ensure adequate sunlight penetration to South Park Street and the Public Gardens, the Downtown Halifax Land Use By-law stipulates that above a height of 17m at the South Park streetline, buildings shall be setback 0.9m for every 0.6m in height. The impact of this requirement on the YMCA proposal is shown here.
YMCA - CBC Proposal
at Sackville and South Park Streets, Halifax
(updated 21 March 2012)
The public hearing was held by Regional Council on March 20, 2012 at Halifax City Hall. The staff recommendations were approved.
Staff report dated October 31, 2011
Design Review Committee report
Supplementary staff report dated February 14, 2012
Request
Application by Michael Napier Architecture to amend the Regional Municipal Planning Strategy, the Halifax Municipal Planning Strategy, the Downtown Halifax Secondary Municipal Planning Strategy and Downtown Halifax Land Use By-law to increase the maximum permitted building height on the site of the current CBC Building (1599/1601 South Park Street and 5600 Sackville Street, Halifax), from 23 metres to 49 metres, and to allow development on both the CBC site and the current site of the YMCA (1565 South Park Street, Halifax) to exceed the South Park Street height/setback requirements of the Downtown Halifax Land Use By-law (section 11(3)), in order to permit a new mixed use building that includes residential uses and a new multi-district recreation facility.
Proposal
The YMCA proposes to develop a new mixed use building that will include a new YMCA recreation facility. The building is to be located on both the current YMCA site, along South Park Street, and the adjoining CBC Radio site at the corner of Sackville and South Park streets. It is to include two residential towers of approximately 46 metres and 49 metres in height that exceed the current maximum building height requirements.
Please refer to the Background Information section for more information.
Status
The public hearing was held by Regional Council on Tuesday, March 20, 2012, in the Council Chambers, Halifax City Hall, Halifax. The staff recommendations were approved.
The amendments will be reviewed by the Province and will go into effect on the date of the publication of a Notice of Approval ad in the newspaper.
Contact Information
For further information, please contact:
Richard Harvey, Senior Planner
Planning Services, Western Region
Telephone: 490-5637
Fax: 490-4406
Email: Richard Harvey
Mail:
HRM Community Development
Planning Services, Western Region
PO Box 1749, Halifax, NS B3J 3A5

Attention: Richard Harvey,
Senior Planner
Background Information - Renderings
This application was initiated by Regional Council on March 8, 2011 to allow for a detailed review of the proposal and public consultation.
Information about the proposal, the planning policies and regulations concerning the site, and potential amendments to the HRM's planning documents may be found below:
Staff report dated October 31, 2011
Design Review Committee report
Supplementary staff report dated February 14, 2012
Note that the supplementary report addresses a height/setback requirement from South Park Street that was not considered in the October 31, 2011 staff report. The YMCA has submitted a revised shadow study to outline the potential impact of its proposal upon the Public Gardens.
Other Information
The 1984 report referenced in the March 8, 2011 staff report above may be found here. (9.1 MB) Note that the referenced Band B and Band height limitations were not adopted.
The subject site is located outside the View Planes from Citadel Hill, as illustrated here.
Parks Canada has submitted an analysis about the impact of the proposal on Citadel Hill.
Brief
Impact Assessment
A public information meeting was held on Thursday, April 21, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at Halifax City Hall.
A staff report with proposed amendments to the municipality's planning documents was considered by the Design Review Committee (DRC) on November 9, 2011. The DRC decided not to recommend amendments in support of the application. At the DRC meeting, HRM staff noted that the YMCA proposal will require an amendment to a setback requirement from South Park Street. This is was not addressed in the YMCA application or the original October 31, 2011 staff report.

To ensure adequate sunlight penetration to South Park Street and the Public Gardens, the Downtown Halifax Land Use By-law stipulates that above a height of 17m at the South Park streetline, buildings shall be setback 0.9m for every 0.6m in height. The impact of this requirement on the YMCA proposal is shown here.


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3065 Robie Street, Halifax - proposal

3065 Robie Street, Halifax
(updated 13 February 2012)

Request
Application by Genivar Incorporated on behalf of Banc Properties Limited to amend the Halifax Peninsula Land Use By-law (LUB) to include 3065 Robie Street within Schedule Q, and to allow a 19-storey mixed-use building by development agreement.

Proposal - Information Sheet
The proposed building is to be comprised of commercial uses within its base and residential uses on the upper floors. Further details will be posted as they become available.

Process
This application is being considered under the land use by-law amendment and development agreement process.

Status
A public information meeting was held February 9, 2012 at Bloomfield Centre, 2786 Agricola Street, Halifax. Minutes from the meeting will be included in a staff report to Peninsula Community Council.

Documents Submitted for Evaluation

The applicant has submitted the plans required by HRM staff to properly evaluate the application. These materials are available for review at the Planning Services office in Halifax.
Site Plan
Elevations
Floor Plans
Landscape Plan
Traffic Impact Statement
Rendering (additional renderings to be added)
More information will be posted on this site as it becomes available.
Contact Information
For further information, please contact:
Richard Harvey, Senior Planner
Planning Services, Western Region
Telephone: 490-5637
Fax: 490-4406
Email: Richard Harvey
Mail: HRM Planning Services,
Western Region
PO Box 1749, Halifax, NS B3J 3A5

Attention: Richard Harvey,
Senior Planner
 
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