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Rick Howe 95.7- Carlton Street Area- Conservation District or Developers’ Demolition Dream?

The Dexel proposal is for 30- and 16-storey towers with 250 residential units plus 60,000 ft2 of office space, ~21,000 ft of commercial and 380 underground parking units (entrance/exit on Carlton Street). This proposal will requires the demolition of roughly 8-9 buildings destroying ~20 small-scale residential and commercial units mostly at Spring Garden Road.

Next steps for 2 proposals for 16-, 20-, 26- & 30-storey towers beside Carlton Street, (Halifax’s only Heritage streetscape?) will be a review by the Heritage Advisory Committee and then the Halifax and West Community Council. Meeting dates are not yet scheduled.

Up to 11 buildings on the last historic neighbourhood of the South Common will be demolished at Spring Garden, Robie and College. The proposals ignore the 1994 Halifax Common Plan’s commitment to plan for the entire 240 acre grant.  They ignore formal requests to HRM for a designated Conservation Area. And they ignore overwhelming public opposition. Learn more with Rick Howe’s interview.


Read Chronicle Herald coverage by Francis Campbell here:

Developer pitches twin towers for Halifax’s Robie Street, concerned group counters

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