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HALIFAX – Traffic woes focus of study

SEAN PREVIL STAFF REPORTER sprevil@herald.ca @SeanPrevil The Chronicle Herald – September 24, 2016 Suggestions likely going to council next June As more people raise concerns over traffic congestion in the region, the Halifax Regional Municipality is working with the public to find solutions. Workshops have been taking place across the municipality to find out what would decrease the use of vehicles by 2031. It’s part of HRM’s Integrated Mobility Plan, which is tied into the Halifax regional plan. In the regional plan, four transportation objectives were laid out. The mobility plan is meant to further these objectives through strategies to…

Quarry boulder crashes through apartment rooftop

AMANDA PANACCI STAFF REPORTER apanacci@herald.ca @AmandaPanacci The Chronicle Herald – September 23, 2016 Edition The province is investigating after a “basketball-sized” boulder from a nearby quarry crashed through the roof of a Halifax apartment building Monday afternoon. At about 1 p.m., police responded to the Parkland Arms apartment building at 390 Parkland Dr. after reports that a large rock had punched a hole through the roof of the building. Gateway Materials Ltd. confirmed on Thursday that the rock came from its quarry on Kearney Lake Road. Spokesman Scott Stevens described the object as “fly rock” from a blast. Both the…

Cogswell design contract awarded

WSP Canada Inc. to receive $2.6m for lengthy project SEAN PREVIL STAFF REPORTER sprevil@herald.ca @SeanPrevil The Chronicle Herald – September 21, 2016 Edition Halifax Regional Council has unanimously approved awarding WSP Canada Inc. a contract to spearhead the design process of the redevelopment of the Cogswell Interchange. The city sought a prime design consultant in June for the longdiscussed project. WSP Canada will receive $2.6 million to review and analyze existing preliminary designs, oversee design development, and have control over aspects such as bidding and negotiation. It is expected the design phase will take about 12-14 months, with an additional…

DARTMOUTH DEVELOPMENT

AMANDA PANACCI STAFF REPORTER apanacci@herald.ca @AmandaPanacci The Chronicle Herald – September 3, 2016 Edition Building higher with wood Project would need exemption from National Building Code Dartmouth’s Main Street could soon be home to an innovative, environmentally-friendly wood building — all part of the city’s revitalization plan. On Friday, Atlantic Wood Works announced the development of Garden View, a six storey mixed-use building. It’s the first building planned for a project called Reinventing Main Street that is looking to provide affordable housing for seniors and families in HRM. Architect Tom Emodi is responsible for designing two of the five buildings…