$200M condo, commercial and hotel development – Halifax

$200M condo, commercial and hotel development will be built over 3 years on Halifax waterfront By Anjuli Patil, CBC News Posted: Aug 04, 2016 7:30 AM AT There were plenty of ideas shared for the public space portion of the Queen’s Marque development. The $200 million condo, commercial and hotel project will transform the Halifax waterfront over the next three years and the Waterfront Development Corporation gathered feedback on how 75,000 square feet of the public space should be used. People were encouraged to write suggestions on sticky notes. Phil O’Hara, one of about 100 people who showed up at the meeting with ideas, said see-through…

Government works to decide future of heritage property

Historic sites to be re-done  ANDREA GUNN  agunn@herald.ca @notandrea OTTAWA BUREAU The Chronicle Herald – August 3, 2016 Edition The provincial government is considering a number of submissions in deciding the future of two historic buildings in downtown Halifax. The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal announced in mid-June that it was seeking submissions for “innovative and creative ideas” to develop the seven-storey Dennis Building site on Granville Street which includes the three-storey Hansard Building and the adjacent parking lot. The request for submissions, which closed last week, yielded 13 responses from various entities including several commercial and residential developers,…

Halifax wants to sell WTC building

AMANDA PANACCI STAFF REPORTER apanacci@herald.ca @AmandaPanacci The Chronicle Herald – August 3, 2016 Edition The fate of Halifax’s World Trade Convention Centre building could now be in the hands of the highest bidder. The province may soon be advertising the sale of a building that has been a fixture on Argyle Street since 1984. The new WTCC is slated to be housed in The Nova Centre when it opens its doors in early 2017. Back in March, the province announced a new agreement for the construction and operation of the Halifax Convention Centre.

What’s in a name? A lot, says Gloria McCluskey

AMANDA PANACCI STAFF REPORTER apanacci@herald.ca @AmandaPanacci The Chronicle Herald – August 3, 2016 Edition Seeing Halifax’s name on all community signs is a source of pride for some. But for people in communities like Dartmouth and Bedford, it can be a sticking point. At Tuesday’s Halifax Regional Council meeting, Dartmouth Centre councillor Gloria McCluskey questioned the purpose of the Halifax logo, leading to an open discussion of new branding options. “When amalgamation took place, the one promise that was made to the residents was that you would not lose your identity,” said McCluskey, as part of an information item that…