Lovett Lake proposal wor ries residents 

Beechville citizen: ‘We want growth but we want people to respect our identity’ SHERRI BORDEN COLLEY STAFF REPORTER  sborden@herald.ca @CH_BordenColley Longtime Beechville residents continue to question the advant­ages of the ongoing development in their community. On June 26, the Halifax and West community council gave Armco Capital Inc. the green light to build a mu lti-million dollar subdivision of 253 new homes in the historic black community, next to the Beechville Baptist Church and burial ground, both registered heritage properties. That night, many residents left the city hall meeting feeling de­feated by the process. Beechville Baptist Church dates back to 1844 but was…

INDIAN HARBOUR DEVELOPMENT - Chinese firm on track with project 

Luxury residential-retail complex still in design phase, Dongdu spokesman says TRURO BUREAU AARON BESWICK abeswick@herald.ca @CH_ABeswick A Chinese real estate developer says it remains committed to a massive residential project in Guysborough County. “Engineering and survey work is underway,” said Stephen Dempsey, local spokesman for Dongdu International Group, on Tuesday. “Site design is not yet complete so this is holding up physical construction. . . . We might get something in the ground this construction season, but it will be close.” Dongdu took Nova Scotia by surprise in May when it purchased 1,200 hectares of stunted forest land in Indian Harbour and an­nounced…

Judge OKs Nova Centre case

BRUCE ERSKINE BUSINESS REPORTER  berskine@herald.ca @CH_Br uceErskine A Halifax developer will be able to argue that the province broke its own laws by granting the de­veloper of the $500-million Nova Centre an exemption from muni­cipal planning ru les. “There is a case here to be argued,” Justice Jamie Campbell of Nova Scotia Supreme Court said Tuesday in rejecting a gov­ernment motion to have the courtdismiss an application by BM Halifax Holdings Ltd. , TDB Holdings Ltd. and Robin Hali­fax Holdings Ltd. The three companies, owned by the Thiel family, applied in May for an application declaring that the province broke the Municipal Government Act and the Halifax…

Developments on agenda 

WM Fares proposes mixed-use complexes in downtown Halifax BRUCE ERSKINE BUSINESS REPORTER   berskine@herald.ca @CH_Br uceErskine Halifax’s design review commit­tee will get a first look at two proposed new downtown develop­ments next week. Project planner WM Fares Group will make a preliminary presentation on Aug. 14 of the proposed mixed use development of the Margaretta site, bounded by Clyde Street, Dresden Row and Birmingham Street. The Fares Group will make a preliminary presentation at the same time of another proposed mixed use development at Hollis and South streets. The proposed Margaretta devel­opment is a nine-storey, 163-unit complex with a central courtyard and ground floor commercial…