Highrise On Historic Victoria Hall Property In Halifax Clears Another Hurdle

HALIFAX — Joseph Arab’s plan to build a highrise behind the historic Victoria Hall on Gottingen Street has cleared an important hurdle.

Arab’s proposal passed through council’s Heritage Advisory Committee on March 9. Council agreed to let the developer make substantial modifications to Victoria Hall so he can build an apartment building directly behind the building.

The plan, as it currently stands, would see the back wing of Victoria Hall torn down to make room for a 13-storey apartment building on the property.

The back wing was added long after the hall was built so the Heritage Advisory Committee felt its loss would not have a dramatic impact on the building’s historical character… [Read More]