Will Highrise On Gottingen Street In Halifax Finally Get Approval?
On July 13, Halifax And West Community Council voted to send Arab’s proposed development to a public hearing—the last major step in the city’s development process.
The project would see the (historically insignificant) back wing of Victoria Hall torn down to make room for a highrise on the property.
The development has been in the works for several years, with councillors consistently expressing reservations about plunking such a large tower so close to a heritage building.
However, council has been reluctant to quash the project entirely, largely because Arab has promised to spend $3-million on badly needed renovations to Victoria Hall itself.
The result has been a several years of revisions that have whittled the tower down to a size and scale council can live with…. [Read More]