Redevelopment of 136-year-old Halifax heritage building gets green light

Development will include apartment complex with affordable units

The Halifax and West Community Council has approved a redevelopment project for the Victoria Hall property on Gottingen Street.

A public hearing was held Tuesday night. The 136-year-old heritage building will be restored and a 13-storey apartment complex will be constructed behind it.

Chris Crawford of Fathom Studio, a Dartmouth-based architecture firm, spoke on behalf of the developer. Crawford said even though Halifax cannot legally require affordable rental units, the owner has committed to providing seven such units for 15 years… [Read More]