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Four towers planned for former St. Pat’s site in Halifax

HRM spokesperson says no development application has been filed

HALIFAX, N.S. — It’s a mighty vision for what’s now an open field of grass in downtown Halifax.

Lydon Lynch Architects, on behalf of property owners Banc Investments Ltd., recently posted several images and a video of what they have in mind for the 1.33-hectare property site that used to be home to St. Patrick’s High School on Quinpool Road. It involves four towers of residential, commercial and retail space.

They’re calling it St. Pats Crossing.

“Four dynamic flowing towers surround a courtyard on a major block in downtown Halifax, mediating between an active commercial frontage and adjacent residential areas,” was posted on the Lydon Lynch Architects website.

“This development creates a strong, recognizable, and cohesive design signature across the four buildings, each of which exhibits its own distinct variation reflecting its program and proximity. The undulating shape of the western towers transform throughout the day in response to lighting conditions, creating various wave forms evocative of its oceanic-centred city site.”

The page states there will be four towers: Two will be 29 storeys and the others will be nine and 11. Under the Centre Plan, most of the site is zoned CEN-2, which allows highrises with maximum heights of 90 metres, which is about 28 to 30 storeys….[Continue Reading]