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Halifax will soon decide how to create affordable housing in Cogswell District

Redevelopment of downtown area expected to add 2,500 new residents

As the Cogswell District project progresses, Halifax will soon have to decide how it will approach affordable housing in the development.

“There’s a whole bunch of different ways that affordable housing can be considered in Cogswell and some are already underway,” Coun. Waye Mason said in a recent interview.

The Cogswell District project aims to create a new 6.5-hectare neighbourhood where a maze of traffic ramps has stood for decades. It’s designed to connect downtown with the city’s north end and waterfront. The redevelopment will add an estimated 2,500 residents to the area and affordable housing has been discussed as part of that mix since it was approved in 2019. …[Continue Reading]