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Halifax moves ahead with 2 projects to bring in more affordable housing

Cogswell housing strategy, sale of surplus HRM land get green light from city council

Halifax council is taking steps to bring more affordable housing to the city through the new Cogswell District and the sale of some municipal land.

On Tuesday, city councillors directed staff to start developing land-use policies and bylaws for the Cogswell area and surrounding lands, as well as a strategy for long-term affordable housing on the 6.5-hectare site.

“It is exciting, this has been a long time in coming,” said Coun. Patty Cuttell.

New roads, bike lanes and park space are under construction now to create a neighbourhood that bridges downtown and the city’s north end, replacing the former maze of traffic ramps. …[Continue Reading]