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Old Posted Mar 3, 2012, 12:05 AM
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Part of why it's important to have more height in Halifax is that so many potential development sites are totally off the table. If you want to increase density by 30% but only 5% of sites are available for development then those have to be higher density sites.

If the plan for Halifax is conservative midrises along major streets then the impact on densities won't be very substantial from a regional planning perspective. Over the next 10 years the population could easily grow by 50,000. Absorbing 25% of that in the urban core means perhaps 5,000 new housing units. That is about 60 new Trilliums, or 100 large midrise buildings. Putting a four- or six-storey building here or there (after 3 years of wrangling with locals and trips to the UARB) is not even remotely going to cut it.
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