Originally Posted by Hali87
A view plane amendment would set a new precedent though.. I don't think they've been amended before. Some people will probably still fight this just out of principle.
How right you are. From Saturday's Herald:
"Enter Phil Pacey, who speaks for the Heritage Trust of Nova Scotia.
“The developer does not have to encroach on the viewplane,” Pacey said Friday. “He has all sorts of other alternatives. I believe that the development agreement is quite clear that he is not allowed to encroach on the viewplane. He signed that document in full knowledge of the facts and it’s now up to him to live with the agreement that he has signed.”
Metlege doesn’t need a curtain wall on the eastern side of the building, Pacey said. “He can certainly live within the rules. The viewplanes were enacted in 1974. It is now almost 40 years that developers have been complying with those rules and this particular landowner isn’t any different than any other landowner in the city.”
Extending farther into the viewplane is against the law and should not be allowed, Pacey said. “The viewplanes legislation is extremely important to Halifax. It is something that people are very proud of. It is something that we have not allowed exceptions to and it would be ex-!tremely inappropriate to change the bylaw when there’s a very simple solution, which is for this particular landowner to change his plans.”
Now old Phil is an expert on building engineering too. How ridiculous can one person be? All this is blocking from any perspective is a view of a few clouds. What a clownass.