The following update is posted on the halifax.ca website regarding the Bay three-storey expansion: (source: http://www.halifax.ca/planning/Case17397Details.html
): No further action has taken place on the application since the February 2012 public information meeting. The application has therefore been closed.
However, it is mentioned that "Work to convert the existing building floor space is already underway.
In an old Chronicle Herald story (one year ago), there is mention that part of the 800 parking spot garage is being converted for use by tenants - http://thechronicleherald.ca/busines...r-bay-building
. It sounds like the parking garage is being converted to office space(?)
The renovated Bay is rumoured to be the location of the consolidated CBC TV/Radio. Also, 70,000 square feet will be leased by Admiral Insurance company, which has plans to expand from 400 to 800 employees (quite a large company).
Now that the Nova Centre is planned to start in the near future, maybe Joe Ramia has too much on his plate to continue with the Bay expansion proposal (which isn't a big loss).