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Old Posted Jun 23, 2016, 1:43 AM
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[Halifax] Midtown North | ^88 m | ^27 fl | Proposed

Westwood held an open house tonight for their proposed Midtown North development at the corner of Robie and Almon. - feedback site is available at http://wspengage.com/midtown-north
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Old Posted Jun 23, 2016, 12:43 PM
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That is a pretty ambitious project. Not sure if I like it or not.
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I'll want to see more street-level renderings, but it's a lot better than what's there now.
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I' glad that the four buildings north of St. Albans would remain.
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Overall I like it. The tower designs, if they end up anything like the concept, will be interesting and relatively unique to the area.

There's nothing there of any real historical or architectural significance, so no losses. It would bring a lot more people and modern, functional commercial space to the area. Seems like a big net improvement if it happens.
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Old Posted Jun 23, 2016, 4:08 PM
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Wow. Perfect for the area, especially the corner Robie and Allan!

Build it!
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I'm curious about the materials that will be used on the exterior. Looks good though!
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Old Posted Jun 28, 2016, 7:59 PM
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"Sailor Hairy's Beard Oil" lol
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The "Gladstone Stairs" look fun (and not like the Killer (TM) type). I hope they don't get value-engineered out.
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Old Posted Jun 28, 2016, 8:31 PM
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The "Gladstone Stairs" look fun (and not like the Killer (TM) type). I hope they don't get value-engineered out.
No doubt that the Cycling Coalition will claim they are not friendly to bicycles and demand they be replaced by an overhead ramp at millions of dollars in cost.
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No doubt that the Cycling Coalition will claim they are not friendly to bicycles and demand they be replaced by an overhead ramp at millions of dollars in cost.
Easy fix:

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Old Posted Jun 29, 2016, 1:19 PM
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Easy fix:

I'd love to see the "fail videos" recorded when people on bikes try to ride down that. I'm wincing as I type.
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Has anyone heard anything regarding this development lately?
It never made it into the queue before the Centre Plan comes into affect from what I understand.
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I'd love to see the "fail videos" recorded when people on bikes try to ride down that. I'm wincing as I type.
Just in case that wasn't a joke... you're not supposed to ride down it. It just makes it easier to walk your bike up or down the stairs.

And yeah, I think this development is wrapped up in Centre Plan. Westwood has pretty vocal a little while back about the Centre Plan height map on this site.
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So replace all those nice building renderings with a bunch of these:

https://www.google.ca/maps/@44.65590...7i13312!8i6656
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So replace all those nice building renderings with a bunch of these:

https://www.google.ca/maps/@44.65590...7i13312!8i6656
No. The Midtown North area is part of the Young Street Centre, so heights can go much higher. Most of the Midtown North block is in the 11-15 storeys category in the most recent draft.
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Just in case that wasn't a joke... you're not supposed to ride down it. It just makes it easier to walk your bike up or down the stairs.

And yeah, I think this development is wrapped up in Centre Plan. Westwood has pretty vocal a little while back about the Centre Plan height map on this site.
These are common in Ottawa, along the Rideau Canal, and I'd wager that the majority of people try riding down them for fun, LOL.
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What is the current status of this project? It's been nearly a year since the last post on this tread.
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What is the current status of this project? It's been nearly a year since the last post on this tread.
Guessing it is bogged down in the unapproved Centre Plan. HRM knows how to mess up proposed development like few other places do.
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