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Old Posted May 15, 2015, 11:19 PM
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I preferred the first design, this one just looks bizarre.
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Old Posted May 16, 2015, 12:50 AM
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Looks cheaper
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Old Posted May 16, 2015, 2:36 AM
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It is certainly different than the previous design but I like the new design.
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Old Posted May 16, 2015, 3:34 AM
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This should be great to watch.
Put a ring in the Sportsplex, sell popcorn and let her rip.
Any bets it won't reach community council until after the federal election ?
The planner in charge of this new application is not the planner who handled the previous application.
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Old Posted May 16, 2015, 6:07 PM
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It is certainly different than the previous design but I like the new design.
Agreed, Fenwick. Not sure what's "bizarre" or "cheaper" looking about it. I mostly like it. Reminds me of The Vic.

Still doubt it will get a green light given the neighbourhood opposition and proximity to the "world-class" canoe/kayak facilities of Lake Banook. (quote-marks denoting a touch of sarcasm- I agree the facilities and lake are world-class, but is a red-herring re. this development)
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Old Posted May 16, 2015, 11:52 PM
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If the materials used are similar to The Vic this project has potential to be very attractive.


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Old Posted May 17, 2015, 4:40 PM
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In the 'Description' box of the 'Perspectives' there are 2 notations :

Issued for Development Agreement 09/13/14
Removed two floors 12/19/14
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Old Posted May 17, 2015, 5:29 PM
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In the 'Description' box of the 'Perspectives' there are 2 notations :

Issued for Development Agreement 09/13/14
Removed two floors 12/19/14
That seems to be a standard requirement here. Saw it off, because It's TOO TALL!!!

Criminy!
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Old Posted May 20, 2015, 1:50 AM
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If the materials used are similar to The Vic this project has potential to be very attractive.
And if they aren't, it has the potential to be hideous. Yuck. The form looks fine but seafoam green hasn't been cool since '99.
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Old Posted May 20, 2015, 3:21 AM
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This look like some shit they would build in Vancouver only shorter imo , sorry it's a effiing ugly looking building
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Old Posted May 22, 2015, 11:37 PM
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It might be useful to listen again to the Maritime Morning discussion with McCluskey and Fisher following the initial torpedoing by Glorious McCrusty. Amazed this is still online.

http://pmd.news957.com/podcasts/atla...12012-0830.mp3
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Old Posted Oct 25, 2015, 2:58 PM
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This look like some shit they would build in Vancouver only shorter imo , sorry it's a effiing ugly looking building
I agree...the renders looks hideous. IMO the original concept was WAY nicer, it had much more class and in terms of ascetics, would have been a better fit for the area
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Old Posted Dec 10, 2015, 4:05 AM
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This has been revised again but now it is down to 10 storeys tall - http://www.halifax.ca/planning/appli...4_redacted.pdf (according to the drawings, it was resubmitted on Nov 24, 2015).
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Old Posted Dec 10, 2015, 2:21 PM
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Typical for HRM - propose something 15, get rejected, saw it off and try again.
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Old Posted Dec 10, 2015, 6:21 PM
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Strange that they would be worried about height there. I can't see any negative impacts to the surrounding area on that location.

Regardless, whatever they put there it will be better than what's there now, though I have to say the current drawings aren't exactly awe-inspiring.

https://www.google.ca/maps/@44.67905...7i13312!8i6656
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Old Posted Dec 11, 2015, 4:57 PM
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The developer, Monaco Investments,wanted to build at the Walker funeral home on Prince Albert and was knocked back at UARB when staff were thoroughly embarrassed by evidence presented by experts. I'll lay money that a certain councillor lopped 5 storeys off the proposal.
The triangular block of Pleasant, Southdale and Prince Arthur should have been acquired by HRM and altered to provide one entrance/exit to/from Pleasant with the larger eastern section added to the Sobeys plaza lot where denser development is much more suitable. Closure of Prince Arthur would be the sensible option.
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Old Posted Jan 9, 2016, 6:33 PM
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PIM set for January 21 at Alderney School.
http://www.halifax.ca/planning/Appli...269Details.php

The Banook Area Residents Association is plastering a very wide area with 2 messages : 'Save the fire station' and '10 storeys is too high' and 'Wait until center plan is approved' and 'Increased Traffic leads to costly sidewalks'.
This one will be approved.
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PIM set for January 21 at Alderney School.
http://www.halifax.ca/planning/Appli...269Details.php

The Banook Area Residents Association is plastering a very wide area with 2 messages : 'Save the fire station' and '10 storeys is too high' and 'Wait until center plan is approved' and 'Increased Traffic leads to costly sidewalks'.
This one will be approved.
Has there been any news on this since the meeting?
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Old Posted Mar 1, 2016, 11:56 PM
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Has there been any news on this since the meeting?
No.
The developer is allowed to build a tall hotel but not an apartment/condo of the same height.
I went to the PIM, same arguments as before.
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Old Posted Mar 4, 2016, 2:44 PM
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No.
The developer is allowed to build a tall hotel but not an apartment/condo of the same height.
This confounds me as I believe a nice apartment/condo tower would do more to improve the neighborhood than a hotel ever could.
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