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Old Posted Jun 25, 2008, 1:40 AM
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she really is a piece of work...
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Old Posted Jun 25, 2008, 2:16 AM
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Well this is fully what I expected from Sloane from the beginning. I hope she gets replaced in November.
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Old Posted Jun 25, 2008, 2:25 AM
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What was Sloane's rationale for voting no?
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Old Posted Jun 25, 2008, 5:26 AM
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I was there again tonight. A very down night compared to last week, but glad it was passed. I do have to admit that a few of the naysayers had some really good arguments. I am always very impressed by Fougere. She's very good at dismissing most of the frivolous arguments put forward by the heritage people. So is it Morris and Hollis up next week?
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Old Posted Jun 25, 2008, 5:03 PM
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Thats tonight at 7pm...

EDIT: To answer your question there is nothing on next Tuesday because of Canada Day. The following week (July 8) is King's Wharf and 6955 Bayers Road.
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Old Posted Jun 25, 2008, 11:26 PM
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The CTV 6PM news had a report on this tonight. As usual they spent the majority of the air time with Phil Pacey decrying the effects of the project. They did get Sheila Fougere on who explained very clearly that this does not affect the viewplanes one bit. Then they had Bob Harvey saying basically that he was against it because he would rather have had something more in line with HRM by Design principles. It ended with the usual veiled threat by the HT that they are "considering their options".

At least they didn't bother with Sloane. It would have been nice if the reporter had asked her why she has voted against the last several development proposals for her district, but he didn't strike me as being very clued in on the issue so he likely didn't know that.
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Old Posted Jun 26, 2008, 12:00 PM
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The more I hear about Sheila Fougere, the more I like her.
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Old Posted Jun 26, 2008, 5:22 PM
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She is running as mayor. I think she is a better choice than Kelly.

I like her suggestion to cut council down to 12-15 members, although that could be another "commuter rail line" since it involves the province. Still, it makes sense to try and that is something that the mayor can genuinely push for but HRM council as a whole is unlikely to.
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Old Posted Jun 26, 2008, 6:51 PM
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The council size defenitely needs to be cut down. Keep the three main areas as seperate districts (Bedford, Hfx, and Dartmouth) and merge some other areas. I really don' see why Sackville is divided into two or more districts, its pointless. Sorry to thread jack.

She's defenitely better then Kelly.
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Old Posted Jun 26, 2008, 7:38 PM
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She is better than Kelly thats for sure. At least you know what she is about and what she is thinking. Peter Kelly you have no idea what is thoughts are on anything.

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Because he is too afraid to have an opinion.
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Old Posted Jul 11, 2008, 6:08 PM
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A tiny rendering from the paper today. Also showing the United Gulf towers.

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Old Posted Jul 11, 2008, 6:10 PM
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Here is the full-sized version (I added the Trillium condo project):


Has there been any news about an appeal for this development?
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Old Posted Jul 11, 2008, 6:14 PM
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Sweet! Thanks. No, no news of an appeal. So I think were clear for construction to start soon. At least thats what they said at the hearing.
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Old Posted Jul 11, 2008, 6:19 PM
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Huge post. Although not the tallest, I think Halifax will have one of the best skylines in Canada in a few years.
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Here is the full-sized version (I added the Trillium condo project):


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Nice. Can you add the Salter Street Block development to your pic? Does that development have a name other than SALTER STREET BLOCK, btw? So unsexy
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Old Posted Jul 11, 2008, 8:42 PM
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Oh, I get it..that is a cutaway elevation to the west side of Lwr. Water Street. I was wondering where Bishop's Landing was.. Lol. Still its a great shot.

Someone with more time and industry than I should render a complete Halifax skyline with all these new proposals. I recall someone on here had a nice panoramic photo of Halifax..think it was Halistreaks, but that was nightime..maybe a daytime version with the new developments rendered in..

..anytakers?
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I'd be willing to insert the renderings in their locations on a large pano of our skyline, but I make no guarantees about how polished it would look...I'm simply not that good, lol.

It is a good idea though and gives you a good sense of what the city will look like. For example, here is a future rendering of Toronto, with all of it's proposed, approved and under construction projects. Credit goes to user "Maldive".
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Old Posted Jul 13, 2008, 9:19 PM
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Damn, Toronto is impressive as hell. Makes Halifax seem so small.
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Old Posted Jul 13, 2008, 10:07 PM
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Halifax is a small city and will remain so for the foreseeable future.

That being said, the appeal of the city is definitely not in its highrise buildings, although I think having some more in key locations could be positive since they could introduce more people and activity and some different architecture.

The big strengths of Halifax are its history, its population, and its geographic location. Even the photo above contains buildings like Government House, which perhaps has no equal in Canada in terms of combined quality and age. I am currently living in Vancouver and I miss the diverse mix of finely-scaled buildings that Halifax has.

It's really nice to have a city built on the water and I hope more of the downtown core is brought right down to the waterfront in the coming years. The Halkirk tower will contribute to this by tying in the Bishop's Landing area with the downtown a little more. There's also opportunity to make the area much more active with transportation connections to Bedford and tourist ferry routes to George's Island, etc.
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