Originally Posted by sdm
True enough, but any substainal improvement to the building requires the building to be brought to todays codes. Herein lies the issue as it would be extremely costly without the increase development footprint.
In the end, even with delays, it could be uneconomical.
So what is the solution? Tear it down? The developers are trying to do something positive for the HRM by refurbishing an eyesore and bring it up to code by adding an additional stairway. Do you think that after spending millions for this building that it would be fair to force the developers into bankruptcy by having this process drag out for years. The HRM councillors should be treating developers like customers who should be appreciated and pampered, not harassed.
Is this democracy? The residents were overwhelmingly in favour of this project. Once again the South End anti-development forces strike.
PS: The developers could simply fix this up without doing anything additional, such as add a second stairway, since this was approved decades ago as it is.