andrew burke





A Better View of Downtown Halifax

Posted on: 2010-11-09

As I write this, Halifax City Council is meeting to discuss their plans for the new Convention Centre in downtown Halifax. There has been a lot of activity on the Convention Centre front in the last week or so since I last wrote about downtown Halifax:

Anyhow, there are plenty of other places to find out the blow-by-blow of this debate. What I want to do here is describe a vision of how downtown Halifax might look in a few years, if everything works out okay. Some of these ideas are based on plans that have actually come forward, others are more pie-in-the-sky - but a vision of an ideal future can help set opinions and make decisions in the present.

I haven't even mentioned what happens to the south end along Spring Garden, with the awesome-looking new library and the upgraded Fenwick complex and a lot of new condo building going on there as well - or the harbourfront with the new developments near King's Landing and the new Market - or Gottigen, managing to strike a balance between hipster galleries and the Sally-Ann.

Just adding my thoughts to the discussion. Let me know what you think.

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