Banc Development, Wellington Street
On July 10th, over the objections of Park to Park and many south-end residents, Halifax Regional Council approved an eight-storey, plus penthouse building (with 101 units) on Wellington Street, North of Peter Green Hall – the property is owned by Alex Halef of Banc Developments. This development does not comply with the HRM Centre Plan.
Park to Park advocated that the height and mass of the proposed development be reduced to comply more specifically with the proposed guidelines of the Centre Plan and to protect the livability of the Wellington Street neighbourhood. No date has been set yet for the start of construction.
The Gorsebrook Park Condos,
Construction for Phase 1 is complete and Phase 2 is underway, expected completion for Phase 2, September 2020. Aside from the usual disruptions that major construction causes with regard to noise , parking and traffic Urban Capital and Marco Constriction have proven themselves to be considerate of the residential nature of the street. The fact they have not worked, evenings, Sundays or Statutory holidays and have been responsive to complaints has been appreciated by the neighbourhood. This hopefully sets a precedent for other developments in residential neighbourhoods.