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Old Posted Jan 21, 2021, 6:45 PM
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Found this link on the zzap website: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COCK...ature=youtu.be
What I also find neat is the plan for the wider area. Looks like in the years to come we will see more of these pedestrian-friendly developments in that locale.
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Old Posted Jan 21, 2021, 7:48 PM
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Another aspect of this area is that actual density is quite low at the larger scale because there's so much empty land. It is funny how this development goes back to the 70's and 80's but it's next to what is maybe 0.5 square km or so of undeveloped land then there's more new construction beyond that.

I searched a bit for future development plans and this came up. Regency Park extension to Washmill:

https://www.halifax.ca/sites/default...esentation.pdf

The worst planning is perhaps the public stuff around Halifax West, the library, Canada Games place, bus terminal, etc. Lots of stuff there but they don't connect well from a pedestrian perspective and there are a lot of vague empty spaces. In principle, some of the spaces could be filled in with new buildings.
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Another aspect of this area is that actual density is quite low at the larger scale because there's so much empty land. It is funny how this development goes back to the 70's and 80's but it's next to what is maybe 0.5 square km or so of undeveloped land then there's more new construction beyond that.

I searched a bit for future development plans and this came up. Regency Park extension to Washmill:

https://www.halifax.ca/sites/default...esentation.pdf

The worst planning is perhaps the public stuff around Halifax West, the library, Canada Games place, bus terminal, etc. Lots of stuff there but they don't connect well from a pedestrian perspective and there are a lot of vague empty spaces. In principle, some of the spaces could be filled in with new buildings.
The area bound by Lacewood/Regency Park/Dunbrack is really service heavy but like you said, really car dependant. Putting it in terms of the peninsula, an equivalent area would stretch from Robie to Hollis, between Sackville and South.

Odd shaped lots, big setbacks on lots and surface parking take up further space and reinforce the feeling of distance between places, on top of the lack of connection between the streets that do exist.

For example: to get from the Greenpark Close buildings to the theatre - which is right across the highway - it's a 7 minute drive over to Lacewood and up Chain Lake Drive. There's a trail through the woods, but unless you're looking to cut corners and scale your way down a rocky hill, it's a 25-minute walk to go 350m.

Speaking of missed connections, the Halifax Mainland Linear Parkway not liking up to the COLT/BLT is one of them. I had no idea the trail existed until noticing it on Google Maps. Connecting these trails would really open up the ability for residents to commute to the peninsula, or just enjoy the trail without having to drive to a trailhead.
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Speaking of missed connections, the Halifax Mainland Linear Parkway not liking up to the COLT/BLT is one of them. I had no idea the trail existed until noticing it on Google Maps. Connecting these trails would really open up the ability for residents to commute to the peninsula, or just enjoy the trail without having to drive to a trailhead.
The lack of a trail or even sidewalk on the Dunbrack Street overpass is the culprit there. Is that one of the overpasses likely to be replaced for a future 102 widening or will the six-lane section stop short of it?
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The lack of a trail or even sidewalk on the Dunbrack Street overpass is the culprit there. Is that one of the overpasses likely to be replaced for a future 102 widening or will the six-lane section stop short of it?
I think this would be a reasonable option, given the alternative is a tunnel or overpass over the 102. There's a greenway under construction along Dunbrack from the COLT to Walter Havill Drive right now. I imagine the plan is to eventually connect it to the existing pathway that ends South of Dunbrack & Washmill.
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Old Posted Apr 15, 2021, 11:06 PM
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I don’t know where else to put this . The Round Tower in Clayton Park has had some activity the last couple of days. Moving trucks have been taking appliances out of the underground parking. I wonder if they are about to start demolition????
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