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Old Posted Jun 29, 2019, 4:06 PM
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A building permit was issued this month for this site!

5415 Cogswell Street - 198 units - $57 million


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This won't single-handedly tie together downtown and the North End but it's probably the most important single building lot for doing that right now. Eventually the Staples will need to be redeveloped too for there to be a nice path between Brunswick and Gottingen, or Gottingen down Cogswell to Barrington once the interchange is redeveloped.

I often wonder how many visitors to Halifax think Cogswell is the edge of the inner city, and that there's not much to see on foot past that point. Halifax has a lot of great stuff that's somewhat hidden (Schmidtville or Falkland, Brunswick, the Jubilee area, or even areas like Dalhousie). I bet a lot of historic architecture or urbanism enthusiasts wander around downtown, think they've seen it all, and are missing about 60% of it.
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This will be a nice visible addition to the skyline.
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This will be a nice visible addition to the skyline.
It reminds me of a hybrid Roy/Alexander.
Like always, it would be great if it were a bit taller.
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I do like those exposed pillars at the bottom corner. Will lesson the massing at the street level.
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AllNS reports that the parking lot at the corner of Cogswell and Brunswick (former Trinity Church, below the Gottingen Staples) closes February 1st so excavation can start for 21-storeys residential + shorter hotel.
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Couple of excavators on site this morning. One was scraping the gravel off and loading it into dump trucks, and the second had begun digging a hole in the north-east corner. This ones seems to have officially begun!
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I've added this to my regular walking route.


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That looks like it would make that side of Brunswick St into a new wind tunnel. There is nothing on the facade to really break up the wind for its entire 21 storeys.
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That looks like it would make that side of Brunswick St into a new wind tunnel. There is nothing on the facade to really break up the wind for its entire 21 storeys.
It seems like this one was an older grandfathered development agreement, in before HRM by Design? Did it need a wind study?

Whether or not a wind tunnel happens depends on a bunch of factors, like the orientation of the building/street.
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That looks like it would make that side of Brunswick St into a new wind tunnel. There is nothing on the facade to really break up the wind for its entire 21 storeys.
I was much more impressed by the other angle of this one. Looks incredibly bland from this side. Why the sun rooms instead of balconies on the north side for some floors? Seems very odd.

It also looks like the majority of the building overhangs after the first ~2 floors, maybe there will be enough space to walk under to avoid the wind tunnel?
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It seems like this one was an older grandfathered development agreement, in before HRM by Design? Did it need a wind study?

Whether or not a wind tunnel happens depends on a bunch of factors, like the orientation of the building/street.
If a wind study was required it would have been at the very basic level.
Having lived in a highrise across the street from this I can attest to it being a very windy area. This might change with the redevelopment of Cogswell but right now this site is directly open to lots of northern winds.
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This has to be one of the worst projects out there right now. It's really terrible. And unfortunately, this is the same developer HRM just closed on St. Pats A with.
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This has to be one of the worst projects out there right now. It's really terrible. And unfortunately, this is the same developer HRM just closed on St. Pats A with.
The old school site on Brunswick Street that's sat idle for something like 15-20 years? Presumably the development of that site would be subject to the Centre Plan and this type of massing would not be allowed. Not sure exactly what design requirements or review the Centre Plan includes.
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^It's designated HR-1 under the Centre Plan which is high order residential. Personally I always thought it would of made a nice spot for the new HRP headquarters.
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^It's designated HR-1 under the Centre Plan which is high order residential. Personally I always thought it would of made a nice spot for the new HRP headquarters.
The police HQ project might have to wait a little while...

It might also not be a good idea to put a building like that near so many residents for a number of reasons.
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