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Old Posted Feb 25, 2021, 5:49 PM
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Old Posted Mar 2, 2021, 9:21 PM
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I don't know where to post this, so I'll try here... I came across an article about Casino NS in Halifax, looking into moving from their waterfront location... I was wondering on that site, what is the viewplanes restriction? The article is here... https://www.cbc.ca/amp/1.5929550?fbc...IC_LSVbZTniJ2Q
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I don't know where to post this, so I'll try here... I came across an article about Casino NS in Halifax, looking into moving from their waterfront location... I was wondering on that site, what is the viewplanes restriction? The article is here... https://www.cbc.ca/amp/1.5929550?fbc...IC_LSVbZTniJ2Q
The closest one is view plane 2 over the Mariott, but looks like nothing on the casino site.

I am curious to see what others think of the casino. I've never personally been interested in going, and I find it to be a pretty dead and quiet area of the waterfront. But I do know some folks who enjoy going and is the main reason they end up downtown.
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The closest one is view plane 2 over the Mariott, but looks like nothing on the casino site.

I am curious to see what others think of the casino. I've never personally been interested in going, and I find it to be a pretty dead and quiet area of the waterfront. But I do know some folks who enjoy going and is the main reason they end up downtown.
Well, I've never been much of a gambler, but I went a few times years ago for kicks, but only played the slots. I found it boring after awhile, giving my money to a machine for little in return. Won a small amount once or twice, but still not very exciting, so the "casino" part of it is of little interest to me. I don't care much for the card games, roulette, etc., either. I will say, though, that it always seemed to be at least moderately busy.

On the other hand, I've attended many concerts there, even though the venue isn't the greatest, but have seen many good bands there. I would consider that aspect a loss, as Halifax seems to be short on good small/mid-sized venues for concerts that are too big for a bar but too small for the Scotiabank Centre, or even the Cohn.
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On the other hand, I've attended many concerts there, even though the venue isn't the greatest, but have seen many good bands there. I would consider that aspect a loss, as Halifax seems to be short on good small/mid-sized venues for concerts that are too big for a bar but too small for the Scotiabank Centre, or even the Cohn.
That pretty much sums up my take as well. I've never spent a nickel gambling there (I'm far from vice-free but gambling just isn't one of them - it has no appeal for me) but have attended numerous concerts and some other social events there, not to mention sharing a few pints in its bars from time to time. I have no particular attachment nor objection to the location, but I think if there continues to be a case to be made for a casino in Halifax (which seems to be in some doubt) then it must be downtown, if not necessarily on its current site. Putting it anywhere else would almost certainly be a death sentence. I made a similar argument here recently about a stadium and I think exactly the same considerations apply to a casino: its best chance for success is to be as close as possible to other attractions and amenities. And at least in the case of a casino, the space and logistical requirements are far less an impediment - there's no good reason a casino can't be located downtown.

I couldn't agree more with OldDartmouthMark that Halifax really needs a decent mid-sized performance venue. I too have seen a lot of good acts at the casino, only to wish they could have been in a more appropriate place.

I would think the current casino site will be among the prime of the prime after the Cogswell Interchange is gone and the local streets realigned. It will be much more connected to and part of the downtown fabric. In its current incarnation it feels quite isolated.

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It could be a good spot for a new and larger ferry terminal.
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Old Posted Mar 3, 2021, 8:57 PM
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It could be a good spot for a new and larger ferry terminal.
I'd hate for Cogswell to get delayed by sending things "back to the drawing board" but it could be a win to create a multi-modal waterfront transit terminal that replaces the existing Scotia Square terminal. The plan to add more ferry routes in the future makes this plan more important.

It seems out of the way today but it won't necessarily be when the Cogswell development happens.

(And yet more reason why the height limits around Cogswell are too low. It might be perfectly reasonable to want to build 30-40 storey residential or mixed use towers next to a transit hub.)
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The Casino always seemed dull and dreary to me, typical of what happens when govts construct buildings that are used for "retail" sorts of purposes. Plus the location is about as bad as one could find while still technically being downtown, isolated and with zero foot traffic or nearby attractions. Certainly the interior shows none of the supposed glamor that one sees in other casino operations. The upstairs venue is a decent room but is really just a hotel-style ballroom, with the advantage of no hotel rooms above that could be disturbed by loud music.

I read a suggestion that the casino could be relocated to part of the Nova Centre, which is a better location. If there are long-term trends that indicate large conventions are unlikely to ever return, perhaps that might make some sense. Alternatively, if the old WTC main-level space fails in its new use, perhaps that would be a good spot as well.
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2 affordable housing developments to be built on Maitland Street between Portland Pl and Cornwallis in the North End:

https://www.thechronicleherald.ca/ne...alifax-559772/
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2 affordable housing developments to be built on Maitland Street between Portland Pl and Cornwallis in the North End:

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This actually looks pretty decent.
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I saw something in today's paper of a design etched into concrete which I thought was amazing. I just don't want another bland, blank wall facing us forever...
The structure teddifax refers to is the new First Baptist Church on Lancaster Drive in Dartmouth. I've watched prefab construction before, but I couldn't believe how fast the concrete panels for this project went up, I believe over just a couple of days. From a bare slab a couple of weeks ago to glass installation today. It's impressive.

The art teddifax mentions is the church's logo and, from architect B.D. Steven's rendering it looks like colour will be added, I presume with tile or some other material.

I drive by there a few times a week, most recently this morning, but I haven't thought to snap a picture. Here's one rendering with a link to another.



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Looking at the planning applications site had a couple interesting finds.

The Design Review Committee posted upcoming cases in their agenda, a couple might be new developments, such as 5651 Ogilvie Street.

The other interesting one was Case 23401 a 12 story project by Olympus Property Management Limited, submitted by Stephen Adams Consulting Services Inc.
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The infamous Atlantic Denture Clinic building on Portland Street, Dartmouth is going to be redeveloped into a 150-unit residential building along with some neighbouring properties. For obvious reasons the developer is planning to demolish the building immediately.

I really hope the $1.5 million goes to the victims family or a memorial in their honour.

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Looking at the planning applications site had a couple interesting finds.

The Design Review Committee posted upcoming cases in their agenda, a couple might be new developments, such as 5651 Ogilvie Street.

The other interesting one was Case 23401 a 12 story project by Olympus Property Management Limited, submitted by Stephen Adams Consulting Services Inc.
I've posted in 247 Pleasant's thread. 5651 Ogilvie Street is Ogilvie Tower so it's likely an addition though given the age of the building a full redevelopment is possible. Case 23401 is a project that has been approved since my early days on this forum (~10 years) so I'll be surprised if it ever gets built. That said Olympus' current project is South Park Lofts and after a major "delay" that one is finally wrapping up work so maybe this one has always been planned to be next.

The four projects in my neighbourhood will be exciting to see. Cogswell & Gottingen (aka 5512 Cogswell or The Butler Building) was just demolished and given the speed of new buildings rising in the area I hope this highly visible lot isn't vacant for long. Robie & Willow and Robie & May are both replacing older housing stock and are on a section of road Halifax is planning to widen soon. 5512 Bilby is in the middle of an area undergoing drastic changes right now. Bilby has 3 active construction sites, 2 recently completed, and 1 approved condo site.
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The infamous Atlantic Denture Clinic building on Portland Street, Dartmouth is going to be redeveloped into a 150-unit residential building along with some neighbouring properties. For obvious reasons the developer is planning to demolish the building immediately.

I really hope the $1.5 million goes to the victims family or a memorial in their honour.

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I agree. The existing structure can't be torn down fast enough for me.
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