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Old Posted Apr 3, 2009, 5:55 PM
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[Halifax] The Boss Plaza | ? m | 8-8-6 fl | U/C

Residential: 100 multi-family units (condominiums) within a 4 to 6 storey building; 7 semi-detached dwellings (14 units);

Commercial: 4-storey, 40,000 sq. ft. commercial building with retail on ground floor, offices on remaining 3 floors; 2-storey, 24,000 sq.ft. commercial building with retail on ground floor, offices on 2nd floor; 10,000 sq.ft. of ground floor retail within residential building; Total of 74,000 sq.ft. commercial (approx.);

Parking: 330 underground spaces, 76 surface spaces; Total parking - 406 spaces (approx.);

Parkland: 26,500 sq.ft (0.61 acres) off Coronation Avenue extension;

Streets: Cul-de-sac extension of Coronation Avenue into site.


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Building(s) Name: Halifax West High School Redevelopment
Height: ?m
Floors: 6 - 4 - 2 & single unit dwellings
Use: Mixed-use
Case Number: 01254
Status: Proposed
Year: N/A
Location: 3620 Dutch Village Road, Halifax, NS
Developer: United Gulf Limited
Architect(s): ?

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Old Posted Apr 3, 2009, 6:15 PM
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It's about time something happens with that site!
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Old Posted Apr 3, 2009, 6:32 PM
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It'd be nice to see something go in here, but I'd be more excited to see some of their many other projects go ahead first.
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Old Posted Apr 17, 2009, 7:11 PM
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Case 01254 Details

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Proposal - Information Sheet

Residential: 100 multi-family units (condominiums) within a 4 to 6 storey building; 7 semi-detached dwellings (14 units);

Commercial: 4-storey, 40,000 sq. ft. commercial building with retail on ground floor, offices on remaining 3 floors; 2-storey, 24,000 sq.ft. commercial building with retail on ground floor, offices on 2nd floor; 10,000 sq.ft. of ground floor retail within residential building; Total of 74,000 sq.ft. commercial (approx.);

Parking: 330 underground spaces, 76 surface spaces; Total parking - 406 spaces (approx.);

Parkland: 26,500 sq.ft (0.61 acres) off Coronation Avenue extension;

Streets: Cul-de-sac extension of Coronation Avenue into site.

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Elevations - Residential Buildings
Elevations - Commercial Buildings
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Old Posted Apr 18, 2009, 1:31 AM
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It's a good density for the site. I like the look of the residential building. Don't know how I feel about the commercial one however. It looks like something from the 50s.
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It's a good density for the site. I like the look of the residential building. Don't know how I feel about the commercial one however. It looks like something from the 50s.
I was thinking the commercial part looked a little bland too, to save money they should have left the school there, similar lines as far as I see.
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Old Posted Apr 18, 2009, 4:31 AM
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Looks okay, too much wasted space IMO.

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I was thinking the commercial part looked a little bland too, to save money they should have left the school there, similar lines as far as I see.
It was demolished due to sick building syndrome, I doubt it would have been salvageable at all.
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Looks okay, too much wasted space IMO.



It was demolished due to sick building syndrome, I doubt it would have been salvageable at all.
Agree

Great density, but the project eats a lot of land. I wouldn't be targeting commercial office if i was the developer. I rather see something else like townhouses or more residential.
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Old Posted Apr 18, 2009, 10:29 PM
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It was demolished due to sick building syndrome, I doubt it would have been salvageable at all.
I was actually just making a joke that whats proposed doesn't look much different than what was there.
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The public information meeting for this is tonight.

Hopefully someone can make it.
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I like the wall effect of this development... the empty lot that is currently there breaks the little coherence that exists in the area.
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That was my old high school. It was also my sister's high school, my mother's high school, my father's high school, and high school to at least 5 uncles, 3 aunts and 2 cousins.

Whatever it is, it had better be good.
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Old Posted May 2, 2009, 6:30 AM
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I went to QEH, so I'm of a similar opinion. Put in a landmark... how much hospital do we need.
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...how much hospital do we need.
A rather curious statement, given our aging population and lack of beds.
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Old Posted May 3, 2009, 6:53 PM
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A rather curious statement, given our aging population and lack of beds.
I understand the demographics... I just don't understand the infrastructure...

We aren't very proactive in terms of healthcare infrastructure compared to other cities. Our aging population doesn't just need beds, they need hospital programs (diet, exercise, existing condition rehab) that make sure they don't have to visit the hospital as much as the aging population does currently.

I just question how well money is being spent, especially because doctors are in alot of admin positions. I think major process improvements could be made that would make our city more proactive and less reactive when it comes to the health of its population, regardless of the large age cohorts moving through.
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Our aging population doesn't just need beds, they need hospital programs (diet, exercise, existing condition rehab) that make sure they don't have to visit the hospital as much as the aging population does currently.
And where should these programs be housed if not at hospitals?
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Well I would guess gyms and public recreational centres and implement better non-physical infrastructure in terms of addressing health issues. The hospital is where you go when you are injured or unhealthy in some way, but unhealthyness out there is generally due to poor lifestyle.

This is a major problem in Canada and the US, we are seriously fat and sick nations for how developed and prosperous we are.
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Old Posted Sep 30, 2010, 6:04 PM
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Did anybody who was talking to UG last night get to ask about this project?
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I went to the old Halifax West; I can tell you it was a really sick building. There were times that the radiators would just spit fire (on the main floor), which was wild. At least 5 teachers left while I was there from illness and I never could breath right (since I had asthma).

I have a piece of the building in my condo (a small piece of brick). I have to say I don't miss the building; it was way too cramped.

Then there was the head of the french department who was found guilty of molesting a child and gave my mother and I the creeps - guess that explains why I failed grade 10 french, but that's another story.

As far as the density goes; I don't have a site area - but I think it would be up over the 20 units/ha mark, roughly.
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No information updates on the HRM website yet but here is a short blurb on the revised proposal for the site;

United Gulf Revises Plan for Halifax West High School Site
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