Projects - HRM Committee

• Protecting the Barrington Street Heritage Conservation District
• Moving the Former Offices of Charles Morris, Chief Surveyor
• Saving the Morris Building - Fundraising

Posted iconApril 25, 2011 icon

Written submissions received by noon on Friday, May 6 can be circulated to Councillors to be read before a decision is made.

Protecting the Barrington Street Heritage Conservation District

 

Case 01172 : Proposal to demolish and replace the Roy Building

An application has been made to demolish the Roy Building on Barrington Street and to replace it by a 16-storey office building. This document will test that application against the policies in the Regional Municipal Planning Strategy (RMPS1) and subsidiary Strategies.pdfdownload PDF Re: HTNS response to Proposal to demolish and replace the Roy Building (Case 01172)

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Barrington St. Heritage Conservation
District without High Rise
(click on image to see before/after)

This is the east side of the central two blocks of the new Barrington Street Heritage Conservation District. The low scale, of three to six storeys, is the unifying characteristic of the District, which has a 72-foot height limit.

Click on the image to see the elevations of the tower that a developer has applied to build that would involve the complete demolition of the Roy Building. The proposed towers of 14 and 16 storeys (182 and 226 feet high) would completely negate the low scale of the fledgling historic District and would create a canyon on Sackville Street. Heritage conservation districts increase business activity and improve property values. However, heritage conservation districts only work well when the rules are applied firmly. A relevant policy says new buildings should reinforce the proportions of adjacent buildings.

Public hearings will be held by Regional Council on Tuesday, May 10 at 6 p.m. in the Council Chambers, 1841 Argyle Street, Halifax. Written submissions may be forwarded to the Mayor and Council by e-mail to clerks@halifax.ca, or by mail to P.O. Box 1749, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 3A5, or by fax to 490 4208. Written submissions received by noon on Friday, May 6, can be circulated to Councillors to be read before a decision is made. Submissions received before 3 p.m. on May 10 will be placed on Councillors’ desks.

Case 01231: Proposal to construct a tower above the Zellers Building, 1595 Barrington Street

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Barrington St. Heritage Conservation
District with high rise at location
of Zellers Building (click on image)

An application has been made to place an 11-storey apartment building on top of the three-storey Zellers Building (Discovery Centre) on Barrington Street. The developer has also requested an option to construct an office tower instead. This document will test the application against the policies in the Regional Municipal Planning Strategy (RMPS1) and subsidiary Strategies. The present analysis is not intended to be complete. pdfdownload PDF of Case 01231 and the Policies in the Municipal Planning Strategy


pdfdownload PDF of Keeping the Barrington Heritage District Alive

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Barrington St. Heritage Conservation
District - view from Sackville Street

(click on image to see full-size)

 

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