HRM is hosting two public hearings on September 7, 6pm (day after Labour Day) via zoom for Case 20761 and Case 22927. There has been huge public opposition to these proposals. This is a bad process. Don’t let it have a bad outcome. For action you can take see below. Ask others to help!
Case 20761 (red): Carlton Block at Robie, Spring Garden, College, Carlton
Developer Rouvalis wants TWO TOWERS, 28 and 29 storey + penthouses, at Robie and College. Confusingly, Case 20218 (orange) developer Dexel also wants TWO ~30-storey towers in the same block at Robie and Spring Garden, but these 2 developments are being considered separately. Dexel’s towers will be considered at a future public hearing for the 2 towers. If permitted together the FOUR ~30-storey towers will demolish 12-14 buildings, 100++ affordable units; an area equivalent to a 12-storey building. There will be stalls for ~861 cars. Constructing new towers will emit 31,000 tonnes+ of greenhouse gas. Development Options Halifax has modeled a 9-storey in-fill option that could create ~ 550 units and keep all but one building.
Case 22927 (orange): Willow Tree Block on Robie near Quinpool
A second public hearing on Sept 7th is for 23-storey Chedrawe development on Robie between the 25-storey Armoyan / Shannex and 20-storey Welsford. HRM Staff recommended 6-storeys. Council changed the rules.(https://www.halifaxcommon.ca/cancel-the-proposed-wsp-23-storey-high-rise/) In a recent staff report 80% of the public submissions opposed this development. The Willow Tree Group worked for years to have a better process and result.
What you can do:
- Call/Write your Councillor about your concerns. (https://www.halifax.ca/city-hall/districts-councillors) These proposals are not what the public want or the Centre Plan proposed. There is ZERO public benefit in exchange for a lot of harm.
- Print, post or circulate the flyer you can download here: CALL TO ACTION Rouvalis
- Speak at public hearing Register via email@example.com or 902.490.4210 by 4:30 Sept 3rd, 4:30
- Most important! Write your concerns about Case 20761 (Rouvalis), Case 20218 (Dexel) and Case 22927 (Chedrawe) to firstname.lastname@example.org
It’s your city.