Proposed Common Parking Garage part 2

I wanted to get this blog out showing the new provincial proposal for a parking garage far earlier than this, but my website crashed when running some updates and it took a couple hours to fix it, sorry about that.  I did write about the proposal in my newsletter yesterday.  I said: The Province has proposed a significantly different design to address the parking garage on Summer Street. You can read about that here in the Herald. It is a less read more


open letter to employees of the Halifax Regional Municipality

Dear colleagues, A heartfelt open letter to employees of the Halifax Regional Municipality: These are stressful times. We know staff are working harder than ever at keeping Halifax running. You are keeping our residents informed, served and safe. We value you and your efforts and we are conscious of the impact on you and your families. COVID-19 has changed the way we interact, changed our economy and is changing the way our municipality functions. It will take time to figure read more


Grafton Park (old library site) Update

Grafton Park is on the verge of being registered and protected as a Heritage site.  The heritage public hearing on the registration is Tuesday, February 11 at 1:00 P.M at City Hall. (report here) While keeping an open mind, I think this heritage registration is important. I also don’t want to mislead anyone… without substantial renovation and alteration the current library is hard for anyone else to use, and the mass graves under the site makes it very hard to read more


Guest Blog: Using 3D Models as a Tool for Public Engagement – Commons Parkade

Marcel Tarnogorski is a recent Masters of Architecture grad from Dal who approached me and offered to make a correct rendering with the actual scale of the proposed Commons garage.  His bio reads that he ‘loves to make parametric design tools that integrate urban, architectural, and financial facets of a project’.  Marcel has released these images for attributed use under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International license. Halifax is wonderful, Halifax is growing, and Haligonians want to have constructive discussions about read more


Update – letter from the Premier, and my response

The Premier wrote me back, you can read it here: 20200128 Premier NS to Mason, Waye So I wrote him back, letter here, text below: 20200126 premier garage second letter (final) January 28, 2020 The Honourable Stephen McNeil Premier, Province of Nova Scotia P.O. Box 726, Halifax, NS B3J 1X5 Dear Premier McNeil: RE: RESPONSE TO PLANNED HOSPITAL RENEWAL QE2 SITES HALIFAX Premier, thank you for your letter dated January 28, 2020. I am pleased to let you know that read more