LMST: What Might Have Happened vs. What Actually Happened

LMST: What Might Have Happened vs. What Actually Happened

How do Haligonians want their provincial government to approach the task of building a new school in their community?  Should the community be consulted or should they accept whatever template-derived school the province and its contractors decide to build? What does the precedent set with Le Marchant-St. Thomas mean for other communities in Halifax with respect to public consultation and design? Does it matter?   

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Explore Proposed Development

Explore Proposed Development

The Civility Project is a community initiative that will be gathering steam in Spring 2017.

Through articles filed under Proposed Development, you’ll learn about development proposals in and around the city.

If you’re familiar with specific development proposals, the Civility Project very much wants to hear from you. A key benefit the Civility Project hopes to provide is to give the public a comprehensive, current record of how what’s being proposed and allow them to consider each proposal from the perspective of creating a high-quality, human-scaled, pedestrian oriented environment in which to live. 

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Public Deserves Seat at the Table in Le Marchant Site Design Process

Public Deserves Seat at the Table in Le Marchant Site Design Process

The public has been excluded from participating in the design of LMST . The absence of public collaboration has produced a site plan that is incompatible with the pedestrian-oriented character of the surrounding neighborhood.  What follows are points explaining why it is important to involve community stakeholders.

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Le Marchant Design (2017-01-12 Coast Editorial)

Le Marchant Design (2017-01-12 Coast Editorial)

People often lament the state of urban design in Halifax, and for good reason. The city is home to a string of mistakes stretching back decades. Think Cogswell Interchange, Fenwick Tower, the Maritime Center or, more recently, the new Convention Center which presents pedestrians with a massive blank wall stretching an entire city block along Market Street.  The site plan for the Le Marchant St. Thomas Elementary school in Halifax, Nova Scotia is the latest problems for pedestrians in Halifax.

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