Halifax Condo Dispatches

blog | Posted January 27th 2019

—January 27, 2018

Real estate history was made in the US last week with the reported sale of the most expensive home ever in the country, a $238 million condo unit in a New York City building on Central Park South known as the “Billionaires’ Bunker.”  That record-setting selling price is $58 million more than the $180 million paid last year for what was then the most expensive NYC condo ever sold.

And the sales price was only about $236...

blog | Posted December 3rd 2018

—December 3, 2018
Halifax Councillors last week unanimously approved a development agreement for the construction of a multi-building, mixed-use development at the site of the former Ben’s Bakery building in west-end Halifax. Along with a six-storey senior living facility, the development is expected to include a mix of condominium and freehold townhouses, a nine-storey apartment building and some ground-floor commercial space.   

Councillors approved the development agreement for the site, bounded by Quinpool, Pepperall, Preston and Shirley streets,...

blog | Posted July 31st 2018

—July 31, 2018
The Halifax and West and Community Council on July 31, approved construction of a three-building mixed-use development for west-/north-end Halifax that will reportedly include condo units. The approval was granted after the council held a public hearing on the matter in which no speakers expressed approval, disapproval or asked questions. The development agreement gives Young Developments Inc. permission to build a five-storey commercial building and two mixed-use towers of 18- and 25-storeys on former Department of National Defense lands at the northern...

blog | Posted June 6th 2018

—June 6, 2018
With more than 50 percent of units pre-sold, the developer of Dartmouth’s Harbour Isle mixed-use development is now ready to begin construction of Seapoint, the project’s first condominium tower. Seapoint will join the already completed apartment tower, the Hazelton, as the development’s second residential building.

At 16 storeys, Seapoint will house 104 condo units and feature amenities including a well-equipped gym, catering kitchen...

blog | Posted June 4th 2018

—June 4, 2015
While Dartmouth King’s Wharf developer Fares & Co. is seeking to make extensive changes to the ongoing mixed-use development, plans for further development also include a shift in focus from condominium buildings to apartments. Fares & Co. last week submitted to the Halifax Municipality a revised development plan that calls for a grocery store, townhouses, two parks, an amended road plan, public access to the waterfront, and increased building heights. While the requested development agreement revisions do not specifically address condominium...

blog | Posted April 18th 2018

—April 18, 2018
The Halifax and West and Community Council is moving forward with the municipality’s consideration of a large, three-building mixed-use development for west-/north-end Halifax that will include condo units. The Council on Tuesday unanimously approved holding a future public hearing on a proposal by Young Developments Inc. to build a five-storey commercial building and two mix-use towers of 18- and 25-storeys on the northern corner of Windsor Street, Bayers Road and Young Street.

The proposed project was first brought before regional council...

blog | Posted March 19th 2018

—March 19, 2018
Most condo seekers in the Halifax area might balk at the $3.5 million list price of the most expensive condo unit currently offered for sale in the region; however, that paltry $3.5 million price represents pocket change compared to the $180 million someone put down last week to buy what will be the most expensive condo ever sold in New York City.

Now, if you happen to be sitting on a few million dollars or so worth of pocket change, and had been contemplating the purchase of the Halifax area’s most expensive condo, let’s check out...

blog | Posted December 13th 2017

—December 13, 2017
If you happen to suffer from hirsutism, or are otherwise just generally hirsute, Dartmouth’s King’s Row multi-use development now has another reason for you to consider making the move into one of its condo or rental units. That’s because the Lucky Cat Barbershop celebrated its grand opening this week at its location on the ground floor of the King’s Wharf Killick building. The new barbershop joins the Just Us Cafe, Le Marche, Il Trullo, Sidecar Goods, The Watch That...

blog | Posted December 7th 2017

—December 7, 2017
Condo buyers who pre paid for units in a downtown Halifax condo building that is nearing completion were recently advised that the building is no longer going to house condo units. The 30 or so potential buyers received a refund cheque in the mail along with a notice from the developer’s attorneys stating: “We regret to inform you the Dillon Suites will no longer be registered as a condominium development.”  

Units in the eight-storey mixed-use building on the corner of Sackville and Market Streets had originally been...

blog | Posted November 10th 2017

—November 10, 2017
Halifax Municipal planning staff have expressed support for a proposed nine-storey condo building along Lake Banook on Dartmouth’s Prince Albert Road. If approved by Halifax Regional Council, the building, at almost twice the size of the nearby five-storey Banook Shores condo building, would become the tallest in the area.

The staff report played down the size by noting that its architectural design was based in part on minimizing its bulk, and suggested that it could successfully meld into the nearby single-family housing neighborhood on...

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