Halifax Condo Dispatches

blog | Posted January 12th 2017

—January 12, 2017
Construction may soon begin on Halifax’s newest condominium development, Stanley Street Homes, but competition for the condos could get tight with only eight units planned for the north-end Hydrostone neighbourhood development. And these eight units will be phased in with each two-unit duplex-style building on one of four 33’x100’ lots undergoing construction sequentially,  another factor that could increase the sales competition.

Developer Kerry Lynch recently received the go-ahead for the project from the Halifax and...

blog | Posted December 1st 2016

—December 1, 2016
South-End Halifax’s Wellington Street has been tapped as the location for another potential condominium building, though the developer could face local community opposition, given the extensive opposition that long stalled the last condo project to be approved on that street—Gorsebrook Park Condos. Any pending opposition is unclear, but so is the developer’s decision on whether to market units in the proposed building as condos or apartment rentals. However, Banc Investments Ltd. owner Alex Halef, developer of the proposed building,...

blog | Posted November 29th 2016

—November 29, 2016
Noted Halifax-area developer Francis Fares this week launched the next phase of Dartmouth’s King’s Wharf with the announced groundbreaking of the multi-use development’s centrepiece building, “The Maristella.” Originally tagged with the moniker “Iconic Tower,” fares announced the name change and planned Fall 2017 groundbreaking in a Monday press release. Marketing for the planned 36-storey tower’s 114 condo units will begin later this week, with pricing expected to range from $500,000 to $2 million....

blog | Posted November 16th 2016

—November 16, 2016
Former North-End Halifax Department of National Defence lands at the intersection of Windsor Street, Bayer’s Road and Young Street could become the site of a three-building, mixed-use development that may include condominiums. Halifax and West Community Council on Tuesday unanimously agreed to let the proposed development proceed to the public hearing part of the permitting process.

The proposed project, which is being pushed by local developer Joe Ramia, includes development of a 21-storey tower and 16-storey tower with a combined 335...

blog | Posted October 24th 2016

—October 24, 2016
Construction of Halifax’s newest condo tower is underway as developer Robert Margeson has begun Phase II of Monaghan Square, the $110-million, mixed-use, 17-Storey, twin high-rise in the city’s North End on 6100 Young Street. Workmen at the site have started construction of the underground parking garage and begun installing the footings a the site, where Phase I, the 17-storey residential apartment rental tower is nearing completion and slated for Spring 2017 occupancy.

Pre-sales pricing of the Phase II condo units starts at 199,900 for a...

blog | Posted September 21st 2016

—September 21, 2016
People who’ve been yearning for Toronto-size condo towers on the Halifax skyline are just going to have to put their dreams on hold, as the Halifax Council officially quashed the 10-year-old development agreement that would have allowed the tallest condo buildings in Halifax.

Halifax Council voted 10 to six yesterday to discharge a development agreement held by Navid Saberi to build a pair of 27-storey condo towers on the corner of Hollis and Sackville Streets in downtown Halifax. The developer had been seeking a three-year extension for...

blog | Posted September 8th 2016

—September 8, 2016
Halifax regional councillors this week overruled municipal staff recommendations to limit proposed development of a 29-storey mixed-use building on the Quinpool Road and Robie Street intersection to 20 storeys. While the developer is expected to market the residential component of the "Willow Tree Tower" as apartment rentals, council’s decision could suggest that an adjacent planned tower on Robie Street may also be able to overcome height restrictions and municipal staff objections. Westwood Developments, the developer of the second...

blog | Posted September 5th 2016

—September 6, 2016
One of Halifax’s oldest condominium buildings is on the last legs of a $6.5 million facelift, with replacement of the existing brick facade with new aluminium curtain wall, window replacement and more. Renovations to Coburg Place, on the corner of Coburg Road and Oxford Street, began in 2015 with a rebuild of the three-level underground garage and upgrades to lighting, ventilation and electrical upgrades. The work also includes shoring up the podium to eliminate water egress and give the building a cleaner more modern look.

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blog | Posted July 21st 2016

—July 21, 2016
With more than 490 active condominium listings in the Halifax area, it is critically important for a seller to prepare not just his or her physical condo unit, but also the condo documentation, so that agents and buyers can fully access important information and make note of advantageous elements of the building. Proper preparation will allow all pertinent details about your unit and building to be included in the listing, and be accurately represented by a Realtor. With so many listings lacking detail, and some Realtors lacking detailed knowledge...

blog | Posted June 26th 2016

—June 26, 2016
The Dartmouth waterfront is poised for further revitalization, as King’s Wharf developer Francis Fares announced this week his plans for constructing the development’s signature building—the 33-storey, $120 million, 177 condo unit “Iconic Tower.” Fares plans to begin marketing condo units in the planned building in September, and, based on demand, begin construction next summer.

The news comes on the heels of rumors that Fares plans to sell the complex’s fourth residential building, The Killick, to a real estate...

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