Harris East is soon to be the newest condo development coming to the North End. Bringing more places to live in this great neighbourhood.
Artist’s Rendering of Harris East, a new condo development for the growing Agricola St. area of Halifax.
Atlantic Developments will build “Harris East”, 56 condo units on the corner of Harris and Maynard Streets. The condos will be directed toward first time buyers between 25-40 and be made up of mainly bachelor and one bedroom condos with a few two bedroom spaces on the top floor with higher ceilings. The building will include underground parking and a rooftop common space and balconies on most units. Atlantic Developments has experience in the neighbourhood, having built and sold “Theatre Lofts” on Gottingen in recent years.
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There are a number of new and exciting downtown condo buildings popping up on the market here in Halifax. Interestingly many of these condos or mixed use buildings are projected to near completion around the same time. Here is the quick rundown of what’s happening in condo news downtown:
Southport Condos Artists Rendering.
This new development is proposed by Toronto developer Urban Capital as the South End’s first loft-style condos. Located between the Atlantic Superstore and Tim Hortons at the southern end of Barrington street. The condos are expected to be directed toward condo buyers with prices starting in the low $200,000.00’s.
Artists Rendering of The Roy.
The existing Roy Building at 1650 Barrington street is slated to be razed to the ground beginning sometime in the coming months. The building will be Barrington’s first luxury condo high-rise featuring 24/7 concierge services, year round pool facilities, rooftop cabanas, fitness centre and ultra high-end finishes not to mention unobstructed views of Citadel Hill and Halifax Harbour. These condos are expected to start in the $500,000.00 range and up from there. The Roy will be a 22 story mixed use building with retail and commercial space as well as condos. The Roy condominium complex is one of a few developments in the downtown that will be allowed the height of 22 stories as Halifax By Design no longer allows buildings of this height. The developer, Starfish Properties, who own many buildings along Barrington street, has already begun to help with the revitalization of downtown with their reconstruction of the old Sam The Record Man building.
It is interesting to note that these new developments are expected to be complete around 2015 when the Nova Centre is expected to be completed. It will be a long couple of years for traffic, but Halifax will feel like a whole new city when it is all complete!
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The spring is starting and new construction condos are blossoming over at Westwood Developments. It has just received approval from the city to construct “The Drum” their 6 storey, 44 unit building on the edge of the Commons and Citadel Hill. The building is to be wedge shaped to accommodate the unique piece of land, which is surrounded on each side by street. Westwood developer, Danny Chedrawe says construction should commence this year. As with condo developments in and around downtown Halifax, there is lots of interest in this building.
The Drum Condos on Rainie Dr. Halifax, Artist Rendering.
Westwood Developments Artist Rendering of 5504 Spring Garden Road.
Westwood is also looking at re-developing their recent purchase on the corner of 5504 Spring Garden Road at Birmingham. The old Winsby’s building will come down and be replaced with a 7 story loft style condo building with retail on the ground floor and 20 condos above. This development has run into a hiccup as the main tenant Winsby’s shoes intends to see out the end of their lease, which runs for approximately 5 more years. The condos are projected to range from $300,000.00 to $700,000.00 though those numbers will likely change if the building doesn’t get off the ground until 5 years from now.
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Developer Navid Saberi of United Gulf Limited is planning to begin construction of ‘Moirs Place’ condominium next year on the corner of the Bedford Highway and Moirs Mill Road. The building is planned to be eight stories with office space in part of the building and 60 condo units priced somewhere between $300,000.00 and $650,000.00 per condo.
The developer of the popular ‘Spice’ Condos is breaking ground on his new condo development ‘Q Lofts’. The development will be situated on a half acre block on the cusp of the hip Central Halifax/North End area at Roberts and James streets. These two level, open concept condos will introduce Halifax to a more modern approach to condo living with soaring 16 foot ceilings, large windows and balconies off most units. Peter Polly described the interiors of ‘Q Lofts’ to All Nova Scotia “Designer kitchens and bathrooms, quartz and marble countertops, high-end stainless steel Energy Star appliances, imported Italian stainless steel stairs and glass railings…” and this is just the standard finishes. They are also planning to achieve the LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) designation through pouring thick concrete and using better insulation than commonly found in buildings. The building itself will also be excellently appointed with amenities such as a two rooftop patios, common rooms, a gym and underground parking for all 72 condos.
‘Q Lofts’ is definitely a condo development to watch in the coming year. Contact us for more information or to be put on our list for updates about this building as it progresses.