Development Options Halifax is a group of people in Halifax, Nova Scotia who want more balance between the interest of citizens and the developers. We advocate for using technology to present facts and alternatives to the public and to open an informed and transparent public discussion on development. Citizens have expertise.

Two proposed developments for 30, 16, 26 and 20 storeys at Spring Garden Road, Robie, Carlton and College Streets are our starting place.

 

Our Mission

The Coburg Apartments at the corner of Spring Garden Road and Robie Street in the 1950s or early 60s.

The Coburg Apartments at the corner of Spring Garden Road and Robie Street in the 1950s or early 60s.

Our mission is to promote better urban design that pays attention to the physical, historic cultural and social identities of the city and that make the best choices for our present and a future that must deal with climate change. One way forward is to make better use of available technology including 3-D modelling to ensure the discourse is informed, citizens are engaged and our government listens.

Promenade Robie South

Promenade Robie South

Spring Garden West

Spring Garden West

Who We Are

People concerned with the limited scope of debate on development in Halifax.

  • Citizens concerned with the fate of what’s left of the historic Halifax Common.

  • Neighbours of the proposed development.

  • Heritage advocates.

  • Architecture students attempting to address the limited dialogue on new development through the technology and expertise at their disposal.

  • Below is a volunteer-created 3-D Model of what the proposals will look like together on one city block.