The Government of Nova Scotia announced that demolition and remediation work as part of the Cogswell District project in downtown Halifax is underway and will help support more than 3,400 residential housing units.

“We all know that increasing the housing supply in the city needs to be a top priority and infrastructure development is fundamental for this work,” said Community Services Minister Brendan Maguire, MLA for Halifax Atlantic. “This investment addresses critical infrastructure needs and lays the groundwork for future residential expansion in the downtown core.”

The work announced June 11, entails the removal of a bridge and two retaining walls, coupled with remediation to address contaminated soil to allow extension of services and street infrastructure. It is part of the Halifax Regional Municipality’s (HRM’s) broader redevelopment of the Cogswell District.

“The Cogswell District is the largest, most ambitious city-building project in the history of this municipality, reconnecting downtown with the north end and the waterfront, and it will add much needed housing. Thank you to the Nova Scotia Government for today’s $2.5-million contribution that will enhance and support the growth of our city,” said Mike Savage, Mayor, Halifax Regional Municipality.

The total investment in the work is $5 million, with the Province and the HRM each investing $2.5 million.

The provincial funding is part of the Municipal Capital Growth Program, a one-time $102-million investment in projects across the province, the largest provincial investment in municipal infrastructure in decades.

Featured image: (Halifax Regional Municipality)

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