Community	  Engagement	  Session            July	  26,	  2012	  
Why	  are	  we	  doing	  this	  project?
One	  million	  square	  feet	  mixed-­‐used	  development• Financial	  centre               • Entertainment	  ameniKes• L...
Financial	  Centre•   Office	  space	  dedicated	  to	  the	  financial	  industry	  –	  banks,	  hedges	  funds,	      insur...
• Largest	  green	  development	  in	  AtlanKc	  Canada     -­‐	  ObjecKve	  of	  achieving	  Canada	  Green	  Building	  ...
ConvenKon	  Centre	  first	  tenant	  in	  Nova	  Centre• Nova	  Centre,	  including	  the	  convenKon	  centre,	  is	  bei...
Our	  aspiraKon	  • Nova	  Centre	  will	  posiKon	  AtlanKc	  Canada	  as	  a	  nucleus	  for	    people	  to	  come	  to...
Community	  Engagement:	  Buildyourcentre.ca• Our	  obligaKon	  under	  HRMbyDesign	  is	  one	  consultaKon	  session	  -...
Community	  Engagement• Lots	  of	  meeKngs	  and	  discussion	  so	  far	  and	    more	  to	  come• One	  of	  the	  mai...
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Joe Ramia

  1. 1. Community  Engagement  Session July  26,  2012  
  2. 2. Why  are  we  doing  this  project?
  3. 3. One  million  square  feet  mixed-­‐used  development• Financial  centre • Entertainment  ameniKes• Luxury  hotel • ConvenKon  centre  • Residences • Public  space• Retail• Parking  
  4. 4. Financial  Centre• Office  space  dedicated  to  the  financial  industry  –  banks,  hedges  funds,   insurance  and  companies    that  support  the  financial  sector• In  a  financial  cluster,  people  work  and  play  together   o Halifax  is  well  posiKoned    geographically  and    has  a  convenient  Kme  zone o OpportuniKes  for  business,  finance,  accounKng  graduates o UniversiKes  (well  educated  workforce) o Community  values o Quality  of  life These  are  the  building  blocks  for  a  world  class  financial  city
  5. 5. • Largest  green  development  in  AtlanKc  Canada -­‐  ObjecKve  of  achieving  Canada  Green  Building  Councils  LEED  Gold   designaKon• Catalyst  for  economic  growth   -­‐   Job  creaKon,  tax  revenue,  tourism,  entertainment,  and  a   gathering  place  for  people    of  all  walks• Located  at  the  heart  of  the  financial  and  entertainment   district     -­‐  Nova  Centre  will  be  a  landmark  that  connects  people
  6. 6. ConvenKon  Centre  first  tenant  in  Nova  Centre• Nova  Centre,  including  the  convenKon  centre,  is  being   built  enKrely  at  the  developers  cost  and  risk    • On  compleKon  the  relaKonship  between  the  province   and  the  developer  will  be  that  of  tenant  and  landlord• As  with  all  tenants,  the  province  will  pay  lease   payments  to  the  landlord,  and  as  well  it  will  be   responsible  for  its  own  leasehold  improvements
  7. 7. Our  aspiraKon  • Nova  Centre  will  posiKon  AtlanKc  Canada  as  a  nucleus  for   people  to  come  together…..  connect…..  share  new   ideas…..celebrate• Nova  Centre  will  connect  Nova  ScoKans  with  each  other   and  the  world• A`ract  more  people  to  the  Province  while  making  a   significant  contribuKon  to    a  vibrant  downtown
  8. 8. Community  Engagement:  Buildyourcentre.ca• Our  obligaKon  under  HRMbyDesign  is  one  consultaKon  session  -­‐  we   are  holding  11  sessions• Size  and  height  of  the  development  and  our  obligaKons  to  tenants   are  defined    • Your  input  will  influence  the  look  and  feel,  the  public  space  and  the   streetscape  • The  new  building  design  will  conKnue  to  evolve,  reflecKng  input   from  the  engagement  and  will  be  released  in  the  fall
  9. 9. Community  Engagement• Lots  of  meeKngs  and  discussion  so  far  and   more  to  come• One  of  the  main  suggesKons  is  for  the   convenKon  centre  be  iconic  with  more  glass   and  more  light• We  are  looking  at  opKons  

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