Demolition, remediation work started on Cogswell District project

Construction to revitalize the Cogswell District project in downtown Halifax has started with demolition and remediation, the municipality said on Tuesday.

The mixed-use project is being touted as one of the biggest Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) is taking on. When complete it will have more than 3,400 housing units and beautify the former Cogswell Interchange into a new neighbourhood.

This investment addresses critical infrastructure needs and lays the groundwork for future residential expansion in the downtown core,” Brendan Maguire, Community Services Minister on behalf of John Lohr, said in a press release.

Photo shows renders of the Cogswell District project in downtown Halifax. (Halifax Regional Municipality)

Starting on June 11, construction to remove a bridge and two retraining walls will begin. Remediation of the soil will also start to allow for future street infrastructure and services to homes.

The total bill for this portion of the work is $5 million, with the province and HRM splitting it even.

“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,” Mike Savage, Mayor, Halifax Regional Municipality

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