Churchill Square was once St. John’s most visionary urban development. Now its future hinges on its value as a parking lot. How did the city get here?
Cost overruns and a collapse in oil prices have seriously undermined the case for building Muskrat Falls
What lessons can rural Wales offer rural Newfoundland? Can an economy be based upon second-hand books? And what does Joseph R. Smallwood – Newfoundland and Labrador’s first premier – have to do with all this?
It’s time to get away from the “election pavement” mentality and look at Ontario’s legislated 10-year-plan approach to infrastructure development
Oil companies’ community support is largely centred on the Northeast Avalon
Would you bother doing business with a government that shows it can’t be trusted?
I’m all for development. And that means an end to these foolish downtown hotels.
Despite common perception, the vast majority of development proposals are approved by the Provincial Government
But ultimately, we’re all to blame.
This Labradorian suspects there is more than meets the eye on the proposed hydroelectric development in Labrador. Who really stands to benefit and who’s being taken for a ride?
The plan was to hold an official ceremony yesterday but since the weather was so ugly, the ceremony was held inside the convention centre instead. The ceremony marked the official start of the first new office building in the downtown area in more than 25 years. For a picture of the building, visit The Telegram’s page here. The building will be 6 floors high, include hundreds of parking spaces for the public, revitalize the West end of Water Street, and even have an aesthetically pleasing face to the waterfront. What more can you ask for? Source: The Telegram
In the months and years ahead we are all going to be hearing quite a bit about the upper Churchill and the lower Churchill hydro electric projects.
St. John’s City Council says that a proposal by Deacon Investments Limited to add two more stories to a proposed building complex at Hamilton Avenue and Job Street will be allowed to move forward, but it hasn’t been fully approved yet. Council has agreed that the current Land Use Assessment Report already in place would cover the additional two stories, but the project will still be subject to a review and public hearing before being fully approved. If approved, the company says they would use the added two floors of space for condominiums. A rendering of the proposed building can be found below, courtesy of NTV News. Source: VOCM
The St. John’s City Council has approved of Fortis’ proposal to build a new 12-story office building on the corner of New Gower Street downtown. The structure of one of three large proposals slated for that intersection, and the first one approved. A view-plane analysis of the area with all three buildings included can be found here at the Skyscraper Forum. Source: CBC