The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that major land negotiations related to the Cogswell District project are nearing completion, allowing the project to progress into the next phase.
The construction tender is expected to be issued in early 2021, with work estimated to begin in the fall of 2021. Details related to the construction plan, including timelines and Transportation Demand Management, will be shared with residents in advance of Phase One of construction.
While major land negotiations near completion, other smaller land negotiations will continue to proceed beyond Phase One as they will not impact initial construction efforts.
The Cogswell District is one of the biggest city-building projects in the history of Halifax. The council-approved design plan addresses public realm elements including accessibility, public art and commemorative features, parks and open spaces, multi-use paths, streetscapes, and a transit hub for the new neighborhood.
Ongoing planning efforts associated with the Cogswell District project reflect advancements with transformational municipal initiatives such as the Integrated Mobility Plan, Regional Centre All–Ages-And-Abilities (AAA) Cycling Network, and Rapid Transit Strategy as well as Transportation Demand Management, and the recently adopted social procurement policy. Staff will be engaging with the Mi’kmaw and African Nova Scotian communities in the coming months to explore social procurement opportunities.
The project includes environmentally sustainable initiatives such as the establishment of the District Energy System which supports the goals of the recently adopted HalifACT plan. Smart Cities design goals and Rick Hansen Certification for Accessibility are also incorporated in the plan.
Regular project updates will continue to be shared on our website and social media channels.
For full project details and timeline, please visit halifax.ca/Cogswell.