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Community proposal to purchase St. Patrick's Alexandra School Property

by North Central Community Council Board:

Photo Robert Devet
Photo Robert Devet

May 9th, 2014

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if people who had to move away from the north end to live or work could come home? Or if the businesses that were once here returned and not only offered local residents services, but employment opportunities?

This is the news we’ve all been waiting for! HRM Council will consider our proposal to develop the St. Pat’s Alexandra property on May 13.

This is a once in a lifetime development opportunity with significant benefits for the Halifax north end neighbourhood, the broader Halifax community and the province. If approved, our proposal will bring more than 250 units of new affordable home ownership into the area along with innovative home ownership programs. Our model is financially sustainable and does not require any funding from taxpayers. There will be no ongoing cost to the city.

This will be the place where people will want to live, work, shop and play.

We are excited, it’s ambitious, but we can do this. To support these efforts, we are thrilled to launch a new website www.ournorthend.ca where you will hear first hand from residents and community leaders about our plans for the St, Pat’s Alexandra site. Watch our story and be the first to see the facts on this exciting proposal, as well as the tremendous benefits it will bring to our neighbourhood and the broader HRM community.

You have expressed interest in supporting our proposal to develop the St. Pat’s Alexandra property. You have also asked how you can help develop our community vision. You can help us by spreading the word about this site and our proposal. Your voice is important to us so please send us your feedback!

We thank you for sharing our enthusiasm and we look forward to hearing from you.

North Central Community Council Board:

Frank Beazley, former Chief, Halifax Regional Police

Rev. Rhonda Britton, Richard Preston Centre for Excellence

Dr. Margaret Casey, North End Community Health Centre

Brian Darrell, engineer, Halifax Community Investment Fund

Melinda Daye, Richard Preston Centre for Excellence

Pamela Glode, Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre

Katherine Legge, Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre

Prof. Frank Palermo, Faculty of Architecture and Planning, Dalhousie University

Bernard Smith chartered accountant, former E D, North End Business Association

Dr. Rod Wilson, North End Community Health Centre

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