Granville Park will include a lawn with a pavilion for markets, festivals, performances and other gatherings.
The Granville Park promenade is a strong connection to the Halifax Waterfront, with expanded crosswalks, planters, and lights – creating a ‘front yard’ for Historic Properties.
A plaza with steps and terraced seating provides direct pedestrian access to Barrington Street. The plaza overlooks an interactive fountain and amenity space with opportunities for public art and commemoration.
The extension of Granville Mall includes building frontage which can be activated with outdoor cafes, and seating areas with planters.
Poplar Street Park will provide local community green space, a large community garden, and a multi-use path to enhance connectivity.
Poplar Street Park looking south along the multi-use path and toward the community garden
Near the community garden in Poplar Street Park, bicycle parking will be included along this section of the multi-use path.
Adjacent to Poplar Street Park, the Cogswell District’s northern gateway to downtown will feature signature trees and landscaping. A stretch of the multi-use path can also be seen in the foreground.
With the removal of the southern roundabout (contemplated in the 60 per cent design plan), two pocket parks have been created, both of which will provide clear views of the working harbour.
In Overlook Park, the upper plaza adjacent to the multi-use path provides an expansive view of the Halifax Waterfront, with opportunities for viewing special events such as fireworks and the tall ships.
The lower plaza of Overlook Park at Barrington Street is large enough for small events and gatherings, and features terraced steps with multiple landings and seating space. An integrated ramp between stair flights also provides accessibility.
The pocket park along the Barrington Greenway near the casino property tells the story of the historic Halifax Waterfront, with signage explaining the transformation of the area to the present day.
Map shows central location of new transit hub, and connection to all of the bus routes converging on downtown, along with the connection to the ferry terminal.
Barrington St between Duke & Cogswell, along with Bells Lane, will host an on-street, pedestrian-focused transit hub, with transit-only lanes at curbside, canopies for shelter, seating, electronic signage, and lighting to enhance safety and accessibility.
Map shows the many vehicular, pedestrian & cyclist connections that will be possible between the district and the waterfront. Several key points of connection are shown with the waterfront, and 12 new pedestrian crossings will be created.
Map shows the active transportation (AT) connections within the district. AT refers to the “human powered” ways to travel, such as cycling and walking. These design elements reflect the municipality's commitment to the Integrated Mobility Plan.
Map illustrates the amount of park and public space that will be developed within the Cogswell District. More than 40% of the district is devoted to public realm, which is a significant accomplishment.
Conceptual plans show two additional sections to the planned Cogswell Greenway, extending from Brunswick St to Gottingen St, to the North Park Roundabout and Halifax Common. This was suggested by citizens during engagement and included in the Gehl Report.
Over 20 locations in the Cogswell District have been identified for commemoration opportunities. Public art and interpretative features will showcase the history of the area and its residents, particularly the African Nova Scotian and Mi’kmaw communities.