DHBC and HRM announce Argyle Streetscaping Pilot Project

July 20/15
DHBC and HRM announce Argyle Streetscaping Pilot Project

Downtown Halifax Business Commission (DHBC) is excited to collaborate with Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) on the Argyle Streetscaping Pilot Project this summer, in partnership with Planning Design Centre. Officially launching with a public event on July 26, 2015, the objective of the project is to explore the vision of a pedestrian-centric streetscape plan for Argyle Street, the centre of the Downtown entertainment district.

With the largescale Nova Centre development scheduled for completion in 2017, the Argyle Streetscpaing Pilot Project is an opportunity to test street configuration options that could be implemented in the permanent Argyle Street redesign to align with the completion of the Nova Centre.

“Argyle Street has always been a favourite for pedestrians,” said Paul MacKinnon, Executive Director of Downtown Halifax Business Commission. “We’re excited to be working with the city and Argyle Street businesses to see how the street design can better reflect the way that people use and enjoy the area.”

As part of the pilot project, Argyle Street between Sackville and Blowers streets will be regularly closed to traffic Thursday evenings, and all day Friday through Sunday throughout the summer. DHBC is working with area businesses, event organizers, and community groups to bring family-oriented programming to the street over the multi-week trial, which will conclude in early September. Please note the this street block may also be closed periodically during the installation week beginning on Monday, July 20. 

For more information, visit downtownhalifax.ca/Argyle.

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