It occurred to me that it'd be interesting to catalogue all the development/construction (or stalled development/construction) around downtown and even on the peninsula generally so... that's what I'm going to do. With pictures!
In general, I'm very much "pro-development" and as much as I want to see heritage buildings and architecture preserved, I find the various "Save the View" types tiresome and obstructionist. Current regulations are so ridiculous that an imperceptible one inch (or thereabouts) intrusion into the "sight lines" from the Citadel is slowing down redevelopment of Fenwick Tower. Downtown (and peninsular Halifax generally) needs development, residential and commercial, and it needs investment from the city and province. The new Central Library is an excellent start - how about a new Discovery Centre? More recreation facilities? Revamped transit terminal? Mandate that new office construction occur here?
Anyway, I'll start off with downtown with likely a brief foray up to Spring Garden. Then maybe the North Commons/Gottingen or Quinpool. I've seen a lot of great things happening in Halifax over the last decade and especially in the last four years - but there's much more to do.