What was once called the finest office building in eastern Canada is now beyond repair and the Nova Scotia government is turning to the private sector for ideas.
A Request for Information (RFI) was issued to gather ideas for the development of the provincially-owned Dennis Building site on Granville Street in downtown Halifax, which includes the Hansard Building and the adjacent L-shaped parking lot.
The hope is for a plan that will offer innovative and creative input to develop this prime piece of real estate, while preserving its historic façade.
Currently, the Dennis Building, constructed in 1863, is vacant and the Credit Union is the only tenant in the Hansard Building.
Respondents are asked to prepare a vision for the site, which includes retaining and incorporating the façade of the Dennis and Hansard buildings into any new development.