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Long known as a “working class” neighbourhood that had to be rebuilt after the 1917 Halifax Explosion, the Hydrostone neighbourhood is now known as a “trendy” place to live in the city. Old houses are being renovated and restored, new townhouses are being built, and boutique-style shops and restaurants continue to set up shop.
Condominium development is also surging in the area, with Hydrostone Place being the most notable condo development. So notable that units are hard to come by.
Proposed development of nine-storey condo building on St. Joseph’s Square, and a seven-storey condo project proposed for the corner of Bilby and Isleville Streets, should ease the shortage.
At a glance:
Location: North End Halifax—3051 Isleville Street
Structure: Seven-storey, postmodern lowrise.
Currently Available Unit Sizes: N/A
Current Asking Prices: N/A, but prices for two-bedroom units have averaged around $300,000
Current Monthly Condo Fees: N/A, but are considered low.
Estimated Development Cost: N/A
Development Details: completed in 2010.
Interesting Neighbours: Hydrostone Market, Fort Needham Park, Seaview Park
Developer: I.M.P. Group
Also of Interest: Hydrostone Place was the first condominium project undertaken by the developer, which considers the project a “model of the ‘boutique’ type of residential development for which I.M.P. will become known.”
St. Patrick’s Alexandra School (primary-ninth grade)
St. Joseph’s Alexander McKay Elementary (French Immersion)
Oxford Junior High (French Immersion)
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