- Buildings will comply with the vision for the North Gateway in the HRMbyDesign guidelines, as well as the zoning restrictions, including surrounding view planes and street setbacks
- Pedestrian oriented, street level activities, such as retail and restaurant will be introduced along Brunswick and Cogswell streets
- Exterior materials like stone, brick and curtain wall glazing will be used to integrate with surrounding area and buildings
- Buildings will define the street and feature attractive and interesting design elements at street level
- Buildings will incorporate safe, weather protected sidewalks for pedestrians with easy access to dining and retail shops
- Add to the number of modern hotel accommodations in the city
- Provide new residential rental options in downtown Halifax
Commitment to Sustainability:
SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts has demonstrated a long-standing commitment to the environment through various initiatives embraced by the company and at each of the more than 20 hotels across Canada.
- In 2002, SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts became the first hotel management company in Canada to have all its properties certified under the Green Leaf Eco-rating program administered on behalf of the Hotel Association of Canada.
- In 2004, SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts has endorsed the Association’s launch of a new Eco-rating program and again have all its properties certified.
Environmental stewardship and sustainability features are a key pillar in all construction and redevelopment projects. The Halifax site is no different, sustainable materials will be selected, driveways and parking lots will be converted to pedestrian friendly walk ways and a green roof is a design feature.
SilverBirch’s commitment to the environment is endorsed and embraced by all associates. Environmental decisions are part of the corporate culture and are fundamental to the daily operation of each hotel, from the frontline to the boardroom.