Today's Chronicle-Herald repeats its long-standing lie about the proposed Waterside Centre development:
It all started after Premier Rodney MacDonald criticized city hall for rejecting a six-storey office tower addition on top of buildings that Armour owns on the corner of Duke and Hollis streetsThat's simply not true. The development proposal calls for tearing down the existing buildings, and building a new nine-storey building in their stead. It's true that some of the existing facades will be incorporated into the new structure, but no honest person would characterize that as an "addition on top of buildings."Don't take my word for it; read the development proposal yourself:
The proposal is to redevelop the properties into a single 9 storey retail/office building with underground parking. All of the existing facades, except for 1870 Upper Water Street (Sweet Basil Restaurant), would be incorporated into the new building.Reporting that Waterside will be built "on top of" the heritage buildings suggests---falsely---that the heritage buildings will be preserved. They won't be. None of the new building will be "on top of" anything other than bedrock.Of course, the Chronicle-Herald is free to editorially support tearing down the buildings, but they've crossed an ethical line when they mischaracterize the facts of the proposal.