Jeff Pinhey 
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Re: “Rotisserie chicken heats up on North Street this summer

My first place - Coco Rico right on St. Laurent. Then I found La Moule Poule. Now it Romados.

Do I care which of these this project most resembles? No. I want this in my city. In my hood. In my belly.

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Posted by Jeff Pinhey on 05/23/2017 at 12:35 AM

Re: “The Halifax development roundtable

Why not do a follow up article with developers and architects who design large buildings talking about projects from their perspectives. With their own buildings DQ'd, of course. We'd learn more than this series of unrelated, and mostly uninformed opinions.

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Posted by Jeff Pinhey on 12/16/2016 at 3:41 PM

Re: “Tragedy is not something to be dismissed and flippantly ignored

Just typical irresponsible shit stirring by the media. Probably hoping that someone will now break her window so they can churn more violence into their reporting.

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Posted by Jeff Pinhey on 04/24/2016 at 2:47 PM

Re: “Not in my backyard

Intelligent cities have building codes for noise reduction before allowing residential development close to existing noise. When that place next to The Blues Corner was built, the local development community rarely exceeded a code, and everything was defined by the minimum acceptable. That has changed a bit, but it has only been discretionary. I know the engineer who was sent to measure sound levels in that case - he said the building had no resistance whatsoever to external noise, and possibly channelled the bass notes into the building. Yet I've slept in a condo at Queens Quay in Toronto at the same level as the Gardiner Expressway, just outside, and there was no noise. In summary, design new buildings for the conditions that exist in the environment you are putting them. The design considerations include ambient, and occasional peak external noise, and the desired noise level inside. Put up a cheap shitbox if you must, but don't charge rent as if it's a luxury place, because that would have been designed and built to be quiet.

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Posted by Jeff Pinhey on 01/25/2015 at 2:14 PM

Re: “Hang your posters high

The poles belong to NSPI and Bell Aliant. They are on public property, in the public right of way. I wonder how much they pay the city annually for that right?

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Posted by Jeff Pinhey on 11/20/2014 at 11:35 AM

Re: “Skate park too extreme for Dartmouth?

So, HRM awarded the contract sight unseen? With no design, no control over what they will get for their money? If this was done for any other piece of public infrastructure, people would be losing it. This is like, "here boys, take this half a mil and go have fun."

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Posted by Jeff Pinhey on 10/02/2014 at 9:22 AM

Re: “Ray's Lebanese Food and A Taste of India are being evicted from Scotia Square

So, the only thing that Scotia Square could have claimed as an advantage over other leased space in town is being eliminated. I though the goal was to attract tenants? McDonalds and Subway both smell so bad I cross the street to avoid them outdoors!! (is that Subway bun dough from Planet Earth, or the same place McDonalds "All Beef Meats" patties are from).

Looks like this Food Court is to be another corporate swamp of pseudo food. I would never rent space for my company in ScoSq now. Can we call it Class C?

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Posted by Jeff Pinhey on 01/31/2014 at 11:30 PM

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