The outspoken members of the Coalition to Save the View are again making their opposition to a proposed convention centre in downtown Halifax heard loud and clear.

 

“It would be wrong to use tax dollars to assist a private developer to block the view of Halifax Harbour from historic Citadel Hill,” the coalition reemphasized in a news release.

 

The coalition says on its website that the passing of HRMbyDesign by city council in June “deleted policies that controlled heights of buildings in the vicinity of Citadel Hill.”

 

But city staffers said at the time the 25-year urban design plan actually preserves most downtown view planes, in addition to introducing three heritage conservation districts.

Coalition spokeswoman Peggy Cameron told Metro yesterday her group is re-publicizing its protest of buildings blocking the view from Citadel Hill following Mayor Peter Kelly’s recent trip to Ottawa to talk to federal officials about infrastructure funding, and because it’s believed he’s also talking to the new Nova Scotia government about funding.