Halifax's schizophrenic approach to tearing down the Cogswell Interchange

A new convention centre as a reason to deal with the concrete jumble apparently makes too much sense.

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We've got a schizophrenic city government.

On the one hand, we've got city council moving forward (if slowly) with plans to demolish the Cogswell Interchange. As the staff report to this week's council meeting explains:

It is recommended that HRM Council:
1) approve the issuance of an RFP for consulting services to produce a detailed master plan for the removal and re-design of the Cogswell Interchange; and
2) instruct staff to explore the establishment of reserve Capital funding to offset future costs related to the maintenance and/or demolition and redesign of the Cogswell interchange.
But on the other hand,

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