Government approves funding for new Halifax Infirmary parking

Nova Scotia Government

The provincial government has approved the parking strategy for the Halifax Infirmary site of the QEII Health Sciences Centre.

A release says the $29.5 million parking strategy includes building a new parkade across from the hospital on Summer Street and demolishing the Robie Street parkade.

The removal of the Robie Street parkade will allow space for the construction of a new inpatient centre, with hospital beds and operating rooms, to be built as part of the hospital expansion.

The province says the new parkade will have up to 900 parking spaces and sit on the current parking lot of the Museum of Natural History.

A temporary parking lot will be built on the other side of the museum to replace the spaces lost due to the new construction, and a tender for the design of the temporary lot will be issued early next week.

Along with the new parkade and temporary parking lot, Thursday's investment also includes planning for further expansion of parking at the Halifax Infirmary Site, which when completed will allow for a total of 2,700 parking spaces.

Parking at the Abbie J. Lane, Camp Hill Veterans Memorial, Halifax Infirmary and the former CBC Building will still be available.

The province says construction of the temporary parking lot will be completed in late December and the tender for the new Halifax Infirmary parkade will be issued in early January.