A Halifax-region shopping centre is slated to undergo a major expansion in coming months once permits are granted.
The shopping centre, Mic Mac Mall, is situated in Halifax’s twin city of Dartmouth, N.S. Local owner and developer Rank Incorporated plans to add hundreds of residential units and office spaces to the property while expanding the existing mall. The residential component will include condominiums and a seniors residence,
Lisa Flux, the mall’s general manager, told Connect that the project is to be completed in two phases. In the first phase to start this year, new office, ground-level retail and entertainment spaces, as well as a parkade, will be connected to the existing shopping centre.
Once everything is complete the mall will have more than 158 retail units in the main centre and another 10 in the new commercial building, added Flux, who is also a Cushman & Wakefield general manager of asset services.
The second phase of construction will involve the 2,500 residential units, including the seniors independent living facility and the commencement of high-rise condo developments. The 12-storey seniors residence will contain 400 units, according to a master planning initiation submitted to the Halifax Regional Municipality in 2022. Local architecture firm WM Fares Group made the submission on Rank’s behalf.
The mall redevelopment is one of many projects being developed by Rank on its M District lands.
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