Sunday, May 31, 2009

Peel Plaza Widens

Peel Plaza, the location chosen for the new police headquarters and parking garage is getting bigger, as another building bites the dust. Lets hope more development happens here than just the station, courthouse and parking garage. There has been talk about a possible apartment building to be placed on top of the garage.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Forest Hills - Mountain View Drive Projects

Built in the late 1980s, Mountain View Drive was created, an extension to Mountain Road in Forest Hills. It remained a long empty road until recently as Carlisle Crescent, Casey Crescent, Taylor College, and Revenue Canada were added.

Now, two different housing develoments are under construction on the opposite side of the street, condominiums and garden homes, both by Darling.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Market Square Steel

The structure of the Market Square expansion rises quickly with the recent addition of a crane to the site. Nearby, the Hilton is replacing the walkway which had began to crack over the past couple of years.

Canaport LNG

The tanks of Canaport LNG, seen above, have become a common sight from Mispec Park. According to the Canaport LNG website (, the project is 95% complete.

Rockwood Hills

One of the latest subdivisions of the many under construction in Millidgeville, as well as one of the most visible, is the new Rockwood Hills, off University Avenue. Already, foundations have been poured for some of the buildings in this development.

NBCC Building

Construction on a new 9000-square metre building for the UNBSJ campus has begun; this building will house the medical related programs at NBCC. As the regional hospital is a stone's throw away, this move makes logical sense.

In addition, a new 25 000-square metre building is slated for the current NBCCSJ campus, which is currently undergoing design work. I heard the folks at NBCC were given a choice, have the building designed to optimize the space or have the building done quick. I believe the building will be done quick, with construction starting sometime soon.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Forest Hills Condos

Workers are readying the site on Mountain View Drive in Forest Hills for one of Darling Construction's newest projects.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Long Wharf Test Piling

Irving Oil begins site preparation for it's new headquarters on Long Wharf by driving test piles to determine the composition of the ground.

Friday, May 8, 2009

McAllister Place Reaches New Heights

Much of the older portion of the ceiling at McAllister Place has been removed in order for a new, higher ceiling to be installed. Shoppers will likely find more changes in the months to come as the mall continues with extensive renovations.

Market Square Switching Gears

The expansion of Market Square which began last month is now going strong as a construction crane gets ready for lifting the steel which will make up the new part of the building.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Bentley Crossing Phase 3

The popular Bentley Crossing housing development continues to develop Northward as the next phase begins to take shape. The developers have had no problem selling homes; for each phase of the development so far, it appears most, if not all units have been pre-sold, or sold upon construction.

Eastpoint Getting Ready for Cosco

Workers and equipment have been on and around the site of the new Cosco which is supposed to open sometime next year. Every day the hill keeps getting smaller as the ground is levelled.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Chipman Hill Renos

Chipman Hill Suites (above), is renovating it's newest addition; the attached storefront on Union Street (left), was recently redone. The picture below shows the outsode condition of the building over a year ago.

1st Annual sjkid Fair

Sjkid held a fair at the new cruise ship welcome centre building at Pugsley Wharf today. This was a good opportunity for kids and parents to connect with resources for families in the area.

This was also a good opportunity to visit the inside of the new building, which was recently constructed. The fair wasn't just informative; there was music, facepainting, food, crafts, and more.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Near Long Wharf

Fishing boats docked at Long Wharf as seen from Harbour Passage near the Market Square boardwalk.

Saint John Theatre Company

Last year, Saint John Theatre Company moved into their new pad on Princess Street. Renovations continue on the upper portion of the building. Half a block to the East, and a block
to the West, the city is also busy reconstructing the street, burying utilities in the process.