Halifax developer Ben McCrea dies

Ben McRea

A well-known Halifax philanthropist and developer, Armour (Ben) McCrea, died at the age of 73, reports CBC News.

McCrea was responsible for transforming numerous properties including three downtown city blocks full of run-down buildings into Halifax’s Historic Properties.

As president of The Armour Group, one of McCrea’s first and most influential projects was his development of Halifax’s Historic Properties 40 years ago. The project became a turning point in how Halifax managed urban renewal. The project was the first development in Atlantic Canada to use seawater for heating and cooling.

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