Originally Posted by Dmajackson
The "plan" for the subdivision has been updated slightly to reflect the recent set of amendments;
Area Map - The Parks of West Bedford
If anybody has a chance I am wondering about updates on three things in this area;
- The new commercial/industrial building going up at Angus Morton @ Innovation
- The multi-unit sites on Gary Martin. There were cleared in August ...
- The extension of Gary Martin and Hazleton Hill.
I can't provide any updates but I like the Bedford area developments and Halifax Mainland area suburban developments. I think that developers should be congratulated for finding feasible layouts to build on such rocky areas (but interesting from a scenic and topographical perspective). From a conservation perspective, maintaining the scenic, natural environment (in conjunction with building new homes) is a worthy consideration and I think it is being well done in the HRM. It is common in many similar terrain-challenged areas (I provided map links below). I think that Halifax should continue to build interesting neighbourhoods that follow the natural contours of the surrounding suburban land but developers should also provide pedestrian links through neighbourhoods to make it easier to get to transportation points.
Here is the Bing Maps Eye View for the Bedford location - http://www.bing.com/maps/?v=2&cp=rfh...NS&form=LMLTCC
The Atlanta area is an interesting metropolis where suburban neighbourhoods are built to conform to the terrain instead of flattening it and building street grid networks - http://maps.google.ca/maps?q=atlanta...gl=ca&t=h&z=13
. For people who have flown into Atlanta, it appears to be a city built into a vast forest. It provides interesting, scenic neighbourhoods.
The suburban areas in the San Francisco Bay area provide very interesting, scenic neighbourhoods - http://maps.google.ca/maps?q=san+fra...gl=ca&t=h&z=15
Areas outside of Vancouver proper, such as Coquitlam and North Vancouver - http://maps.google.ca/maps?q=Coquitl...gl=ca&t=h&z=13