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Old Posted May 15, 2018, 1:38 AM
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Yeah, it would seem strange to leave them unpainted and do it after they're installed on the bridge if that's the intention--doesn't leave me with much confidence that they will be done initially (maybe if/when enough people complain they'll go back and do it?).
I sure hope so! As is, it stands out like a sore thumb.
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Old Posted May 15, 2018, 2:47 PM
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The bridge looks usable at least. What's with the colour though? Rust is never a final choice. If they're mimicking the old, you can bet the end result is black on both the rails and tresses, walkways and all. Fingers crossed!

With the building on Broadway, if it's rentals, good too! Students need apartments and it'll add life to the strip. The core seems to be waking up a bit!
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Old Posted May 15, 2018, 3:21 PM
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SPL plans to pitch city council on new central branch next year

Alex MacPherson, Saskatoon StarPhoenix Alex MacPherson, Saskatoon StarPhoenix
Published on: May 15, 2018 | Last Updated: May 15, 2018 7:00 AM CST

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The Saskatoon Public Library plans to spend the next 12 months building its case for a new downtown library branch before pitching the idea to city council next spring.

After three decades of musing about replacing the 52-year-old Frances Morrison Central Library, the Saskatoon Public Library launched the first public consultations on the matter earlier this year.

Procurement documents published this week show the library now wants to hire a consultant to “articulate the case for change and the need for new library infrastructure investment,” as well as develop a budget and do economic studies.

The current facility has multiple deficiencies, including fire code violations, and was built to serve “traditional public library functions of collection development and quiet individual study” for a city of 115,000 people, the documents state.

A new central library is envisioned as “future-proof in both its architecture and digital design — allowing our spaces and services to be more responsive and agile to changing demands in the years to come,” according to the documents.

In an interview last week, SPL director of public service Beth Cote said the consultant will, aided by feedback from the public, develop a list of requirements for a new public library branch.

While new libraries in other cities share some common elements, it’s too early to speculate what a new central branch might look like, or where it will be, as the project is in its “very early days,” she said.

The library estimates it would take at least five years to complete a new library once the project is approved.

SPL CEO Carol Cooley estimated in 2016 that a new downtown branch could cost between $80 and $120 million — a figure Cote said is based on costs in other cities and remains current until more specific information is available.

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http://thestarphoenix.com/news/local...anch-next-year
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Old Posted May 15, 2018, 9:33 PM
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New rendering posted on Baydo's website of the proposed development at 834 Broadway Avenue.

http://baydo.ca/maincontent/our_proj..._saskatoon.php
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Old Posted May 16, 2018, 4:09 AM
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Apologies for the poor quality image. Lots of landscaping work now happening on the west (north?) side. On the east side they still need to connect it to Victoria Ave.
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Old Posted May 16, 2018, 3:15 PM
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Childrens hospital tower crane is being taken down.
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Old Posted May 16, 2018, 5:07 PM
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New rendering posted on Baydo's website of the proposed development at 834 Broadway Avenue.

http://baydo.ca/maincontent/our_proj..._saskatoon.php
It's hard to tell how this will play out given they don't have a project of this scope in their portfolio. I don't like the looks of those corrugated panels between the balconies. I fear it will look less like Luxe and more like Shangri la. Let's all hope I am wrong. I frequently am.
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Old Posted May 16, 2018, 6:13 PM
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Old Posted May 16, 2018, 8:48 PM
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When a web presence is your calling card, Baydo doesn't instill much confidence in their products. Even the © at the bottom of their site reads 2015. Amatuers!

As for corrugation and the Shangri la, that's the worst cheap out I've ever seen. When I saw the construction photos I was thinking, finally we've got something being constructed...but don't show this to potential buyers. People want to live downtown, and this project proved it, because they settled for less.

Now if someone comes along with a fab project, this town is their oyster. Really! Even a few of you forumers have stated if only, if only the product was right, I'd move me babe and me downtown tonight. Or something to that effect.

Here's hoping for the best, and that the best is yet to come!
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Old Posted May 16, 2018, 9:30 PM
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Yep...my babe and me are waiting for that sweet spot project downtown that gives us 2 bedrooms and 2 baths, modern architecture, reasonable condo fees, about 1200sqft and in the $450,000 to $550,000 range. Build it and we will come!
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Old Posted May 20, 2018, 4:09 AM
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The new Vic bridge looks as narrow as the old one. Did they really not make it wider?
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Old Posted May 20, 2018, 2:51 PM
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The new Vic bridge looks as narrow as the old one. Did they really not make it wider?
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In compliance with the requirements of the Project Agreement, the new bridge structure will be a modern truss structure and will include two 3.7 m wide traffic lanes and two 3.0 m multiuse pathways. The project will include direct pathway connections to Rotary Park, however the configuration of these has yet to be confirmed by GCP.
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