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Old Posted Oct 24, 2007, 6:53 PM
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I think the wording on that is wrong. They decreased FROM 1806 to 1249. I think 3000+ building permits for a city our size is a little extreme.

Also, I think the new bridge will look a million times better than the decaying piece of aluminum we have.
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That's about as far from beige and red roof as you can get.
Much better, looks like a lot of projects proposed in Calgary and Vancouver right now.
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I think the wording on that is wrong. They decreased FROM 1806 to 1249. I think 3000+ building permits for a city our size is a little extreme.

Also, I think the new bridge will look a million times better than the decaying piece of aluminum we have.
That makes more sense. If so, the report was awkwardly composed.

And I was only objecting to the name, not the structure!
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That's a very nice looking tower. Is it UC?
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Old Posted Oct 25, 2007, 6:18 AM
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They're taking the preload off or whatever.

ALSO... when I was coming home from school yesterday I went through downtown and noticed that the Westin is still happening. They were taking preload off for it too, and there were a bunch of other construction equipment being set up.
So this is prittay good, prittay, prittay, prittay, prittaaaaaaayyyy good.
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wisla_krakow: what ever happened to your buddy mackeast?
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Old Posted Oct 25, 2007, 9:46 PM
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wisla_krakow: what ever happened to your buddy mackeast?
He went to school east in Ontario I think. I haven't talked to him for as long as you have probably. I miss his photo threads though, cause he could definitely shoot a picture.
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Old Posted Oct 27, 2007, 2:21 AM
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They're taking the preload off or whatever.

ALSO... when I was coming home from school yesterday I went through downtown and noticed that the Westin is still happening. They were taking preload off for it too, and there were a bunch of other construction equipment being set up.
So this is prittay good, prittay, prittay, prittay, prittaaaaaaayyyy good.
Sorry to disappoint you, but what they are doing is moving the pre-loading from the Skye to that site - nothing more

What is good news is that when the new proposal comes it won't need to wait for preloading
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Really? Then why do they have all the signs and adverts still up?
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Old Posted Oct 27, 2007, 5:41 AM
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Trust me it is dead in the water with the developer that proposed it. It costs money to remove them and the new owner might want to proceed with the project. Who knows...
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why can't the foundation be dug or piled down to bedrock? or would pre-loading still be neccisary?
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Well I loved the look of the building.

And Canadian Mind... there is no bedrock there. Because, it's so close to the lake, and the preload is used to compact the ground down so it's hard enough to build on. Unfortunately like, like in the case of the Discovery Pointe townhouses... the ground isn't 100% sturdy and foundation can move.
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This proposal was given the RDCO board for approval in Shannon Lake.



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It was shot down immediately. Good thing, cause I don't think that sort of development should be built in a pure suburban-mountain neighborhood.
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The tall building cluster kinda looks interesting - but I do agree that it is a good thing it was shot down. Does not fit in that area. The low rise portion is hideous. Frankly, it is look like a massive Hong Kong hillside development. Who is the developer??

Thanks for the info Wisla!!
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Kelowna's favorite resident is rearing his ugly head again.

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by Wayne Moore - Story: 34970
Nov 6, 2007 / 5:00 am

Citizens For a Livable Downtown has come out against the City's downtown re-development plan.

The ad hoc group has raised objection with the plan it says was initiated by Westcorp President, Phil Milroy.

Group spokesperson, John Zeger, says the group has met twice since the first city sponsored open house in September.


I bet his socks don't even match his shoes.


The group will go public with its concerns Saturday, November 10 at 1:30 at the downtown Kelowna Library.

"At this meeting arguments against the Milroy plan will be presented along with counter-proposals for how the area in question could be better redeveloped," says Zeger.

"Objections will center around the height and density of the buildings in the proposal and not the need for redevelopment."

Zeger says there will be a 'public visioning session,' an element he says was not part of the City's public participation program.

A City of Kelowna sponsored open house will be held Tuesday, November 6 from 3:30 to 7 p.m. in the Grand Hotel Ballroom.
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Also, I saw today that Waterscapes is under construction. The 4 story lofts right now, hopefully Skye begins soon as well.
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The crane for InVue is being put up.
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What's invue all about again?
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