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Old Posted Jun 20, 2016, 6:07 PM
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Old Posted Jun 20, 2016, 6:16 PM
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Spent many a day in/out of these buildings, 70 Arthur was one of many. I remember the garment industry in full swing in 50% of the buildings, what's located at the Silpit building presently? Just don't have the time to revisit the exchange district and wander through most of the buildings in the East/West of the area.. plus my access level would have been taken down a notch..
I had the screen replaced on my son's iPhone at 70 Arthur. Seemed to be an assortment of small business operating on the 5th floor. The floors were very uneven - they rolled like ocean swells. Quite a few people coming in and out of the building on a weekday.
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Old Posted Jun 20, 2016, 8:46 PM
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How's that called a Tod it's built away from it

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Looks like the big Hopewell development near Pembina and Bishop Grandin is getting ready to start rolling, with site servicing to begin next spring.

Bishop Grandin Crossing is being billed as TOD but I think TOD-lite might be a better description... with the proximity to the SWBRT it won't be as transit hostile as many new developments typically are, but it still appears to be fairly car oriented. I'd give this project points for density and being essentially an infill development... it's not hard to imagine a low-density sprawling 70s-style industrial park filling this space, so what's proposed is much better in my opinion.

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Old Posted Jun 20, 2016, 8:51 PM
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Yeah, hence the possible TOD lite thing lol. To me TOD would have the station integrated directly into a high density building. But I guess TOD is development surrounding transit corridors. So in the technical sense, yes it may be TOD.

But the damn lakes.. Put another street (or two) and buildings where that lake is, and it becomes better. And put the sidewalks and buildings at the curb already.
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Old Posted Jun 20, 2016, 8:55 PM
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I suppose a local transit line could branch off the BRT trunk to run through that area, which would make it a little more TODish.
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Old Posted Jun 21, 2016, 4:09 AM
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So if I have my bearings right this is north of Bishop between the Auto mall and Pembina?
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Old Posted Jun 21, 2016, 11:50 AM
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So if I have my bearings right this is north of Bishop between the Auto mall and Pembina?
Correct.
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But the damn lakes.. Put another street (or two) and buildings where that lake is, and it becomes better. And put the sidewalks and buildings at the curb already.
Pretty sure codes would state for a development like that, and any new development, there must be a way to retain storm water on site.
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Old Posted Jun 21, 2016, 1:32 PM
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Ya, it's such a waste of space though..
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^^^ they should put a parking lot by the transit stop so people at the far end of the development can drive there...
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Ya, it's such a waste of space though..
It is the future.
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Old Posted Jun 21, 2016, 2:03 PM
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^^^ they should put a parking lot by the transit stop so people at the far end of the development can drive there...
LOL

Isn't convenient parking the best way to induce demand for transit?
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Old Posted Jun 21, 2016, 2:15 PM
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I suppose a local transit line could branch off the BRT trunk to run through that area, which would make it a little more TODish.
Maybe another "Dogleg" for this line could be in order.
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Old Posted Jun 21, 2016, 2:23 PM
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Haha. On the TOD note. There will be a prime candidate for TOD on the eastern corridor extension. Right downtown behind Shaw Park. Perfect chance to see what Winnipeg can do with TOD. Station could be integrated into a high rise development of some sort, bringing life to the wasteland of parking lots east of the Richardson complex.
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^^^ they should put a parking lot by the transit stop so people at the far end of the development can drive there...
They need to shrink those parking spots to 6 feet wide. That way they can park more cars at the bus-stop. Look at all the room there with 8 foot wide spots. The key is to park one side of the car one inch away from the other car.
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Old Posted Jun 21, 2016, 3:55 PM
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This development is a bethemoth...

TOD? It's next to a bus stop...

All you need to know on the Bishop Grandin Crossings Dev. in video form, without reading the previous 67 page PDF.(old)..

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Old Posted Jun 21, 2016, 4:26 PM
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Not sure if it's been mentioned yet, but the Banana Boat on Osborne will be closing after this weekend, apparently to make way for construction project announced a while back. Sadly, the project was scaled back from this nice initial proposal to something much less interesting, but at least the Banana Boat will apparently be back.


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Old Posted Jun 21, 2016, 4:35 PM
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and speaking of parking lots...downtown Winnipeg's hottest and newest surface lot will soon be open...

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Old Posted Jun 21, 2016, 4:40 PM
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Well isn't that beautiful lol Half assed screening/planting along Notre Dame. Every third stall has a tree planter..
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