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Old Posted May 13, 2018, 3:55 AM
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Rene-Levesque has a good 10-20 years left of developmentt before I will deem it complete. Also it is in dire need of new sidewalks, street furniture, new lightining scheme and trees and foliage.

It will never be an exciting street, but it has the potential to be a showcase street in terms of design and usage of space.

But yeah, it has come far in the last 10 years. When you think about it theyve been working on it since the 50's. Its been a long time coming.
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Old Posted May 13, 2018, 4:08 AM
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Rene-Levesque has a good 10-20 years left of developmentt before I will deem it complete. Also it is in dire need of new sidewalks, street furniture, new lightining scheme and trees and foliage.

It will never be an exciting street, but it has the potential to be a showcase street in terms of design and usage of space.

But yeah, it has come far in the last 10 years. When you think about it theyve been working on it since the 50's. Its been a long time coming.
I stayed at a hotel on Rene-Levesque a few years ago and couldn't help thinking that it could become a vibrant, busy, exciting street one day. The pedestrian experience wasn't good but there's so much potential there.

The public realm needs a big upgrade. Wider sidewalks, greenery, granite, benches, and good lighting go a long way. The second issue is how many of these buildings meet the street. A lot of these buildings don't interact with the sidewalk, there's little retail, and long gaps of nothing. These issues are very fixable but will take many years to achieve.

There's no reason why Rene Levesque can't one day become a grand avenue as good as one anywhere else.
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