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Old Posted Sep 22, 2018, 1:26 PM
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Saskatoon | The River Terraces | 12 floors | Proposed

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Old Posted Sep 23, 2018, 6:45 PM
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The NIMBY's on this project don't realize their luck that someone wants to create a great buffer on that corner to protect and enhance their hood from the one thing they're worried about: Traffic.

That corner is loud and obnoxious, really, almost unwalkable. But you trudge on in hope if you're passing by, knowing you have a destination.

However, living a bit above that corner could actually be cool, especially when rush hour dies down, the sun sets and the lights of the city shine. When Saskatoon shines. You're so close to everything that defines Saskatoon.

Back to the nimbys, attacking parking concerns first, like every good Saskatonian does, and because there are 232 parking stalls, 232 extra cars will be endlessly circling and passing through their neighbourhood, at all hours, down every ally and lane, over their grass and killing their cats.

Not only that, but they'll have all their friends parking all through their quiet streets at all hours, and there'll be over a 150 more cars everywhere all the time. This is chaos! Nimbys, they're funny...until they start shooting.

But in reality, far fewer cars will access only the main arteries at various times and immediately disappear as they make their ways to the parking lots on the outskirts of the U of S campus, park, and then walk half a mile backwards through the cold on foot! Ha ha. End of rant.
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Old Posted Sep 24, 2018, 1:42 PM
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I do think a point that has been missed is the "walkability" that this location offers. I can totally envision that the potential residents of that building will be attracted to it because of its proximity to University, Hospitals (3 of them...Uni, Children's and City) and Downtown. So, although most if not all of the owners will have cars, I honestly believe that MANY in this building will choose active transportation to get to and from their destinations. There is a great bike storage/secure area planned in this project, too.

We moved to the Varsity View area from the burbs for the main purpose of living in a walkable neighborhood. We have realized that over the last year and half with our car staying parked in our garage the majority of the time. I believe this could be the same for this new building, reducing the traffic concerns of many.

This will be an interesting project to follow,as so many of Saskatoon's major infill projects are getting quite a significant push back from local residents. Meridian has already stated they will never do another project that requires re-zoning based on their experiences with projects on Broadway (LUXE and Escala). I hope that is not the precedent that will be established after this project! And with Urban Capital's project on the board for a public meeting, it is important for those that support these kind of projects to get out and let your voices be heard!
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Old Posted Sep 24, 2018, 8:03 PM
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prairieguy, thanks for this. I bought a brand new car in 2010 and it's got 32,000km on it. You can live where you don't have to drive everywhere, and you should be able to enjoy a walk and even shop right near your house. That's the point. That's a livable city.
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