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Edmonton Construction 13 (November 2015)

Here lies the new thread. Go on, young thread! Live! Thrive!

Thread 12 has passed. Long Live Thread 12!
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Coldrsx had posted the message below in the previous Edmonton Construction thread that was just archived. Was anyone able to access this article? (you can only access it via a Globe Unlimited account). If so, if you could paste it here for our reading enjoyment, that would be much appreciated



Can someone post this... can't access.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sport...ticle27045484/
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Old Posted Nov 2, 2015, 9:36 PM
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Meridian plaza 2, 22 storeys, 166 units, preapplication notice.

Only because this didn't get much of a chance to be discussed...


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As for a view of the mountains from the top of Stantec tower, I don't think so. Curvature of the earth and all. I've been able to see the on some clear days around Sylvan Lake. I noticed a great view of them on Highway 753 between Lodgepole and Cynthia in September while riding out there.
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^^ Can't tell north from south, but that has potential to be quite the sun blocker.

Also, pretty tall for that neck of the woods.

Still, if it's residential, it'll increase density in Oliver even more, which is what the Community League says is what residents want.
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Old Posted Nov 2, 2015, 10:43 PM
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Lots of Q3 office market reports here

http://www.collierscanada.com/en/com...h?rpp=5&page=4
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Meridian and Regency's development on 114 Street.. yes please!! hope one day to see a beautiful strip of high rise residentials down Jasper all the way to 124.
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Augustana approved today at Council, great to see some new rental coming to the area.
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Is that different than normal... Oh yes I just did.
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Edmonton city council eyes sunset clauses for new downtown zoning

Elise Stolte, Edmonton Journal

Published on: November 2, 2015 | Last Updated: November 2, 2015 7:35 PM MST

The clock is ticking for developer John Day and his plans to build a slender new residential tower near the Alberta legislature.

For the second time this fall, council included a sunset clause on a new zoning permit. The extra 15 storeys council granted Monday is only good for 10 years, bringing the tower to 29 storeys. If he hasn’t started construction when the clock runs out, zoning rules revert to the 50-metre height limit previously in place.

It’s similar to the seven-year sunset clause council gave new zoning for the Healy Ford site, where Rise Real Estate plans to build three towers.

“This is an important provision,” said Coun. Scott McKeen, defending the time limit and asking administration to come back with a policy that could apply similar sunset clauses to future rezoning applications throughout the downtown core.

Sunset clauses can spur development and ensure developers build what they propose, he said. “We have a number of parcels in the downtown that have been sat on forever,” McKeen said...

http://edmontonjournal.com/news/loca...owntown-zoning
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Old Posted Nov 3, 2015, 1:59 PM
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10 years should be 5, but good either way and not applicable here.
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Because this has been talked about in another thread recently...

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Housing guru advocates rethinking Edmonton's approach to new suburbs

Edmonton is losing money on every suburb it builds and won’t solve the housing affordability problem for its residents either until it embraces a different style of neighbourhood, housing expert Avi Friedman says.

“We’re repeating the same prototype for half a century,” said Friedman, a popular speaker and McGill University professor who is speaking at the St. Albert Housing Society’s annual fundraising breakfast Tuesday.

Edmonton currently counts on increasing its industrial base to offset residential taxes because each new suburb adds more expense that it yields in taxes. That only changes when you build neighbourhoods at a higher density, Friedman said. A city needs at least the density that comes from predominantly townhouses, low apartment buildings and narrow roads to make it pay.
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So are you satisfied in my previous explanation that there are no costs associated with hard infrastructure (roads/deep and shallow utilities) that existing residents have to pay for and we are now only talking about infrastructure like Schools, hospitals, police etc?

It seems like the idealists here want those cost to be applied to new development as well which opens up two very interesting conclusions:

1) will existing homeowners have a special one time assessment to make up for this cost they didn't have to pay previously that is going to be levied to new construction?

2) I'm willing to bet the cost per person of policing new areas like T Town is on average less per resident of that neighbourhood than policing Duggan, or especially an area like Boyle. Also true for other services like healthcare. Is this going to be recognized in the formula of what cost is to be associated to new developments? Or is it only ok to "share the burden" when it involves some perverted attempt to transfer wealth which seems to be all the rage these days? Many of these new areas and other evil low density areas are already paying more than their share simply as a result of taxes punishing those with wealth.

Are your concerns really about development, or is it just an attempt to transfer wealth?

I'm completely on board with some sort of libertarian type of system where nobody is financially responsible for the choices others make if that is your goal.
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^ Straw man alert: I never argued for those things before, therefore I'm not sure why you think I should defend those things or refute your arguments against them.

I'm curious if you even read the article? It talks about none of those things, either.
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10 years should be 5, but good either way and not applicable here.
For a single tower development, 5 years for multiple towers (two to three) 10 years.
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Old Posted Nov 3, 2015, 5:53 PM
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Reference ID: Job No 181667004-001
Description: To add 10 Dwellings (7 units on the 5th floor, 3 units on the 19th floor) and to construct interior alterations (5th floor, 19th floor and main lobby) to an existing Apartment Housing building.
Location: 10049 - 103 STREET NW
Plan NB Blk 2 Lots 74-75
Applicant: RIDDELL KURCZABA
Status: More Information Required/Requested
Create Date: 10/30/2015 9:51:16 AM
Neighbourhood: DOWNTOWN

Reference ID: Job No 181608970-001
Description: To operate a Professional, Financial and Office Support Services Use and to construct interior alterations (office space renovations) to an existing building.
Location: 10008 - 109 STREET NW
Plan 0821851 Blk 9 Lot 58A
Applicant: BOREAS ARCHITECTURE & CIVIC DESIGN INC
Status: New
Create Date: 10/29/2015 11:02:15 AM
Neighbourhood: DOWNTOWN

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Reference ID: Job No 181551382-001
Description: To change the Use from General Retail Stores to Specialty Food Services and to construct interior alterations (65sqm of Public Space for Freshii).
Location: 10510 - 111 STREET NW
Plan 1320011 Blk 11 Lot 121A
Applicant: PRISM GROUP OF COMPANIES, ROBERT SANDERSON
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Create Date: 10/28/2015 11:22:27 AM
Neighbourhood: QUEEN MARY PARK

Reference ID: Job No 181550973-001
Description: To change the Use from General Retail Stores to Specialty Food Services and to construct interior alterations (27.87sqm of Public Space for Spoon Me).
Location: 10510 - 111 STREET NW
Plan 1320011 Blk 11 Lot 121A
Applicant: PRISM GROUP OF COMPANIES, ROBERT SANDERSON
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Reference ID: Job No 181549551-001
Description: To add the Use of Specialty Food Services to the existing General Retail Stores Use and to construct interior alterations (37.16sqm of Public Space for Active Body).
Location: 10510 - 111 STREET NW
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