Originally Posted by MalcolmTucker
Rumor of West village sports centric development with Football and Hockey is interesting. If they can buy enough of the land early they can capture any potential upside in value.
I think the west side would be an awesome place to look into building an arena.
Build the arena where the greyhound station currently is (terrible location for a bus station, perhaps put THAT at Firepark, Firepark would be a GREAT location for a new bus teminal given the access to the Deerfoot and ring roads). There is enough land there where the bus station is to build a great arena and now the C-train has easy access to it.
Build the parking complex where GSL Chevrolet is atm.
And my hopes are that the land where Renfrew Chrysler is will in time be redeveloped into upscale riverside condos with riverpath grade pubs, restaurants and patios for pedestrian traffic and people seeing a show at the Pumphouse Theater.
The eastern core of the city is golden with the East Village redevelopment, the National Music Center, an ever improving Inglewood. The western side of the core could really use that type of development to revitalize the area and bring some livelyhood to the area. Plus an arena right on the river like that would be a phenomenal picture taking and city marketing opportunity on every Flames game broadcast.