Originally Posted by Aylmer
All very nice, but THERE'S NOTHING THERE! How can the city pretend to want to move away from the automobile and still allow developers to build towers in the middle of blooming nowhere? Argh!
well to say that there's nothing there is a bit much.. don't get me wrong i'm a pro intensification pro rapid transit kind of guy.. but this proposal is not even 5 minutes from champlain bridge and next to a golf course, a hotel and 5 minutes away from 2 shopping areas not to mention 10 minutes away from westboro.. yes all of those minutes away are by car or bus instead of walking or subway or lrt.. but like it or not the car is here to stay and we have to add a few projects like these in addition to other intensification projects.
I at the very least hope that this project along with others along Lucerne will force the city to widen this 2 lane road to a proper 4 lane street (yes i know another project aimed at helping car owners) but it is needed especially to be able to add proper bus routes on this street and proper separate double turning lanes onto the bridge.. anyone living close to this area and taking champlain bridge in the morning can see the ridiculousness that is the traffic on Lucerne coming from the west side.
also the design style is rather interesting although i would prefer brigil used an architect that wouldn't put the exact same exterior colour palette to every design they make .. i don't want this to be a pink brick, blue glass monstrosity.