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Old Posted Oct 15, 2019, 8:22 PM
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What's with the huge setback from the street? It seems oddly placed.

I'm not sure. It does provide room for a nice sized patio though.
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Couple larger renderings of the Commercial Broadway development in Vancouver. This is long overdue for the second busiest transit station in the City, which is currently surrounded by underbuilt lots.






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I sense rat infestation. They had to get rid of the community garden on 12th and commercial because of the rat problem.
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Couple larger renderings of the Commercial Broadway development in Vancouver. This is long overdue for the second busiest transit station in the City, which is currently surrounded by underbuilt lots.





Tower facades look pretty promising











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This looks fabulous. Wowzers!
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I'm not fooled by the greenwashing of it all...

But if there is one thing that I hope makes it, it would be that tress-like structure descending towards the ground level. That looks fantastic.
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Another one on Bank in Centretown.

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Urban Capital is proposing to redevelop the subject lands and construct a nine-storey mixed-use building with commercial uses at grade and residential dwelling units above. An underground parking garage is proposed to accommodate bicycle and vehicle parking. The building is proposed to have 128 units, including 55 one-bedroom units and 73 two-bedroom units. The residential units are accessed by common corridors on each floor, with an elevator and staircase providing access to each level. At the ground floor along Bank Street, 650.6 square metres is proposed for commercial uses, divided into two tenant spaces. The underground parking garage will consist of two levels with 64 automobile parking spaces, including 13 visitor spaces, and 72 bicycle parking spaces, as well as loading and service areas. The access to the parking garage is at the rear of the building to be accessed from the rear laneway.

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This looks fabulous. Wowzers!
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Old Posted Oct 16, 2019, 3:14 PM
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Tempo Condos (48s + 32s + 44s + 36s) in Mississauga appears to have been resurrected from 2015. Pretty par for the course in Mississauga design terms, but it fills in a giant empty lot along Burnhamthorpe and more or less "completes" the corridor along that side.



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Not nearly as exciting as the others on this page, but San Francisco's Spear Street Capital has announced the redevelopment of Calgary's IBM Centre into a mixed use retail/entertainment hub as well as upgrade the upper floor office spaces.

The complex includes three 6 storey office buildings taking up nearly an entire city block in the Beltline. The whole block is currently a deadzone in the middle of an otherwise very active area. It's kitty corner to Central Memorial Park to the west and the popular First Street restaurant and nightlife zone to the east, and across 12 Ave from a row of eclectic restaurants and pubs. The muse between the buildings is currently gated off, and it will be home to the new market section of the redevelopment.

The only thing missing from the proposal is I wish they were going to convert one or two of the buildings to residential as has been going on elsewhere in the neighbourhood. Either way, I'm not gonna look a gift horse in the mouth, it's a great project.


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Old Posted Oct 16, 2019, 4:55 PM
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New absolute monster of a tower for Niagara Falls (72s, 253.45m) at the intersection of Dixon and Stanley. It's a mixed use residential and hotel. I know Niagara Falls has had trouble getting developments off the ground, especially for hotels, but hopefully this one is different.





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Well that is certainly ambitious.

Somehow I have doubts about Niagara Falls' ability to pull off their version of the Shanghai World Finance Center.
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I find it stupid to propose a 72 storey tower with two thirds of the site surface parking and a parking structure. It's an ugly Kingdom Tower clone. Amateurs.
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I don't get it. Niagara Falls is one of the ugliest cities I've ever been to. The actual falls notwithstanding, what's the point of going there? I can't believe that there's a need for so many hotel rooms in so many cheap off-scale towers.
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I don't get it. Niagara Falls is one of the ugliest cities I've ever been to. The actual falls notwithstanding, what's the point of going there? I can't believe that there's a need for so many hotel rooms in so many cheap off-scale towers.
The Falls ARE the point of going there.
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Hey I live here in the Falls... about 3 blocks from that site! City bashing is not necessary. How would you like it if I put down Montreal for any of a dozen good reasons?
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Old Posted Oct 16, 2019, 5:57 PM
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I don't go there to see the falls anymore. It's a fun outing to go to for a few days every now and then.
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I can't believe that there's a need for so many hotel rooms in so many cheap off-scale towers.

You would be surprised how hard it is to find a room there on weekends if you just drive into town on any given weekend thinking you will have a large choice of rooms. As for the city being ugly ya I can't argue that. As for why go there? It's not for everybody but clearly it's for enough people to warrant so many attractions making tons of cash. At least on the Canadian side. It gets 13,000,000 visitors a year and counting. The tackiness off it and energy is fun for a visit every now and then. I have fun every time. Sometimes I even see the falls lol.
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I'm more interested in the geography and natural areas near Niagara Falls....not really by the city proper, but I never really went out in the area. I've only visited the falls, which are great and a beautiful attraction, but the downtown just seems like what it is, a tourist trap with little for urban
experience" due to it's aforementioned "point". This proposal seems like just another zany plan that likely enough won't happen, though you never know if it will take off in some form.
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Hey I live here in the Falls... about 3 blocks from that site! City bashing is not necessary.
It's my honest opinion of a city I've visited a couple of times.

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How would you like it if I put down Montreal for any of a dozen good reasons?
It's happened a million times throughout my life, and I don't feel personally offended. Haven't before.
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I'm very interested in seeing what happens with the current suite of hotel/residential projects lined up. This project is also competing with the revived Loretto development, as well as the large 3-tower Canadian Niagara Hotels proposal, so it'll be neat to see what makes it through and what doesn't. There was also that large cylindrical 2-tower proposal that never moved anywhere that could also potentially resurface.

Wouldn't be surprised if this one, as well as the Loretto proposal, make it through, given that there will be residential components to help prop up the hotel component a little bit. The future Niagara GO line extension/improvements will also make the case for these towers a bit stronger than it would have been in the past.
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