I've heard a lot of people that are part of this project are pissed.
There's nothing wrong with doing value engineering. However, to do it at this stage of the game...right before tender...after all the community consultations and open houses. It's madness.
As long as there aren't any 'At-grade' crossings I'm okay with it.
We might even be able to get a sweet multi-use pathway along the bridge. Plus, I'd be kind of cool when the train emerges from the bluff and passengers get a brief view of downtown.
I'd respectively disagree.
I thought this infill was kind of cool:
To me Seton always seemed like instant urbanism. The pieces are there, but just like you mentioned it isn't walkable.
It's kind of funny...AFAIK, since WW2, North American cities haven't been able to create a greenfield 'high street' that is organic and not faux-ish.
I actually don't mind the Met. It seems kind of different from the other developments we've seen in Calgary. It has a kind of European feel...but a like commie block/euro suburb feel.
At least there is a decent stretch of ground floor retail on the Met, but...to each their own! 😛