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  1. outoftheice

    University District | ?m | ?s | West Campus

    Ya, every time I see a photo of the streetlife there it still shocks me nobody thought to include them since they essentially had a blank slate to start with.
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    The Sentinel | 24m | 6s | Arlington Street | Jackson McCormick

    Does living in a wood building still suck? I lived in a 3 story wood walk up that was probably built in the mid 90s and every sound above us and beside us and on the stairs could be heard. I live in a concrete highrise now and the noise level is night and day better although we can still...
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    The Sentinel | 24m | 6s | Arlington Street | Jackson McCormick

    What a disappointing downgrade. The intersection of 17th Ave and 14th St should be receiving much better ground oriented treatment than a building that looks like it belongs in Tuxedo Park. The steps and planters block the retail from the street. What a miss, especially considering we were...
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    Kensington Manor | 34m | 9s | Amble Ventures | NORR

    Agreed. A blank wall could at least one day host a mural. A bunch of rectangles created with cladding is the worst of both worlds.
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    Kensington Manor | 34m | 9s | Amble Ventures | NORR

    Not really a fan of the pattern on the sides of the building as it reminds me of that cheap looking high-rise apartment reclad downtown. I do like that it looks like it has a 2 story streetwall before it steps back. I think Calgary could use a few more 5-6 story streetwalls in its mainstreet...
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    Calgary Bike Lanes and Bike Paths

    Happy to report a partial victory on the 3rd Ave Cycle Track front..
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    Urban Development and Proposals Discussion

    As I saw someone state on Twitter... when housing is a top issue that might either win or lose you the next election, why waste your big announcements for the end of August when nobody is paying attention? Whatever gets rolled out will be given a lot of fanfare and happen when the House is back...
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    Green Line LRT | ?m | ?s | Calgary Transit

    - Correct, the communities had big concerns over tunnel portals and how they are several hundred metres long and divide the community. Keeping the train on the surface eliminates one, possibly two tunnel portals (assuming the train was just to be buried under 16th Ave) and actually does a better...
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    Green Line LRT | ?m | ?s | Calgary Transit

    - Removing the reversible HOV lanes and turning 2 lanes into bus only lanes works for me. Why not? I feel like you're presenting the idea as if it would somehow be bad. - 16th Ave is not a local road because we made the decision to widen it into a 6 lane cross-town route. That being said, we...
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    Green Line LRT | ?m | ?s | Calgary Transit

    I saw this thread on Twitter this morning and thought it was interesting given our recent conversations on this thread about Centre St and 16th Ave. Essentially Britian has one of the highest cost structures in the world for building transit. One of the only other countries where building...
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    Calgary Bike Lanes and Bike Paths

    There was a campaign not too long ago encouraging people to file 3-1-1 requests for a new crossing in this location. Glad to see that it worked and the City of Calgary is already in the planning process for a crossing. Sounds like the area Councillor is now onboard with it as well.
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    4th Street Lofts | 115m | 29s | Western Securities | Gibbs Gage

    At what point would those giant braces be removed? Once the ground floor is poured in concrete or would more structure have to be added first to allow them to be removed?
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    General Construction Updates

    I didn't realize the station was shifting so far east and that neither of the current tracks would continue to be used! That must be a bit of a tight zig-zag for the trains after the Big 4 and then back into the tunnel to City Hall.
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    Bridgeland Mixed Use | 22m | 6s | Westrich Pacific | S2

    Nooooooooo!!!!! - Signed someone that still has a guilty pleasure of stopping for pizza by the slice and a slurpee at that strip mall and Petro Can. In all seriousness, this will be a great boost into moving that part of Bridgeland away from being a car sewer and will help make 1st St NE more...
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    General Construction Updates

    Article about the Polar Bears coming to the Zoo. It says the renovated Canadian Wilds section of the zoo will open to the public on December 1st. Given how few details have been made public about the project, I'm curious to see what it ends up looking like. I'm also curious to learn what will be...
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    Sunalta Heights | 88.39m | 27s | Housing One | S2 Architecture

    Any indication on when or how people can begin inquiring about rentals in this building? I tried a couple different Google searches and haven't come up with anything.
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    Infill Development Discussion

    Is that a single family home? If so, that needs to be front and centre in any conversation about base rezoning in Calgary... 'You can have a tastefully designed 3 story walk up apartment building next to you or you can have this giant green R1 monstrosity. What worries you more?' 😄
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    BMO Centre Expansion | 25m | 5s | CMLC

    Does anyone know what the deal is with the weird black outlines on Duck Lightning's photos? It almost looks like this part of the facade was plugged in separately from other portions. I could understand maybe if it was for windows but most of these sections are paneling and not windows? My OCD...
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    EV606 | 22m | 6s | Alston Properties | ATLRG

    Fencing and trailer now on site