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    Calgary Transit

    In today's day and age there's literally no excuse.. one can plug locations into Google Map with live traffic data, to see how long your commute is and how close it is to certain amenities. It's also possible to type in other times and it uses historical traffic data to estimate how long it'll...
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    Green Line LRT | ?m | ?s | Calgary Transit

    1. Like how the two lines cross the CP tracks now? Small tunnel for the CP track or elevated. 2. Congestion for trains? or cars? I mean there is Centre, 1st, 3rd, 4th street that cars can take, I don't see how a reduction in a few lanes on one of the the many streets will meaningfully degrade...
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    General Construction Updates

    This is how long this has taken... this is on their project design page still, building a street that integrates with a non-existent market. Market Street - Connection to the past The Market Street is a multi-purpose "street" that is designed as a flexible space to integrate the plaza with Eau...
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    Bridgeland Place Redevelopment | ?m | ?s | Calgary Housing

    That would be the most ideal, but I doubt the city's housing corp has that risk appetite to undertake the demolition/rebuild of the site. Few developers are that ambitious either to buy the remaining lots to build what's possible, just ask the numerous 5+1 wood frame that we see on high...
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    Green Line LRT | ?m | ?s | Calgary Transit

    I hear this future proofing argument a lot and I think it partially comes from 7th ave not being tunneled. Edmonton chose to tunnel the central city portion, and sure they future proofed, but it cost them significant transit expansion and arguably the tunneling wasn't even necessary. This is...
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    Green Line LRT | ?m | ?s | Calgary Transit

    The decisions on this project seems so misaligned. They made it low-floor, which should lower infrastructure cost and make the stations smaller/more integrated with the street. Then they decide to tunnel the downtown? Cities are not building overground subways, but this isn't a subway, it's a...
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    Bridgeland Place Redevelopment | ?m | ?s | Calgary Housing

    "The City of Calgary is in the preliminary stages of investigating potential plans for the rest of the site," read the statement. The city undertakes massive changes to housing reforms in the name of the housing crisis, yet their internal departments are only in the preliminary stages of...
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    Flyover Block | 20m | 6s | RNDSQR | FAAS Architecture

    To be fair I think it is cleaned on occasion. Was there on Canada Day and looked out at some points and don't remember it being dirty.
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    Green Line LRT | ?m | ?s | Calgary Transit

    Not a direct study on Calgary but many of these points apply across North America. The summary starting from page 9 gives a really good overview. This site/study comes from a group of NYU researchers https://transitcosts.com/executive_summary/ The main drivers are: Stations and construction: We...
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    Roads, Highways & Infrastructure

    For those that lived here for a while, has Deerfoot's road quality always been so bad? Drove from downtown to Seton and there were so many potholes (hard to judge which ones are small enough to glide over and which ones are too big) and was very uncomfortable because of how uneven the roads are...
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    General Construction Updates

    Is the delay related the to Green Line work happening next door? Doesn't make sense to put stones down only to have to remove them a few months later.
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    Hillhurst Block | 19m | 4s | Eagle Crest | FAAS Architecture

    Ah, that makes sense. I guess ECLiving just haven't updated that section in years.
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    Hillhurst Block | 19m | 4s | Eagle Crest | FAAS Architecture

    The last DP approved for this site was DP2022-07331 approved in January 2024 for a: A New: Fitness Centre, Retail and Consumer Service (1 building); 4-storeys (17 metres) in height; and approximately 1,700 square metres in size. The current Land Use District allows for this type of development...
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    Frontier | 30m | 8s | Truman | S2 Architecture

    Is that the final colour of the glass? Or is there some film on it to protect it during construction? The glass seems a lot more green than the renders, more like condos built 15 years ago.
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    Water main break discussion

    It's all about incentives, pricing and economics works! Vancouver has high water usage because many homes there are not metered, only 6% were metered in 2019. They have many more older homes (regulation and costs really minimize infills there) which won't get metered for 30 years according to...
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    Green Line LRT | ?m | ?s | Calgary Transit

    But if they spend so much money doing underground and have nothing left for the Centre N and Seton extensions for 20 years, is it even worth doing the line?
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    Green Line LRT | ?m | ?s | Calgary Transit

    The challenge with relying on 2016 analysis is that Calgary was just hit with an oil price crisis. Population growth was fairly muted from 2016-2021, which has skyrocketed in the last few years and the SE area has pretty high suburban density, with stacked townhomes and condos. The deep SE areas...
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    Water main break discussion

    I thought this may be counteracted by the fact household sizes are smaller (people having less children and slower family formation) but that doesn't seem to be the case, with household size steady at 2.6 for 20 years. The change in housing style, and more apartments would definitely reduce...
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    Alberta Provincial Politics

    Just one poll of 801 people, but NDP support in Edmonton down to its lowest in a long time, only up 2 pts vs NDP. Alberta's economy is pretty strong, and Smith has been fairly restrained (budget definitely came in higher than expected). The gap will definitely narrow when an election nears...
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    Calgary Event Centre | 36.85m | 11s | CSEC | HOK

    Doesn't seem like it - "it will not be brought into the new arena; the Flames said it will be replaced by yet another scoreboard designed specifically for that purpose." It's being called the "Sportsnet Scoreboard", so I think that logo is permanent and not a screen

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