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  1. ByeByeBaby

    Calgary Transit

    Both platforms have a midpoint access ramp, sloping from the middle of the platform down to the north end.
  2. ByeByeBaby

    Sunnyside Redevelopment Project | ?m | ?s | One Properties |

    This site desperately needs a pedestrian/bike crossing of the railroad near the north end, connecting to 35th Ave on the east side of the tracks. The residential component of the project is about a 1100m walk from the main street in Bowness (1300m today without the multi-use path parallel to the...
  3. ByeByeBaby

    Urban Development and Proposals Discussion

    I think that taking a picture for your social media is the main source of fun you can have in this cool new space. I haven't yet been, but as near as I can tell from all photos of the park, you get a somewhat different view (and can be photographed in front of it), and there's some signs pretty...
  4. ByeByeBaby

    Calgary's Beltline

    In my ideal world, Tomkins Park is 50% larger; there's a parkade under it with a traffic calmed shared street entrance from 7th St, and 16th Ave is replaced by park/plaza all the way to the shops in Mount Royal Village. The added parking capacity here also enables a wider sidewalk on 17th Ave...
  5. ByeByeBaby

    General Construction Updates

    That's sure a bold claim; can you please provide a citation?
  6. ByeByeBaby

    General Construction Updates

    Nothing unusual there today; it's a mostly fenced off pay parking lot (entrance on 10th St), like it has been for years. The stall markings are pretty bright looking; perhaps they were being touched up?
  7. ByeByeBaby

    Calgary Bike Lanes and Bike Paths

    End of October this year (it was end of September last year). While on the subject, the City is looking for public comment on the scooter pilot here.
  8. ByeByeBaby

    Calgary | West Village Towers | 150m | 41s | Cidex Group | NORR Dubai Yahya Jan

    I wish they'd hired the more talented architect who designed the boring-but-competent middle of this project to design the top and the bottom parts as well.
  9. ByeByeBaby

    Urban Development and Proposals Discussion

    Hilarious logo! Three very distinctive buildings, none of which are in the plans. (Psst, London is thataway. -> )
  10. ByeByeBaby

    Midtown Station | Multiple Buildings | IBI Group | Midtown Station

    Hilarious logo! Three very distinctive buildings, none of which are in the plans. (Psst, London is thataway. -> )
  11. ByeByeBaby

    Calgary real estate market

    Castello is interesting; huge balconies but they really went in on the showers being a glass box in the master bedroom, which is an... interesting choice. I like having a door between the bedroom and bathroom if for no other reason than I often go to bed later than my wife, and she wakes up...
  12. ByeByeBaby

    Mayor Naheed Nenshi's Calgary

    If you take away the grandstanding, the stunts and the views of the Manning Centre, is there literally anything else left, other than a middle aged white man who owns a few suits?
  13. ByeByeBaby

    Urban Development and Proposals Discussion

    The stage faces pretty much west, a little bit to the south maybe. Here's the setup last Stampede. (The grey boxes near the stage were risers for seating). It's a pretty small stage; nowhere near the size of the Coke, as it exists right now. The teal arc I drew is roughly 30m, which is about...
  14. ByeByeBaby

    Calgary | TELUS Sky | 222m | 60s | Westbank | Bjarke Ingels Group

    They have pretty insane lease rates. Before the incentives, the units on RentFaster are in the $3.10-3.30 per square foot per month range; I think only ParkCentral is at that rate. After the incentive is included, they drop to $2.60-2.75 per sf, which is only a bit higher than other high end...
  15. ByeByeBaby

    Sunalta Heights | 88m | 27s | Housing One | S2 Architecture

    The free fare zone should expand by one stop in all directions (maybe two on the red line southbound); it would help stimulate economic activity in a bunch of dense inner city communities and struggling main streets basically for free.
  16. ByeByeBaby

    Calgary Regional Rail Transit

    In layman's terms what is Hyperloop/Transpod? It is a hybrid system that combines some key aspects of bullshit, and some of Engineer's Disease, the syndrome where someone who is competent in one technical field decides they must be competent in all technical fields (not unique to engineers...
  17. ByeByeBaby

    Urban Development and Proposals Discussion

    Whose perception of accessibility? It's not implausible that traffic volumes past businesses in this block would increase with the option 2 cycle track; it's just the number of wheels that would be different. There's over 1000 cyclists bypassing Chinatown every day along the river; around 25,000...
  18. ByeByeBaby

    Urban Development and Proposals Discussion

    I don't see how the cycle track option on this block is damaging, could you please elaborate? The design I see keeps the wide sidewalks, keeps every single one of the many driveway, alley and sidewalk loading zone accesses (half a dozen in one block!) and keeps all of the parking; the main...
  19. ByeByeBaby

    General Construction Updates

    Calgary's never done Transit Oriented Development; they've done Transit Proximate Development, where you slap something within an 800m circle of an LRT station and call it a day. If there was one amenity that I could place near every LRT station it would be a supermarket; they're the most...
  20. ByeByeBaby

    RNDSQR Block | 45m | 12s | RNDSQR | 5468796 Architecture

    Don't sell them short, they could be against more if more projects were proposed.