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A new thread for the Stonebriar residential proposal in Kensington. Two buildings, one 9 storeys, and one at 7 storeys totalling 180 units. A DP and Landuse will be submitted concurrently early in the new year.

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Not the full design of course, but if the design ends up being like the concept, could be very nice. I like the massing, layout and general style of this one. This is one of those where materials can make or break. With good materials, it could be a great little project. It's being designed by McKinley Burkart, so I'm feeling confident :cool:
 

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Say what? Since when!?! This is excellent! Really hope it ends up similar to the concept. 180 units right in the middle of the BRZ! I'll take it!
 

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The rendering of that neighbouring building made me realize that it must be an old railway station (when I saw it in person I assumed it was an old church). Gladstone road used to be a railway, right? I recall reading that somewhere.
 

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I like it. It reminds me of an old retro concrete building from the 70's, but with a modern twist. Assuming the building won't be concrete finish. As for the scale and design, it's spot on.
 

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The rendering of that neighbouring building made me realize that it must be an old railway station (when I saw it in person I assumed it was an old church). Gladstone road used to be a railway, right? I recall reading that somewhere.
It doesn't ring a bell for me, but that would be cool if that was the case. They could call it Gladstone Station.
 

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If it was a "railway" I imagine it was just a streetcar line.
 

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A couple of duplexes and an aging non-descript building will be replaced. Total win! I really hope they get rid of those telephone poles.
 

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Here's a link to the streetview of the location. It's right off Gladstone Road.

https://www.google.ca/maps/place/Ke...605ca02d52d31!8m2!3d51.0526142!4d-114.0871084

From my best guess, there are 24 or 32 units in the existing four buildings that this development is replacing. 180 units is a great net gain.

Unfortunately, all the existing buildings are old (1960s) and subsequently quite cheap. In a small, rich neighbourhood like Hillhurst, that represents a sizable loss of affordable housing stock. I still think the extra density is worth it, we just all should be aware that unlike a vacant parking lot development, this one is coming at a cost of affordable housing.
 
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I didn't realize this one was replacing a sizeable apartment building. That's too bad.
 

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