One6 | ?m | 5s | Strategic Group | NORR

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Surrealplaces

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Strategic's 106 unit residential project.
http://www.strategicgroup.ca/property/one-six/

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DiscoStu

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What a total dog. And in a fairly visible location too. This is one of those projects where I'd rather they just not build anything, than have to look at this for the next few decades.
 

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Not the prettiest girl on the dance floor, and I understand your line of thinking, but disagree in this one case. I see that lot as a challenge to develop, and was expecting it to sit empty for my lifetime, so I'm happy to see this instead of an dirt lot. Also it might not turn out as bad as the rendering. Here's hoping.
 

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Yeah it's no looker, but it's better than the jack squat that used to be there.
 

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Personally, I think sometimes nothing is better than something...especially when that something will be there for the next half a century. Eg...all the Pointe of View towers in the West Village.

Standards...let's have them.
 

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Oh for sure. I'm just not confident that 16th ave is ever going to amount to much, so I'll take a "D" grade building over and "F" grade lot. And it is made of wood. You can always consider arson. o_O
 

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Personally, I think sometimes nothing is better than something...especially when that something will be there for the next half a century. Eg...all the Pointe of View towers in the West Village.

Standards...let's have them.

True, but to what end? At some point level of design becomes personal opinion. This is only my own opinion, but I would rather this than the empty lot. I'm not saying you're wrong, somewhere in the mix there should be minimum standards, but it's a tough place to draw a line and set a precedent.
 

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I agree that design standards are a murky line at best, but at some point in becomes obviously bad. This is on par with the Torode project in Inglewood or Tarjan Place. I'll take living with the strip mall for another 5 years and have someone try again later.

I'm not saying we have to turn into Vancouver and their design approval boards, but let's at least have a little self respect! It's one thing if it was tucked away in some unseen dank corner of the city, but this is a fairly prominent intersection.

16th is becoming a wasteland of ugly. The nicest looking thing on it may be the Home Depot!
 

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16th has been a wasteland of ugly ever since I can remember ;) I know where you're coming from though, I may disagree with you on this particular development, but the city needs more people with your point of view.
 

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The cladding is actually turning out a better than I had anticipated. I still can't do any more than shrug at it, but at least it isn't coming out as nightmarish as those Fish Creek residence towers.
 

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Reminds me a lot of the recently complete Torode Inglewood project, but I prefer these colors, and considering the location I'm mostly happy with it.
 

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This is turning out great compared to the renders! :)
 

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Thanks for the update Alex, I can't tell from the pictures, but is the cladding aluminum paneling?
 

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