Agreed, I think ASI has the right idea and has a real vision for what they want to achieve on 17th Ave. I think the more developments they complete, the more lessons learned the better they will get at executing successful developments (that look good and function well). Looking at the Scotia Block and Sentinel Block at 17 Ave & 14 St, I do hope they can be a catalyst to improve the pedestrian realm and traffic calm that intersection by the time they get around to developing it. The interaction with the public realm at National Block reno and in the renderings for The Fifth look solid, so fingers crossed.
ASI are already on their 2nd contractor for this project. First it was IMG Design Build and now it is Q Construction. Seems to be a pattern with them. I think there were at least three G.C.'s on The Windsor.