I think the city had its heart in the right place when they started driving toward more density in new subdivisions, but I think the idea is a failure. Parts of Seton look good, and there are things I like about it, but IMO it's a round peg trying to fit into a square hole. Seton/Mahogany area is quite dense, and has some inner city feel to it, but it's still a subdivision with wide highway like artery roads and only two entrances in and out. As a result the area has terrible traffic, and it's not even built out yet.Now lets imagine had all those midrises been built in the inner city instead at the edge of the city, how hype that would have been?! I couldn't even bother to ever visit that area since its so far off. Just another reason I despise this so called "pro density" sham for more greenfield development.
Message to The City: No matter how dense you try and make these neighborhoods, they're still auto-oriented, auto dependent neighborhoods, and making them denser only worsens them. Yes, the LRT will be there some day, but still won't help. I know it's higher tax dollars/sq km but still. The city would be better to try and look for solutions to add more development in the inner city. If they had have found a way to have all these buildings built in an established area near an existing LRT station, we wouldn't be spending 5 billion on getting one out there.