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DougB

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What happened to the plan for the Century Park tower? The developer did a land swap with the City and I believe the tower site was adjacent to the LRT station.
 

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The development permit was approved (can't seem to see it on development map, but remember seeing it at CPC in fall 2017). Since it was an office building, I can only assume there is zero market for it, so the project has been shelved.
 

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I think they have been using it as a staging area for construction, but not sure if any tower construction (pre-construction) is occurring. It looks like it has just been leveled and stripped of sod.
 

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There is most definitely no tower preconstruction occurring. It is a staging area for the park revitalization. If we are lucky, that parcel will be made a grassy area leased to the city until the tower goes ahead in the years ahead.
 

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I wasn’t thinking the tower was under construction. More that the park construction seems to encompass the tower site so maybe the tower plan is dead.
 

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The tower is dead but the landownership won’t be. I’m sure it’ll return to a patch of grass like it was for a short period before it became the staging area.

I wasn’t thinking the tower was under construction. More that the park construction seems to encompass the tower site so maybe the tower plan is dead.
 

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I'm fine if the plan for the office tower is dead. If someone wants to build a small residential/mixed use building similar scale to the Hat on 7th with some retail at grade that interacts with 8th street train station, that'd be great.
 

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The tower is dead but the landownership won’t be. I’m sure it’ll return to a patch of grass like it was for a short period before it became the staging area.

It was never a patch of grass, at least not in like a century or more. Before the park revitalization, it was a shitty strip mall, then a shitty gravel lot. Hoping to god that it becomes a temporary part of the park.
 

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Haltcatchfire is correct. For at least one summer before the construction began the site of the future tower had sod laid down to turn it into a grass field and a temporary addition to the park. It was incredible how it changed the dynamic of Century Gardens and left me hoping that the City of Calgary would find a way to purchase that parcel and make it a permanent part of the park.
 

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Was walking home from groceries last night and noticed the new mural they are doing on the revitalized Bannermen Block. I really like that they're doing something with that wall.

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