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The building on 7st and 6 ave, looks kinda cool as skeleton:
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The patio would do fine there on a nice day, Elite's patio usually does fairly well. I think this summer proved that people are fine drinking right beside a busy road with all the temporary closures.
 

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Edmonton Trail isn't as bad a lot of other aterial roads since there's on street parking during off peak hours, effectively making not a whole lot different than say 10th street. Granted the pedestrian realm could be better. But all in all its not a comeplety aweful place for a patio.
 

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Edmonton Trail isn't as bad a lot of other aterial roads since there's on street parking during off peak hours, effectively making not a whole lot different than say 10th street. Granted the pedestrian realm could be better. But all in all its not a comeplety aweful place for a patio.
The setback is insane and a wildly inappropriate tool that shapes development along the corridor - as opposed to a tool that deliberately that shapes development to create a great pedestrian realm and urban environment. The traffic and actual roadway width are actually quite reasonable - no extra-wide outside lanes for no reason, no long turning bays, few if any slip lanes cutting into the sidewalk. If we spend a bit of time on adding more intersections and giving better crossings for pedestrians we'd be in really good shape. The fact that the current roadway is quite reasonable and works okay is actually a key reason why the setback is so insane in the first place - because we would never need it.

The setback thing is more frustrating because we have all this space but refuse to use for things that would actually be good. This project is yet another one that gives us a shiny new building but maintains the 1m wide completely ridiculous sidewalk width. But we get a weird paved area + a few trees and a hypothetical patio.
 

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God, I hate the Edmonton Trail setbacks so much. I knew what street it was on the instant I saw the rendering. A patio will be hard to pull off next to an arterial road with large volumes of fast moving traffic. Anyone know how Elite Brewing's patio is doing?

I love their patio, it's doing fine.
 

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Preparing for installation of the staircase, as well as installation of the mid-island bridge.

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Stairs are being installed today. They were on site as of an hour ago. Will get more pics later.

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Yes. Elbow Island Park.
 

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The stairs are now installed! A new park in the neighbourhood for me and my new pup to explore together 😄

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Also, what is happening to the shred left of the park on the Mission cliffs? Destroying it once and for all for some other rich c*nt?

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