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Urban Development and Proposals Discussion

gsunnyg

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Some significant density proposed in Saddle Ridge, off of 52nd Street NE is going to CPC next week.
Report: https://pub-calgary.escribemeetings.com/filestream.ashx?DocumentId=97721
DP Drawings: https://pub-calgary.escribemeetings.com/filestream.ashx?DocumentId=97722
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Thats awesome. Ive spent a lot of my years in that area. Taradale, Saddleridge, and Martindale have to be easily the most vibrant suburban communities in Calgary although Seton and newer communities will eventually overtake them.
 

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One of the scariest corners to stand at on 8th.

This exactly. 5 vehicle lanes (1 of which is just a permanently empty centre-median, all of which are under-utilized 20+ hours a day) while the sidewalk is so narrow (and sloped at the corner) that two people can barely pass each other (assuming they are able-bodied and not using a mobility device or with a stroller). Also, the blind corner AND having a street signal pole right around it further restricting movement. Oh and it's an advanced green turn for vehicles north on 8th Street to west on 11th Ave so pedestrians crossing 11th Ave have to wait even longer than the excessively long 11th Ave westbound signal phase. Cool cool cool, totally cool.

8th Street SW needs a re-do harder every time I look at it. It's an embarrassment, dangerous and hilariously out-of-date by current local transportation demands and accessibility standards.
 
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You could say that about half the streets downtown. It's quite clear which transportation mode has had the priority in this city... 5th is one that I've always been amazed about how narrow the sidewalks are.
https://www.google.ca/maps/@51.0436...PwULeoiA8FbkYbtEWO5g!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en
Another one with an amazingly unused centre median. Much better have those cars gently shift their lanes back together at low speeds than give pedestrians enough space to pass each other without stepping on the roadway - in front of those same cars.
 

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Here is one that is in Montgomery (DP is currently in advertising):
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It is called Montgomery Square, by Eagle Crest Construction. It is across the street (to the east) from the building with Notables in it:

This, coupled with the Main Streets Streetscape plan for Bowness Road will really help transform Montgomery further:
 

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Not sure if most of you consider it Urban or not, but does anyone have any details on the 3 x 13 story proposal in Quarry Park by the Co-Op?
 

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Not sure if most of you consider it Urban or not, but does anyone have any details on the 3 x 13 story proposal in Quarry Park by the Co-Op?
Yup definitely urban development. I haven't heard of anything in Quarry Park? Do you mean a a proposal by Quarry Bay in conjunction with CO-OP? There are 4 I think (Dalhousie, Brentwood, Oakridge, and 16th Ave NE)
 

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Yup definitely urban development. I haven't heard of anything in Quarry Park? Do you mean a a proposal by Quarry Bay in conjunction with CO-OP? There are 4 I think (Dalhousie, Brentwood, Oakridge, and 16th Ave NE)
No, it is a three tower residential project in Quarry Park, located to the south of the market. Here is the DP:
 

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Some stuff proposed for Currie Barracks, let's hope it gets off the ground as so far the single family homes that have been built aren't matching the overall vision that was promoted about 5 years ago.
An assisted living / seniors care project, called Currie Green, 3 buildings, and the renovation of the Officer's Mess:
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And it looks like Anthem United has a condo project planned along the south side of Currie Barracks, next to Mount Royal University. 8 buildings according to the DP description:
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