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Rumour: architects from Gensler and Pappageorge Haymes spotted entering Brookfield Res office with drawings/files marked Market Street - Top Secret...
It's top secret, but if you were to have a guess as to what part of the city Market Street would be built in, what would your guess be?
 

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Interesting tweet . People wonder why so much development is happening in greenfield areas. There are a few reasons, but this is part of it. I also think of a project like Glo getting refusal, and can't help but think the city still isn't that serious about increasing density in the inner city.

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Glo is a good example. Maybe the project wasn't great, and yeah it was over the height limit a bit, but it was hardly out of context for that area. Refusals for that location should be for developers wanting to build a 15 storey tower, not something one storey over the limit.

It seems like the city can't get out of its own way.
Interesting tweet . People wonder why so much development is happening in greenfield areas. There are a few reasons, but this is part of it. I also think of a project like Glo getting refusal, and can't help but think the city still isn't that serious about increasing density in the inner city.

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Kensington's getting dense!
Great photo of the urban density. It's the kind of angle that most people not familiar with the city (including some residents) would not think we would have based on our reputation. All the difficulties of redevelopment aside, I can't wait for similar angles of mid/high-rise density being increasingly available along what are today largely suburban areas in the coming years and decades (Brentwood - U of C - Banff Trail; MRU - Currie Barracks Marda Loop - South Calgary) .
 

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Does anyone have any info on the President Apts proposal?


It might just be conversion to retail, but the description is pretty vague.
A proposal from around 2007 would have built a tower on the site, preserving the existing building as sort of a podium. While the density would have been an improvement, from my memory of the rendering, the overall design was a mess. All I could find was this blurred out image:

I did find mention in a David Parker article. Someone with more patience (and skill) may be able to find the old development permit.

Maybe there is a new proposal.
 
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From what I can gather, this proposal is to infill the existing parking lot west of the existing apartment building. I walked by the development permit signage the other night and I believe the proposal called for a 6-storey development.
 
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