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Urban Development and Proposals Discussion

Calgcouver

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Would prefer the block with Merchant's get redeveloped, but this one could be good too if it's a proper urban format...
This is a good example of a location that might need to locate the grocery on the second floor, and have CRU's at-grade, as the north, east and south property line's should all be active edges for the most part. Grocery store's require back of house and loading, I hope they don't screw this one up
 

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Looks like you're right, it's the lot across the street to the south. Still a nice lot to develop, and makes more sense given the size of the lot. Popeye's looks like it might have actually been a grocery store at one time.


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This is great news, I was wondering what would come from Marda Loop's core address, I imagine it was a highly sought after parcel given all the other interest in the area for the past decades. Co-op has some more to prove on the execution side, however if they find a good partner and lean into the urban format vibe they are working on, this could be a real hub of the pocket of pedestrian-oriented urbanism forming there.

It's been fun to watch Co-op realize that it generates huge value to the community as the forest of condos and apartments around Midtown Co-op grow thicker and thicker. Of course, it's always multiple factors, but someone could (and has based on their actions) develop a narrative that Midtown's existence has helped spur like 3,000 apartments units within a block and $1B of investment that Co-op is now trying to capture in future development. Co-op is becoming an interesting case of that never-ending debate of whether investment spurs growth vs. growth spurs investment.
 
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Does anyone know the story behind this property? 39 acres next to Edworthy Park for $12.7M. It's got a fairly nondescript 4bd home on it that you can see from the Trans-Canada:
Too bad the economy wasn't better, would be great for some philanthropist to snag that and donate it to the city to expand Edworthy.
 

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Does anyone know the story behind this property? 39 acres next to Edworthy Park for $12.7M. It's got a fairly nondescript 4bd home on it that you can see from the Trans-Canada:
If memory serves correctly, this was the site of a proposed private club (a la Glencoe or Winter Club). The old websites seem inactive, but here is the old thread from SSP:
 

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DC stands for Direct Control. It basically means the rules from a stock land use district would not apply for what they hope to achieve, and so they need to make a modification to them for this specific parcel of land.

Also, while it may be a grass field in its current state (and perhaps always has been), it is not a public park, it is a privately held piece of property that the owner has a right to develop.
 

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Yeah ... Eagle Crest must have a dozen or more projects planned around the city. Any of them under construction?
 

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Hey just wondering if anyone had a chance to attend the open house at the U of C for the sneak peak of the design of the new Mathison Hall?
 

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