That has its own problems. The main one is that the developer bought the land as already upzoned in a competitive bid situation from the city, which squeezes the margin enough to kill projects.Westbrook
I agree. However I think there is already a plan to develop that area with condos. I think an excellent inspiration for that lot east of Chinook would be the Park Royal redevelopment which occurred in West Vancouver in the last decade. It could be an urban village that will tie together nicely with Midtown Station.That's one ambitious looking concept. I'd like if it began a block north and was tied into Chinook Centre.
This area is ready for development though. I can see it progressing very nicely once they get started.I like the idea. However my only concern is that other major 'midtown' type developments are already in the works for Calgary and yet seem not to be going anywhere. Currie and Westbrook being two prime examples. Not to mention U/D which is well underway. I guess my concern would be around whether there's really much of a market for it? Maybe in 30 years when some of these others have hopefully been completed.
At the intersection of 2 busy roads, surrounded on 3 sides by warehouse development, and nowhere near a major park? It might be a good location for office development, if Calgary ever sees that again, but it would be a poor place to live.This is a far superior location to Currie or Westbrook though.
It depends on your situation. Personally I would prefer Westbrook or Currie, but I can see why this would appeal to some. If you’re a couple where one person works downtown and one person works in a suburban location this works very well. Also the shopping and retail options are better than Westbrook or Currie.At the intersection of 2 busy roads, surrounded on 3 sides by warehouse development, and nowhere near a major park? It might be a good location for office development, if Calgary ever sees that again, but it would be a poor place to live.