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My wife always talks about how the workers at the Tim Horton's drive through on 16th & Edmonton Trail are the happiest and friendliest in the city. I tell her it's because of the nice downtown view they have out the drive through window. I went a couple times and can confirm, very friendly and the view of Telus Sky while waiting for coffee is A+.
 

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One of the empty lots in Marda Loop, the former site of the Mazaya sheesha lounge has a big SOLD sign on it. Hopefully something interesting goes in there. Or maybe co-op is trying to buy up that entire block.

Is this the “Prairie Block” site?


It’d be great if that entire block was redeveloped, although I’d like the buildings with the active store fronts on 33 Ave (buildings with Boogies Burgers, K-Thi Vietnamese Cuisine, etc.) to remain if possible!
 

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Is this the “Prairie Block” site?


It’d be great if that entire block was redeveloped, although I’d like the buildings with the active store fronts on 33 Ave (buildings with Boogies Burgers, K-Thi Vietnamese Cuisine, etc.) to remain if possible!
That's the one.
 

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That's the one.

Hopefully that means something will happen with that site! I quite like the renderings for Prairie Block and had been holding out hope that it would be built one day, but I’d be more than happy with a master planned block!

Ideal situation is that if they do redevelop the whole block, they improve the active frontage on 33 Ave, add active frontage on 34 Ave and 20 St, create the “Festival Street” on 21 St as suggested in the Streetscape Master Plan, and maybe, just maybe, Co-Op creates a public space or adds public art to the corner of 33 Ave and 20 St.

One challenge for a full development of the block will be relocation of the cell tower behind Prairie Block, but not insurmountable.
 

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I found this list from 2017 of apartment units under construction. Is there any updated list somewhere?
I don't have numbers for total housing starts in Calgary from 2011 onward, but here is what we are looking at as far as units in buildings over 5 storeys. Housing starts in total would have to be ~90,000 to achieve the same 6% so I'm guessing the percentage has been much higher lately.

Here is a list of buildings 5+ floors that were completed after the 2011 census, but before the 2016 census.
Guardian (2) 650 units
Aura (2) 312 units
Portfolio 218 units
Smith 130
Bridgeland Crossings 300
The River 42
Outlook 175
Drake 128
Metropolitan 430
Pules+Fuse 284
Alura 220 units
Keynote II 247 units
Luna 218
University City (4) 720 units
Groves at Monterrey 508 units
Calla 164 units
Live on Park 156 units
Lusso 20 units
Elements 48 units
First 196 units
Glenmore Gardens 144 units
Casel 60 units
Total 5374 units

Here are the buildings completed after or still u/c since the 2016 census.
Versus 450
Mark 274
1215 137 units
Park Point 288 units
6th and 10th 230 units
Avenue 319 units
Parkside 355 units
Concord 113 units
Telus Sky 326
Lido 72 units
INK 119
That Hat 221
Verve 291 units
N3 167 units
The Royal 223 units
Fifteen 15 148 units
Centre Green 26 units
Vogue 232 units
Ezra 100 units
Underwood Tower 192 units
Centro 79 units
Manor at Fish Creek 277 units
The Kensington 77 units
Radius 200 units
Total 4918 units
 

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Prairie Block is a nice little proposal. It'd be nice to see a collection of small individual buildings similar to Prairie Block go up on some other blocks along 33rd
I agree, praise block would be great for the area. Theres a lot of modern/ultra-modern buildings and houses going up in the area so this would fit right in. I especially like the large tall windows at street level.
 

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We have about 5000 or more units under construction at the moment in the inner city alone. All the ones in the top half of this new list are inner city except the University District stuff, West District, and Westman.


For the new unit count to be included in 2021...

Bridgeland Hill - 101 units
Victory and Venture - 87 units
Liftt - 39 units
Aspen and Bow - 93 units
Avli - 64 units
Southbank - 69 units
Irvine - 60 units
Mission 17 - 57 units
Duke - 51 units
The George - 85 units
Park Central - 462 units
SODO - 305 units
UPTEN - 379 units
The Hat 7 Avenue - 66 units
Brio - 163 units
The Hub - 328 units
Switch - 19 units
Grow - 20 units
Avenue 33 - 36 units
Coco - 76 units
Palfreyville - 19 units
Marda - 66 units
The Edward - 95 units
Columbus Court - 104 units
Marquee - 138 units
ONE6 - 103 units
Bridgeland Crossings II - 143 units
Mantra - 33 units
Aria - 288 units
Giordano - 73 units
The Windsor - 105 units
Cube - 65 units
Maple - 95 units
Westman Village - 862 units
West District - ~500
(Combined various ones along 17 Ave N) - ~400
Subtotal - 5649 units


Versus - 450 units
Mark - 274 units
1215 - 137 units
Park Point - 288 units
6th and 10th - 230 units
Avenue - 319 units
Parkside - 355 units
Concord - 113 units
Telus Sky - 326 units
Lido - 72 units
INK - 119 units
That Hat - 221 units
Verve - 291 units
N3 - 167 units
The Royal - 223 units
Fifteen 15 - 148 units
Centre Green - 26 units
Vogue - 232 units
Ezra - 100 units
Underwood Tower - 192 units
Centro - 79 units
Manor at Fish Creek - 277 units
The Kensington - 77 units
Radius - 200 units
Subtotal - 4918 units


*Likely* be ready for occupancy before May...

Annex - 104 units
Arris East - 200
West Village One - 277
Curtis Block I & II - 700
Redstone - 137 units
933 5 Avenue SW - 74 units
August - 120 units
The Victoria - 90 units
Capella - 142 units
Subtotal - 1844 units


Total - 12,411



And this doesn't even include all the multifamily stuff in the city, just the inner city and denser outer stuff. There's probably double this amount. For the 2021 census, our population density in the urban area will probably increase by over 100/km2 (currently 2,111/km2). Probably even more since virtually all of our development, even SFH, happened within the confines of the urban area (which for Calgary is smaller than the municipal boundaries, unlike other cities).
 
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