In all fairness I didn’t know ‘Oriental’ was a racist term either until just now after Googling it."a new rooftop patio designed in an Oriental style"? 1975 called, and they want both their racist terminology and good ol' boys network back. Put this bozo out to pasture already.
All about 200m from a shiny and new LRT station (designed with heavy CMLC involvement) at Victoria Park lauded for increasingly it's accessibility. What a waste of energy for a modest park improvement. With all the car-orientation of their projects (Platform, Stampede Trail, 17 Ave extension, new car-accommodating underpasses randomly proposed) CLMC is quickly revealing itself to be remarkably car-enabling in some of our best walkable opportunity areas.Some good things; a better set of activations -- skateboard park, basketball/pickleball, dog park. Parks in locations that don't get natural foot traffic need attractions.
But I don't know which of these facts is more depressing:
1). A park expansion manages to be roughly 1/3 parking stalls, despite the fact that it's adjacent to a parking lot
2). A park on the busy east-west cycletrack has only half as many bike parking spaces as it has electric vehicle parking spaces, never mind the 100 ordinary parking spaces nextdoor.
This is greenwashing at it's finest; creating a methane gas vehicle filling station and pretending it's a park.
As someone with an “oriental” background, I’ll offer my two cents. It depends on the person, and the context. It isn’t racist to me, but more misguided or improper. There are some very specific racist terms that have been used for people from my part of the world and the people using them are purposely being racist, but when someone refers to me as “oriental” or even “Asian”, I think if it as misguided, or mislabelled.In all fairness I didn’t know ‘Oriental’ was a racist term either until just now after Googling it.
Overly dramatic title for not dramatic development.During his studies at the University of Calgary, Jim Mitchell took a position with Colliers to learn as much as he could about commercial real estate. He…calgaryherald.com
Somebody tell Oriental Phoenix!As someone with an “oriental” background, I’ll offer my two cents. It depends on the person, and the context. It isn’t racist to me, but more misguided or improper. There are some very specific racist terms that have been used for people from my part of the world and the people using them are purposely being racist, but when someone refers to me as “oriental” or even “Asian”, I think if it as misguided, or mislabelled.
Regardless of how long it takes to charge, it's bizarro to include parking of any sort in an urban park in a dense neighbourhood like this.Enoch Park, one of Calgary’s Beltline greenspaces, could be getting major upgrades later this summer for both local area residents and for visitors to the downtown. Among the changes proposed…livewirecalgary.com
Seems like a good proposal, other than the EV charging stations seem pointless (i.e. no-one is going to hang out at an inner city park for four plus hours to charge their car). Would be even better if the proposal included the entire block. I'm unsure who owns the eastern section of the block as that was once a hotel/gym proposal.
Absolutely, if you look at the proposal drawing it is bolt down bollards, paint, planter boxes, picnic tables and shipping containers. Should be a great and fairly cheap change to the area. This will get more people out using the park and eliminate 100+ parking stalls in the short term while still leaving the site ready for a full redevelopment in the future when the demand is there.I'm assuming this is more of a temporary activation of the existing parking lot rather than an actual expansion of the park. I.e. this portion of the lot will still be developed at some point in the future.
I saw those too, but was too far away to get a good look.It was hard to get a good picture because of the construction fencing, but some interesting lighting standards and a bunch of decorative posts being added around the Eau Claire construction site. Looks intriguing.