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Old Posted May 14, 2014, 7:09 PM
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That's pretty fucked, and what a stupid thing to base the perceived condo demand on! Ooop, people ain't buying these mansion million $ condos, must mean no one in this city wants to live in a condo. Idiots
Indeed, hopefully they'll experiment with mid-range condos downtown. However it may be a few years before downtown Red Deer is seen as viable to prospective buyers. The area has a stigma of being a bit... rough. Fortunately in the last few years the area has been almost completely cleaned up, but I think people still feel uneasy about it.
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Aha! Some news after quite a few weeks of silence. The city's new website has a cool new news feature (that was a lot of "news" in one sentence). They're saying that demolition of the old abandoned buildings along the river on the south side of downtown is happening... Soon. Here, I'll like the article: http://www.reddeer.ca/whats-happenin...verlands-.html
This, along with the reconstruction of some of the main roadway that go through that area means re-development (IE construction) in no far off, maybe next year even!
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The stats nerd in me is getting reallly antsy to see the results of Red Deer's municipal census! Could Alberta finally have its 3rd municipality over 100 000?


Also, in response to TriWolf's first comment on this page, yeah... most people have preconceptions about downtowns, and until recently, most downtowns on this continent had really bad raps, with very little residential population. Thankfully that is changing. Even the fact that Red Deer has built these mansion style condos downtown is a good sign... the city is thinking forward and trying to densify. Most cities under 100 000 wouldn't even be talking about something like that, let alone actively working towards it. I think with the improvements done to the core over the last few years, it will start to become a more attractive place for people to want to live. Now that the streets have been improved, the city should focus on enhancing the inner-city parks, and also attracting/hosting festivals in the downtown. Bring people down there, show them that it's safe, beautiful, fun, with amenities all around, and they will come.

And great news about the demolition of that industrial area. Perhaps Red Deer's future equivalent to Calgary's East Village?
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The stats nerd in me is getting reallly antsy to see the results of Red Deer's municipal census! Could Alberta finally have its 3rd municipality over 100 000?


Also, in response to TriWolf's first comment on this page, yeah... most people have preconceptions about downtowns, and until recently, most downtowns on this continent had really bad raps, with very little residential population. Thankfully that is changing. Even the fact that Red Deer has built these mansion style condos downtown is a good sign... the city is thinking forward and trying to densify. Most cities under 100 000 wouldn't even be talking about something like that, let alone actively working towards it. I think with the improvements done to the core over the last few years, it will start to become a more attractive place for people to want to live. Now that the streets have been improved, the city should focus on enhancing the inner-city parks, and also attracting/hosting festivals in the downtown. Bring people down there, show them that it's safe, beautiful, fun, with amenities all around, and they will come.

And great news about the demolition of that industrial area. Perhaps Red Deer's future equivalent to Calgary's East Village?


You are indeed spot on with the festivals, Ross Street hosts an all summer long patio event each year with live music one a month, and there's also the weekly huge farmer's market (also downtown). Additionally there are 2 or three art galleries, there will soon be another opening up in the old Metropolitan Hardware building which is being renovated into loft/studio apartments on the upper floor and art kiosks on the lower level.
As for street improvements, 55th st is currently being completely overhauled, as it's been totally ripped up. By the end of the year, 55th utilities will have been upgraded from the 6 decade old infrastructure so it can better serve (traffic and utilities) for the dozen+ 3-8 storey apartment buildings down the street, as well as the Riverlands and Railyards.
Then there's also Taylor/Ross St intersection, which should be finished by the fall, and the new 67th St/30th Ave intersection in the north-east corner that's part of the Northland Drive project (similar to Taylor Dr) to connect south east Red Deer with north west Red Deer, as well as help deal with the increase in traffic in the north east corner, which within will be area of most growth in Red Deer for the next 10-20 years.

http://www.reddeer.ca/media/reddeerc...Ridge-2012.pdf

http://www.reddeer.ca/media/reddeerc...South-2013.pdf

http://www.reddeer.ca/media/reddeerc...stone-2012.pdf

http://www.reddeer.ca/media/reddeerc...North-2013.pdf

Sorry for the info overload :p
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New census data is in, Red Deer now sits at 98,585. Drat, just shy of 100,000
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Sone of a bitch! I was sure they'd be over 100 000 this year!
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Sone of a bitch! I was sure they'd be over 100 000 this year!
Me too -_- Oh well, next year for sure eh?
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Definitely next year!!!


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Behind Alberta’s two biggest cities, Red Deer is forecast to see 865 starts on a variety of home types in 2014, 10 per cent more than the 784 homes in 2013.
Wooot!

Full story: http://www.calgaryherald.com/busines...609/story.html
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Wow, sorry it's been so long since I've been on here XD
Unfortunately I don't have any pictures today, but I do know that the Taylor drive intersection is nominally re-opened, as is 55th street. Both are major infrastructure projects that are paving the way to re-developing the area west of downtown. In addition to the road construction, the old city civic buildings have finally been demolished.
As for building construction, about 1.5 x 1.5 Km of streets, basements and infrastructure is going up in the city's north-east corner just off 67th st and 30th ave.
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Just a quick update on the completion of the Taylor Dr/Ross St intersection upgrades, and old civic yards demolition.

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I noticed the other day that the steel pilings have been inserted on the hospital's new 5 level parkade. I'll try to swing by there some time soon to get a pic or two.
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Rendering of Saputo's expansion project. Not sure when/if construction will begin, as it was supposed to begin last spring, but did not. Though they may have delayed construction until the road construction and utilities upgrades in the area were complete.
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Assisted living housing on Taylor Dr just off 67th st. Scheduled for 2016 completion.



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TriWolf! I would really appreciate it if you could post some of your shots of Red Deer! Or even just a link to your FlickR account! The photo you have as your avatar looks like an awesome shot!
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TriWolf! I would really appreciate it if you could post some of your shots of Red Deer! Or even just a link to your FlickR account! The photo you have as your avatar looks like an awesome shot!
Gladly! I'll have to set that up!
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http://www.reddeeradvocate.com/busin...296832151.html

So the Saputo Cheese plant downtown is finally gearing up for some construction work. Though it sounds like by the Advocate article, the 'highrise style" structure has been scrapped and replaced with thee 75 foot tall 'silos'. Although, the city's planning commission stated that the new design will have a "less industrial look" whatever that means, since the early design doesn't look industrial at all.
It's somewhat disappointing, since it's trading off a 35 meter or so building for a trio of silos. XD

Though what's odd is that the mayor said this about new project (quote): “I think this application not only accommodates business expansion, it transitions us into a more commercial aesthetic.” whatever that means. It's not like industrial silos fit in to a downtown setting, but whatever, they may put up a render when the site gets set up in the coming months. ugh, these silos' are going to be even taller than Telus's downtown office building, so they're going to be a very prominent eyesore- I MEAN feature.
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Red Deer's finally broken the 100,000 mark.
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Congrats Red Deer, on to bigger and better things are a growing municipality.
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