HomeDiagramsDatabaseMapsForum
     

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Regional Sections > Canada > Atlantic Provinces > St. John's


Reply

 
Thread Tools Display Modes
     
     
     
     
  #1  
Old Posted Feb 25, 2013, 6:10 PM
jeddy1989's Avatar
jeddy1989 jeddy1989 is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: St. John's, NL
Posts: 2,714
[St. John's] Tiffany Condos | 2x58m | 2x16 Floors | Approved

This is the area:



Here's the proposal









http://www.stjohns.ca/sites/default/...any%20Lane.pdf

Two 16 floor Condo buildings in Tiffany Estates.
__________________
-Where Once They Stood-
-We Stand-

Last edited by jeddy1989; Mar 12, 2013 at 12:05 PM.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #2  
Old Posted Mar 1, 2013, 4:30 AM
Architype's Avatar
Architype Architype is online now
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Canada
Posts: 7,440
The project (stage 2) is referred to in the LUAR as the "Tiffany Village Condos at Tiffany Estates", but is also referred to as just "Condos at Tiffany Estates". I have seen reference to some other buildings or developments in that area which also use "Tiffany" in the name; this could eventually get confusing, so I hope they can come up with some more distinctive names for the individual buildings.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #3  
Old Posted Mar 1, 2013, 10:36 AM
mrjanejacobs's Avatar
mrjanejacobs mrjanejacobs is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Toronto
Posts: 460
I propose the City rename the community "Tiffany" or "Tiffany Village". I would be down with saying, "hey, I live in Tiffany (Village)" - it sounds kind of ostentatious, but that can be ok sometimes. haha
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #4  
Old Posted Mar 1, 2013, 12:32 PM
SignalHillHiker's Avatar
SignalHillHiker SignalHillHiker is offline
I ♣ Baby Seals
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: See post below...
Posts: 28,254
I'm so excited for these buildings to start construction. I can't wait to photograph their progress. They're going to look SO good!
__________________
Note to self: "The plural of anecdote is not evidence."
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #5  
Old Posted Mar 4, 2013, 12:22 PM
statbass statbass is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: St. John's
Posts: 1,571
I just pulled this from the city's website:

Quote:
At Council’s upcoming Regular Meeting to be held on Monday, March 11, 2013, Council is scheduled to make an initial decision on the proposed text amendments to allow the building height at the application property on Tiffany Lane to be increased to 16 storeys. Any persons wishing to comment on the proposed text amendments regarding the building height amendment are requested to send their comments in writing to the City Clerk’s Department by 12 p.m., (noon), Thursday, March 7, 2013 in any of the following ways: (by mail: City Clerk’s Department, City of St. John’s, P.O. Box 908, St. John’s, NL, A1C 5M2; by e-mail or by fax: (709) 576 8474). Any written representations received by the deadline noted will be included in the agenda for the regular meeting of Council on Monday, March 11, 2013, at which time Council is scheduled to make an initial decision on the text amendments. As information, written submissions received will become a matter of public record.
http://www.stjohns.ca/event/applicat...0-tiffany-lane

Let's make sure we all get our letters in on time!
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #6  
Old Posted Mar 4, 2013, 3:42 PM
rthomasd rthomasd is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 394
Quote:
Originally Posted by statbass View Post
I just pulled this from the city's website:



http://www.stjohns.ca/event/applicat...0-tiffany-lane

Let's make sure we all get our letters in on time!
The email is cityclerk@stjohns.ca
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #7  
Old Posted Mar 4, 2013, 10:42 PM
rwspencer38 rwspencer38 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 106
just sent my email
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #8  
Old Posted Mar 4, 2013, 11:26 PM
Townie709's Avatar
Townie709 Townie709 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: St. John's, Newfoundland
Posts: 1,774
I'll fire one off now in a few minutes!
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #9  
Old Posted Mar 4, 2013, 11:47 PM
rthomasd rthomasd is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 394
Quote:
Originally Posted by rwspencer38 View Post
just sent my email
ditto, copied the ward councillor.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #10  
Old Posted Mar 5, 2013, 3:25 AM
Architype's Avatar
Architype Architype is online now
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Canada
Posts: 7,440
One thing of note is that they stated the shadowing effects would have less impact on the neighbouring properties with the new proposal, because of it being fewer buildings.
Also, costs, infrastructure, traffic, etc. would be more efficient with the new proposal.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #11  
Old Posted Mar 5, 2013, 1:21 PM
PoscStudent's Avatar
PoscStudent PoscStudent is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: St. John's
Posts: 3,642
I read this horrible letter to the editor today! Density, what was this guy smoking?

Quote:
Time to look ahead, not back

I’m writing to express my support for the proposed 16-floor Tiffany condominium project.

As a city, we can no longer afford to be afraid of height and density outside of the heritage areas we have a duty to protect.

Stantec indicated in its proposal that increasing the height and density of the buildings makes greater amenities possible and more affordable for future residents. The same is true of our city as a whole.

We simply cannot afford to continue forcing our city to build and pay to maintain suburban sprawl simply because some residents refuse to accept they live in a city and insist on preventing any development for selfish reasons counter-productive to the sustainability and vibrancy of our city as a whole.
Do some residents actually believe they have a right to stop a positive development such as this one because of sight lines or shadows? Stantec even notes in its proposal that shorter buildings will cast a wider shadow that will impact surrounding properties even longer.

To me, that is a primitive way of thinking and one which our city cannot afford to follow.

Rabid anti-development activism such as this is why we are still a city of just 200,000 while other cities with a fraction of our resource wealth, such as Calgary, have grown from smaller than us to more than a million residents in the span of a few decades.

And, as Calgary’s Mayor Naheed Nenshi said when he visited St. John’s, “If you want young people to stay, build a city where young people want to live.”
As a young man in my 30s, I want a smartly planned city with a bright future — not an expanse of single-family, detached homes that spreads from here to Clarenville, where we can’t even get a single condo project approved because of shadows.

I want more walkable, well-planned neighbourhoods like Churchill Square and Pleasantville, and fewer car-dependent neighbourhoods completely devoid of any visible life like Paradise.

There is absolutely nothing wrong with this proposed development. It increases density, brings in much more money for the city, makes servicing these lots in the future more affordable — it is a win/win situation. I will be horrified and deeply disappointed if this proposal isn’t approved for reasons that should be laughed out of any council chambers.

Ryan Crocker
St. John’s
http://www.thetelegram.com/Opinion/L...%2C-not-back/1
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #12  
Old Posted Mar 5, 2013, 1:31 PM
AnUrbanLife's Avatar
AnUrbanLife AnUrbanLife is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 146
Quote:
Originally Posted by PoscStudent View Post
I read this horrible letter to the editor today! Density, what was this guy smoking?


http://www.thetelegram.com/Opinion/L...%2C-not-back/1
Signal is out there mixing it up and kicking ass! I love it. Good job man.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #13  
Old Posted Mar 5, 2013, 1:31 PM
statbass statbass is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: St. John's
Posts: 1,571
Quote:
Originally Posted by PoscStudent View Post
I read this horrible letter to the editor today! Density, what was this guy smoking?


http://www.thetelegram.com/Opinion/L...%2C-not-back/1
Ha ha... awesome letter!
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #14  
Old Posted Mar 5, 2013, 1:44 PM
Copes's Avatar
Copes Copes is offline
Millennial Ascendancy
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: St. John's, NL
Posts: 1,089
Quote:
Originally Posted by PoscStudent View Post
I read this horrible letter to the editor today! Density, what was this guy smoking?


http://www.thetelegram.com/Opinion/L...%2C-not-back/1
Where are these young hooligans coming from? Don't want them in MY city!
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #15  
Old Posted Mar 5, 2013, 7:33 PM
PoscStudent's Avatar
PoscStudent PoscStudent is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: St. John's
Posts: 3,642
Quote:
Originally Posted by Copes View Post
Where are these young hooligans coming from? Don't want them in MY city!
Young? Anyone over 30 is old!
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #16  
Old Posted Mar 5, 2013, 7:50 PM
statbass statbass is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: St. John's
Posts: 1,571
Quote:
Originally Posted by PoscStudent View Post
Young? Anyone over 30 is old!
Now, now... tread lightly!
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #17  
Old Posted Mar 5, 2013, 8:21 PM
Townie709's Avatar
Townie709 Townie709 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: St. John's, Newfoundland
Posts: 1,774
Looks like Signal's letter to the editor got another comment. This one reads

"Amen, brother! I agree 100%. Well said. Bravo. Couldn't have said it any better myself. It's time we stop looking into the past and start wisely planning for the future."

But seeing how it was posted by JEDDY, it's more like your mom telling you you're the best hahaha.

Oh well, any kind of support is good, no matter how close to home it comes from!
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #18  
Old Posted Mar 5, 2013, 8:23 PM
jeddy1989's Avatar
jeddy1989 jeddy1989 is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: St. John's, NL
Posts: 2,714
Quote:
Originally Posted by Townie709 View Post
Looks like Signal's letter to the editor got another comment. This one reads

"Amen, brother! I agree 100%. Well said. Bravo. Couldn't have said it any better myself. It's time we stop looking into the past and start wisely planning for the future."

But seeing how it was posted by JEDDY, it's more like your mom telling you you're the best hahaha.

Oh well, any kind of support is good, no matter how close to home it comes from!
hahahah wasnt me
__________________
-Where Once They Stood-
-We Stand-
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #19  
Old Posted Mar 5, 2013, 1:26 PM
SignalHillHiker's Avatar
SignalHillHiker SignalHillHiker is offline
I ♣ Baby Seals
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: See post below...
Posts: 28,254
Aww, yay! Now, I just hope no one comes with torches and pitchforks...
__________________
Note to self: "The plural of anecdote is not evidence."
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #20  
Old Posted Mar 5, 2013, 1:29 PM
AllBlack AllBlack is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: St. John's, Newfoundland
Posts: 265
Who IS this guy???

Reply With Quote
     
     
This discussion thread continues

Use the page links to the lower-right to go to the next page for additional posts
 
 
Reply

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Regional Sections > Canada > Atlantic Provinces > St. John's
Forum Jump


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 4:38 AM.

     

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.