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Old Posted Jul 12, 2019, 4:00 AM
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^ That sucks. But hey, instead of being a developer you could use your existing properties to become a slumlord... the city's bylaws practically encourage that.
Well with all of the mortgage payments going out every month ive definitely considered it....
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Old Posted Jul 12, 2019, 6:36 PM
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Where do you mean? In new developments the developers institute their own design guidelines and materials as a pragmatic choice to keep home values high.

In older neighborhoods, I'm actually happier to not have specific guidelines about design and material. Yeah, you do get the ugly stucco monsters but you also get real diversity in home stock and value.
These are from the Glenwood neighborhood area:


















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Old Posted Jul 12, 2019, 6:39 PM
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Most of those actually look great, some of the stucco aside. I spend a fair bit of time in and around there and I honestly don't know how you could possibly think that having these is negative.
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Most of those actually look great, some of the stucco aside. I spend a fair bit of time in and around there and I honestly don't know how you could possibly think that having these is negative.
I agree with you, most of these are decent looking it's the stucco ones that are horrible and can sympathize with the local residents not wanting them in this area.
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What a horror! His house is bigger than mine! Wah!
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What a horror! His house is bigger than mine! Wah!
I don’t think that’s an entirely fair characterization of people’s objections.
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Most of those actually look great, some of the stucco aside. I spend a fair bit of time in and around there and I honestly don't know how you could possibly think that having these is negative.
Some are okay others less so.
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I don’t think that’s an entirely fair characterization of people’s objections.
So what are the actual objections?

Just curious.
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I don’t think that’s an entirely fair characterization of people’s objections.
It is possible I may have exaggerated certain criticisms for rhetorical effect
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I don’t think that’s an entirely fair characterization of people’s objections.
So tellz me then, how do y'all folks do demz infillz howzing in da big city of Taranna?
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Those Glenwood infill houses are beautiful.

Also, Councillor Mayes has complained that "half the street" on some blocks of Vivian are infill houses. Doesn't that solve the "tall house next to a bungalow" problem?
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If I lived in one of those Glenwood infill houses I’d be complaining about how ugly all the non-infill houses are beside me.
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These are from the Glenwood neighborhood area:


Left or Right? Which of these are we supposed to be outraged by because they are out of scale and inappropriate. Which are lowering the value of homes in the area?
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Old Posted Jul 21, 2019, 1:18 AM
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Left or Right? Which of these are we supposed to be outraged by because they are out of scale and inappropriate. Which are lowering the value of homes in the area?
Quite frankly they all look like shit, the real question is why the city overturned a lot split allowance of a 153’ lot into 76’ and 77’ lots when the norm for the neighbourhood was 75’, when the city has different sets of rules depending on the neighbourhood and who lives there, it’s a problem!
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Quite frankly they all look like shit, the real question is why the city overturned a lot split allowance of a 153’ lot into 76’ and 77’ lots when the norm for the neighbourhood was 75’, when the city has different sets of rules depending on the neighbourhood and who lives there, it’s a problem!
I guess we're all just going to keep rehashing the unfortunate Tuxedo situation as somehow an argument against infill in general.
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I guess we're all just going to keep rehashing the unfortunate Tuxedo situation as somehow an argument against infill in general.
Okay, terrible politics screwed up the Tuxedo situation. The only fair solution is to let terrible politics screw up infill in all of Winnipeg, or at least in infill that's not in the downtown (where, rather than blocking infill, we'll throw money around to get megaprojects off the ground).
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I guess we're all just going to keep rehashing the unfortunate Tuxedo situation as somehow an argument against infill in general.
Welcome to #rrskylarlogicworld; a place so dark and miserable that even the bright and cheerful rays of sunshine aren't able to penetrate the layers of crusty bitterness, and happiness is nothing more than Greek mythology.
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I guess we're all just going to keep rehashing the unfortunate Tuxedo situation as somehow an argument against infill in general.
The Tuxedo situation just shows how fucked up the system is and until the city comes up with an all inclusive comprehensive plan put all lot splitting on hold!
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Old Posted Jul 21, 2019, 4:50 AM
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Welcome to #rrskylarlogicworld; a place so dark and miserable that even the rays of sunshine aren't able to penetrate the layers of crusty bitterness and happiness is nothing more than Greek mythology.
Wow, brilliant!
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