HomeDiagramsDatabaseMapsForum
     

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Regional Sections > Canada > Manitoba & Saskatchewan


Reply

 
Thread Tools Display Modes
     
     
  #201  
Old Posted May 31, 2017, 11:11 PM
Ricopedra Ricopedra is offline
Free as can be?
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 417
My point on sound walls is that they are being built along all major roads for their entire length, creating a blinding tunnel-vision experience for all drivers and passengers. The fact that most occupants are immersed in a cell phone experience anyway, and could be in a jail cell in PA or on a beach in Hawaii and wouldn't know the difference till the wifi went out isn't relevant, either. On second thought, I give up.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #202  
Old Posted Jun 1, 2017, 3:34 AM
Dalreg's Avatar
Dalreg Dalreg is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Somewhere over the rainbow
Posts: 1,770
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ricopedra View Post
My point on sound walls is that they are being built along all major roads for their entire length, creating a blinding tunnel-vision experience for all drivers and passengers. The fact that most occupants are immersed in a cell phone experience anyway, and could be in a jail cell in PA or on a beach in Hawaii and wouldn't know the difference till the wifi went out isn't relevant, either. On second thought, I give up.
Blinding tunnel vision? WTF. You ever drive through an actual tunnel? Compare that to any part of Circle Drive and sound walls. Apples and watermelons mate, no comparison.
__________________
Blow this popsicle stand
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #203  
Old Posted Jun 1, 2017, 2:39 PM
Jezza's Avatar
Jezza Jezza is offline
Saskatoon
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Saskatoon
Posts: 84
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ricopedra View Post
My point on sound walls is that they are being built along all major roads for their entire length, creating a blinding tunnel-vision experience for all drivers and passengers. The fact that most occupants are immersed in a cell phone experience anyway, and could be in a jail cell in PA or on a beach in Hawaii and wouldn't know the difference till the wifi went out isn't relevant, either. On second thought, I give up.
I think I can see what you're getting at here. The sound walls hide and anonymize, making it easy to forget you're going past neighbourhoods where other people are living and working. It's just another stretch of road to consume between you and your destination and you get angry whenever something or someone dares to impede you.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #204  
Old Posted Jun 3, 2017, 4:10 PM
dsmmace dsmmace is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Saskatoon
Posts: 423
The sound walls have been a blessing to those that live along the freeways. Foresight into using the dirt left over from all the basement excavations would be a less expensive use than the walls. I really like what they did along the Clavet highway and Rosewood.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #205  
Old Posted Jun 5, 2017, 4:01 AM
roryn1 roryn1 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Posts: 378
Anyone know what is going on at the corner of 1st and 25th? Used to be a messy gravel edge of a parking lot but looks like they're spicing it up?
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #206  
Old Posted Jun 5, 2017, 4:19 AM
Echoes's Avatar
Echoes Echoes is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Saskatoon, SK
Posts: 3,680
This City is making some public realm improvements on that corner.
__________________
SASKATOON PHOTO TOURS
2013: [Part I] [Part II] | [2014] | [2016]
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #207  
Old Posted Jun 5, 2017, 5:44 AM
nook nook is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Saskatoon
Posts: 342
A place called Barburrito is going in at Preston Crossing...

It'll be nice when we get some confirmation of what is going in at the larger spaces at that place.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #208  
Old Posted Jun 5, 2017, 2:13 PM
Toontone Toontone is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 80
Barburrito

Quote:
Originally Posted by nook View Post
A place called Barburrito is going in at Preston Crossing...

It'll be nice when we get some confirmation of what is going in at the larger spaces at that place.
Any idea what part of the complex it will be setting up shop? Is there a sign up yet?

Thanks
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #209  
Old Posted Jun 5, 2017, 5:35 PM
prairieguy prairieguy is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 1,167
Was disappointed to see that the empty lot on the Corner of Broadway and Main (across street from Grocery Store) is NOT being developed but has been leveled and prepped as a parking lot. What a waste of prime real estate but another example of a land owner being able to make more money off of parking revenue then developing a site. The city needs more development "rules" or incentives to get away from more gravel parking lots. It also looks like it will be electrified (plug ins) so this appears to be a long term commitment to a surface parking lot....ugggg!
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #210  
Old Posted Jun 6, 2017, 11:50 AM
Ricopedra Ricopedra is offline
Free as can be?
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 417
Dalreg, Jezza, thanks for the extra perspective. I don't live there now. My last experience was quite negative a couple of years ago, but only from the driving side; specifically coming over the Sid-bridge from the east side. I couldn't see any city at all until we hit the bridge. I wasn't driving, wasn't holding a cell phone.

I used to get this absolutely fantastic feeling and 'perspective' of the city, cruising on my motorcycle from about the old Labatt's brewery as I twisted and turned, flying down the freeway, culminating in one of the best views of the city we had. The city looked its best. The buildings gave the feel of a cool metro, for its size. And I dreamed.

You're right, the sound walls are in my way. Two brown stripes with a blue-gotch roof. Not a literal tunnel, obviously. I could have worded my post from this angle of nostalgia with a story. But then again, what's the use? Progress trumps it. Maybe I was fishing for others with the same feeling about these barriers? I am out of touch with the city, aren't I? Well, I still love it. Cheers.

BTW, I'm not against all sounds walls: they are absolutely, selectively necessary.

Last edited by Ricopedra; Jun 6, 2017 at 12:00 PM. Reason: btw
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #211  
Old Posted Jun 6, 2017, 2:46 PM
Yeff's Avatar
Yeff Yeff is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Kelowna, BC
Posts: 40
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ricopedra View Post
My last experience was quite negative a couple of years ago, but only from the driving side; specifically coming over the Sid-bridge from the east side. I couldn't see any city at all until we hit the bridge.
You've just perfectly described the only example of sound walls in Saskatoon that I wish wasn't needed as well ... I really miss that open view coming in, and will even moreso as River Landing finally takes shape after all these years. When you finally do get that beautiful view, it's over way too quickly and you don't get much chance to take it all in.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #212  
Old Posted Jun 6, 2017, 6:17 PM
The S'toon Goon The S'toon Goon is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Saskatoon
Posts: 226
With the downtown built in a valley it's tough to get a good view of the skyline from anywhere afar in my opinion.

I do always enjoy the view of driving down the university bridge though and it'll be nice to see it coming up the Victoria bridge soonish too!

At least one can always take a stroll along the river to enjoy unimpeded views!
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #213  
Old Posted Jun 7, 2017, 6:18 PM
The Bess The Bess is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 722
Noticed the Shangri-la now says 90% sold out, maybe the right time for developers to investigate more high rise condo's seeing that the apartment style aren't doing quite as well.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #214  
Old Posted Jun 7, 2017, 8:50 PM
mitchellk12's Avatar
mitchellk12 mitchellk12 is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Saskatoon, SK
Posts: 601
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Bess View Post
Noticed the Shangri-la now says 90% sold out, maybe the right time for developers to investigate more high rise condo's seeing that the apartment style aren't doing quite as well.
I really liked those 34 storey twin towers that were proposed with the new library and grocery store. Even 2 towers between 20-30 storeys would be great too.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #215  
Old Posted Jun 7, 2017, 9:31 PM
The Bess The Bess is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 722
I kind of feel a little sorry for Chris Le Fevre, as he had the foresight to put in condo's where others feared to go. I just think that he is a little out of touch with what people in Saskatoon want at the moment. This isn't to say that I don't think the banks is a great statement for the area and I really like the look of it. As discussed before could be the apartment size as I would rather live there than where the Shangri-la is, just my preference.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #216  
Old Posted Jun 8, 2017, 12:36 AM
mitchellk12's Avatar
mitchellk12 mitchellk12 is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Saskatoon, SK
Posts: 601
The crane for the college quarter hotel is being taken down. I think the little one on campus for that science building is gone now too.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #217  
Old Posted Jun 8, 2017, 2:07 PM
mitchellk12's Avatar
mitchellk12 mitchellk12 is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Saskatoon, SK
Posts: 601
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Bess View Post
Noticed the Shangri-la now says 90% sold out, maybe the right time for developers to investigate more high rise condo's seeing that the apartment style aren't doing quite as well.
if we do build lets say a 20-30 storey highrise apt/condo tower(s) in the core, will it sell out at a quicker pace? not expecting something like that to sell like no1 parcel y, but would a residential tower around those heights go through well? even without any grocery retailer

imo...if a grocery retailer went downtown, then i could see any residential demand go up for sure. but again like i said in the past..with no1 being sold out that might give developers a light at the end of the tunnel mindset. might take some time but id say within 2-5 years i can see more developers proposing big projects.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #218  
Old Posted Jun 8, 2017, 5:00 PM
hunter12 hunter12 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 74
Condos

Quote:
Originally Posted by mitchellk12 View Post
if we do build lets say a 20-30 storey highrise apt/condo tower(s) in the core, will it sell out at a quicker pace? not expecting something like that to sell like no1 parcel y, but would a residential tower around those heights go through well? even without any grocery retailer

imo...if a grocery retailer went downtown, then i could see any residential demand go up for sure. but again like i said in the past..with no1 being sold out that might give developers a light at the end of the tunnel mindset. might take some time but id say within 2-5 years i can see more developers proposing big projects.
I think the other towers at river landing should also be condos with maybe a couple of floors of retail/office rather than entirely office towers. I think there is a demand for river bank condos and there is plenty of land in downtown away from the river to build office towers.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #219  
Old Posted Jun 8, 2017, 7:09 PM
The Bess The Bess is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 722
I agree a grocery retailer is an eventual must but something has to come first. All i was pointing out is that it seemed like the highrise condos were selling better than the apartment style ones. There is more land available on the riverbank for condo's, some coming up for sale and some that developers already own.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #220  
Old Posted Jun 9, 2017, 2:09 AM
SaskScraper's Avatar
SaskScraper SaskScraper is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Saskatoon/London
Posts: 2,017
Quote:
Originally Posted by hunter12 View Post
I think the other towers at river landing should also be condos with maybe a couple of floors of retail/office rather than entirely office towers. I think there is a demand for river bank condos and there is plenty of land in downtown away from the river to build office towers.
I agree, the Riverlanding buildings should all be condo towers as seen from how well No1 sold out within one weekend..
Any condo tower in Saskatoon with a floor-to-ceiling river views will sell like No1, Any condo that's a low-rise commie block will sell like Shangri La, Any condo that's low-rise with small square footage will sell like The Banks..or like any low rise condo building such as in Blairmore.. Any questions?
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 > Manitoba & Saskatchewan
Forum Jump


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 7:50 AM.

     

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