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Old Posted Jan 15, 2021, 12:52 AM
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Robie seems like a good example of a route that can be turned into a transit corridor. It has a lot of infill potential and runs past the universities and hospitals. It is good that the plan is to serve it with the BRT "green line", which continues on to Lacewood. I could see something like that route becoming LRT one day, although the grade around Fairview might be challenging.
I wonder, if the best route for an LRT would be somehow from downtown, along Barrington St. out to the Fairview Railyards and directly up Main Ave. and onto Washmill Lake Rd. This could even go straight up into Bayers Lake if the 102 overpass could be widened and possibly dropped down a bit at street level. I am not an urban planner, but feel with the huge influx of population along that route could be well served. As well if another LRT would intersect Main at Dunbrack, this run could go all along Dunbrack, out to a reconfigured area to connect Sryfield at that end and go all the way out the 102/Kearney Lake and follow along the 102 out to Larry Uteck.
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Old Posted Jan 15, 2021, 2:01 AM
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This is a road along a future BRT transit route, bike route, walking distance to anything you'd conceivably need, and as such one of the most desirable places to live in town. Looks like lots of commercial space to fill in the lot.

Cladding is going to make or break this one for sure, though. If it's all dark spandrel like the Vuze I'll have some words.
Agreed. If anywhere deserves height, it’s here. But I’d rather wait for a great building then see something mediocre erected.
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I wonder, if the best route for an LRT would be somehow from downtown, along Barrington St. out to the Fairview Railyards and directly up Main Ave. and onto Washmill Lake Rd. This could even go straight up into Bayers Lake if the 102 overpass could be widened and possibly dropped down a bit at street level. I am not an urban planner, but feel with the huge influx of population along that route could be well served. As well if another LRT would intersect Main at Dunbrack, this run could go all along Dunbrack, out to a reconfigured area to connect Sryfield at that end and go all the way out the 102/Kearney Lake and follow along the 102 out to Larry Uteck.
The way the area developed it almost seems like 2 routes in that section that intertwine might be better (in the long run); below the hill along the water and another at the top of the hill that connects to Kearney Lake Rd & Hammonds Plains. The abandoned spur from Joe Howe area that wraps up around Fairmont then across to Dunbrack (like you had mentioned) might be worth a shot. And a 2nd route along Bedford Hwy adjacent to the water next to the CN rail route, including overhead pedways to connect to the Bedford Hwy developments, into Mill Cove through to the Sackvilles.

I'm not sure what people's stances are on Park & Rides but that would have to factored in with LRT in the outer 'burbs.
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Old Posted Jan 15, 2021, 7:57 PM
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IMHO a parkade style park & ride is the best place to begin to grow an LRT system. P&R won't work with BRT because buses are gross. Few to no one will get out of their car to take a bus, particularly those on their way to work, but many will opt to take a train if one is available. With our city road network becoming more congested with increasing population, traffic jams and travel times will surely further increase. Trains can run on time and even improve the commuter experience. Start LRT by collecting out of town commuters from the 100 series highways. Extend the viability of our road network by reducing out of town traffic. LRT hauling out of town commuters to city centre can easily stop along the way in to service in-city commuters. Along the basin seems an initial logical route to and from a P&R out near Bedford or Lwr. Sackville somewhere. Further incentivize out of town commuters to use P&R by installing a service or two in the parkade. Maybe a farmers market which could keep the P&R and LRT useful on the weekends.
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Old Posted Jan 18, 2021, 12:41 PM
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Here's another letter of opposition, objecting on the usual grounds of wind and shadows, and appealing for council to consider citizens rather than developers.

https://www.thechronicleherald.ca/op...towers-541354/

Presumably those who would live in the building are not citizens? Can't wait to see those same people foaming at the mouth over housing prices, lack of affordable housing etc. Indeed the letter states we need more affordable housing. Presumably the author is unaware of such obscure economic concepts such as supply and demand.
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Here's another letter of opposition, objecting on the usual grounds of wind and shadows, and appealing for council to consider citizens rather than developers.

https://www.thechronicleherald.ca/op...towers-541354/

Presumably those who would live in the building are not citizens? Can't wait to see those same people foaming at the mouth over housing prices, lack of affordable housing etc. Indeed the letter states we need more affordable housing. Presumably the author is unaware of such obscure economic concepts such as supply and demand.
As towers go it’s pretty modest in size and comparable to its neighbours.
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Old Posted Mar 5, 2021, 1:07 AM
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Here's another letter of opposition, objecting on the usual grounds of wind and shadows, and appealing for council to consider citizens rather than developers.

https://www.thechronicleherald.ca/op...towers-541354/

Presumably those who would live in the building are not citizens? Can't wait to see those same people foaming at the mouth over housing prices, lack of affordable housing etc. Indeed the letter states we need more affordable housing. Presumably the author is unaware of such obscure economic concepts such as supply and demand.
These people need to stop being platformed by these outlets. This is top tier ridiculous.

I'm from this neighborhood originally. These towers will do nothing but provide housing on vacant land.

The stuff about health, light, etc. is comical. The Welsford is around this height.

The houses in this area are upwards of $500,000 at minimum. Talk about privilege.

Right to health? Light and space? Just walk 100 meters and you're at the commons.
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