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Old Posted Oct 19, 2019, 7:57 PM
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Old Posted Aug 8, 2020, 8:18 PM
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Looks like some progress is happening here. New signs are up. Rendering:


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^Nice find. The rendering is by Nuvo Architecture.

I actually meant to post in this thread earlier this week. There was no renderings up at the time but I noticed they drained the pit, moved the utility shed and have an excavator on site after a year-long hiatus.

It should be noted the address is 5665 Roberts Street for this site now. The link below will take you to any photos I get of this project. As always I'll post major updates here. I live very close to this project so new photos will be common.


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Old Posted Aug 9, 2020, 7:04 PM
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The setup of the latest round of Agricola-area infill is really ideal. This building is close to Agricola but is not replacing older building stock around the street. It is even built around that small garage which, while it may not seem like an architectural marvel, adds some irregularity and character to the area.

One complaint I have is that the new buildings are mostly grey, with minimal detailing at street level. The renderings sometimes dress them up with murals or vibrant signs that may or may not materialize.

Not sure how much the city's planning rules match this vision but I think the best approach for Agricola is to reserve around 2/3 of the best buildings as character buildings that need to either be preserved as-is or expanded very carefully (e.g. add an extra storey in a similar style). The bottom third or so should be redeveloped into medium-scale buildings, and the sidestreets have a lot more flexibility. This would create a vibrant commercial strip along Agricola with some historic and locally-grounded character.
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Man, that latest rendering has sure changed the look of this from the original low-end hipster cacophony-of-colors exterior finishes to Soviet-Bloc grays.
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