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  1. Calgcouver

    Urban Development and Proposals Discussion

    They do not have a development partner yet is what i understand.
  2. Calgcouver

    Calgary | Calgary Event Centre | 36.85m | 11s | CSEC | HOK

    ☝️This right here, i've known clients/would-be developers that are just like this. Ownership groups that think they know everything and don't rely on or respect the expertise of there project managers and consultant team. Makes it too easy for them to make emotional business decisions that are...
  3. Calgcouver

    Urban Development and Proposals Discussion

    Totally, Johnny Bravo would make for a solid public art addition to this one
  4. Calgcouver

    Calgary | Park Point | 106.98m | 34s | Qualex-Landmark | IBI Group

    It's perfect, some CRU's on 11 Ave would be nice but i'm 100% happy with it as is. As I've mentioned many times, if you are developing for-sale apartments the achievable $psf does not leave enough margin to do towers or multiple trays of underground parking. If we do see condos they are likely...
  5. Calgcouver

    Urban Development and Proposals Discussion

    I like seeing things happen in Chinatown! Really excited to see the neighbourhood evolve, many of the businesses already have.
  6. Calgcouver

    Calgary | Calgary Event Centre | 36.85m | 11s | CSEC | HOK

    **Enormous rant, beware** My problem stems from the fact that land developers and builders are separate in Calgary. "Land Developers" value the land in East Victoria Park based on a couple of public investments like the expanded BMO centre and the Event Centre like it will be the catalyst for...
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    Calgary | Calgary Event Centre | 36.85m | 11s | CSEC | HOK

    "What do you mean we have to build sidewalks surrounding our building? We didn't have to do that on oilfield projects." They sound either very unsophisticated, or they are intentionally being obstinate assholes.
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    Calgary | Westman Village | ?m | ?s | Jayman BUILT

    The angle parking is in the back. The developers show this as a part of the design to say it has 'street-oriented commercial' for a High Street, and then all of the buildings face the parking lots and turn there back on the street and angle parked areas basically 100% of the time. Actually...
  9. Calgcouver

    Calgary I Cambrian Medical Campus I 22.8m I 6s I Northwest Healthcare Properties I NORR

    Great post, would love to see a similar take on the Crowchild expansion, love engineers input I just say fuck cars in the classicVancouver approach. No city needs a better use of ROWs for cars worse than Calgary. Give me a person on this forum who knows how to critique roadways widths and...
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    Calgary | BLVD Beltline | 118.87m | 37s | ONE Properties | Arquitectonica

    Overall I think it turned out pretty well for a high rise in this location. Podium has a pretty good street level interaction, has some weather protection, materials and transparency are good at grade and avoided stampitecture pitfalls of surrounding buildings. The pool and amenity space seems...
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    Calgary | Northland Village Redevelopment | 19m | 6s | DIALOG

    Don’t be surprised if the development turns into a Deerfoot City with some apartments around it. Seen a lot of commercial developers that want diversify holdings like this talk about a “horizontal mixed-use” that seems to be traditional, strip mall/big box one storey commercial surrounded by...
  12. Calgcouver

    Calgary | Argyle | 22m | 6s | Avi Urban | Gibbs Gage

    In the Current market there seems to be a lot of real estate investment capital flight from the GTA and I’m noticing a pick up in condo presales that are not necessarily local but speculative investment from more expensive Canadian cities that are seemingly bullish on our future. Seem to be...
  13. Calgcouver

    Calgary | Arris - 5th and Third | 142m | 41s | Embassy Bosa | Amanat Architect

    This city could single handedly tap out global supply on spandrel, hardie reveal and easy trim at this rate.
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    Calgary | Calgary Event Centre | 36.85m | 11s | CSEC | HOK

    Nice, shocking in a neighbourhood that every home was torn down for gravel parking lots that there is limited opposition. Colour me surprised
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    Calgary | Hat @ 14th Street | 94.48m | 28s | Cidex Group | NORR

    I think this would be a good spot to transition the roadway from a shitty street to a cool ass woonerf or linear park that could be a good way to attract development in a place with little pull for investmentdue to its surroundings.could be a great place for experimental placemaking if done...
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    Calgary | Calgary Event Centre | 36.85m | 11s | CSEC | HOK

    I would be comfortable calling it the D-BOX (as in the Cineplex D-BOX seats), as I can't tell if it is a movie theatre or not.
  17. Calgcouver

    Calgary | 633 Third Avenue | 167m | 46s | Bentall Kennedy | Gibbs Gage

    I should have clarified, it isn't exactly profitable for most developer/builders to do for-sale condos that are high-rise concrete construction, margins are very tight and achievable $psf is generally too low to move forward with, which is why you will really only see wood-frame, low-rise condos...
  18. Calgcouver

    Lotus Condo | 58m | 18s | Knightsbridge

    Probably just Terry Wong : The Hero Surface Parking Lots Need™.
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    Calgary | Riverwalk | 45.11m | 12s | Campion | S2 Architecture

    Those aerial shots reminded me of a bunch of places in Mission that could really use the BUMP mural treatment. Here:,-114.0715108,3a,75y,42.95h,124.58t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1slivof6KVE6yO_7dySfR9Wg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656 Here...
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    526 - 4th Ave | 112m | 32s | LaCaille Group | S2 Architecture

    Frankly i think if they are getting dipping into the incentive fund, then the newly created "interim" surface parking lot to the eastside of this development should have much greater public utility than a privately owned and operated parking lot. My two cents.