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  1. JonnyCanuck

    Calgary | Stephen Avenue Quarter | 241m | 66s | Triovest | Gibbs Gage

    We are up to 12 pages of comments ... sure to exceed the last most discussed project, in no time .... West Village/Cidex. Looking forward to at least another year of debate on this blog, before anything gets finalized. :D
  2. JonnyCanuck

    Calgary | Stephen Avenue Quarter | 241m | 66s | Triovest | Gibbs Gage

    Also keep in mind, the renderings will be preliminary. The public engagement has not started. The city has not weighed in either. Regardless of what the final design is going to be, there will be towers in place of some existing buildings. You can't achieve density on that block without towers...
  3. JonnyCanuck

    Calgary | Stephen Avenue Quarter | 241m | 66s | Triovest | Gibbs Gage

    Ron Mannix founded Coril Holdings who developed the Hyatt hotel and Keynote. I believe Ron has retired and his sons(nephews?) are running things now. It is probably Coril who is behind the project. As property manager/holder, Triovest has been identified as the applicant. There is a Mannix on...
  4. JonnyCanuck

    Calgary | Stephen Avenue Quarter | 241m | 66s | Triovest | Gibbs Gage

    So ... investing millions of dollars to save one block of derelict buildings that no one will miss, is going to save the day? I agree about the sins of the past. The city planning around heritage buildings has been incompetent at best. The pictures that JoeUrban posted earlier ... before and...
  5. JonnyCanuck

    Calgary | Stephen Avenue Quarter | 241m | 66s | Triovest | Gibbs Gage

    The entire length of 7 Ave along the LRT is bland with the exception of the Hudson Bay building. Unlike a few blocks of 8th Ave, there is no continuity whatsoever on 7th Ave. Almost all of it has been redeveloped over the last 20 years. I don't think the majority of Calgarians will care about...
  6. JonnyCanuck

    Calgary | Stephen Avenue Quarter | 241m | 66s | Triovest | Gibbs Gage

    There is going to be plenty of opportunity for public engagement. The city of Calgary will make sure of that. If I was Triovest, I would not want to comment prematurely either. This is far from a finished design or concept.
  7. JonnyCanuck

    Calgary | Stephen Avenue Quarter | 241m | 66s | Triovest | Gibbs Gage

    The SportChek has been closed since before the pandemic so no one has been in that building for a few years. I know what you mean though. The skylight and balustrade is a defining feature but was it original or was it an improvement (the skylight for sure) made over the life of the building...
  8. JonnyCanuck

    Urban Development and Proposals Discussion

    The DP application for one of the office conversions has been filed. 205 9th Ave SE ....108 residential suites. Norr is the architect but no other details have been released as yet
  9. JonnyCanuck

    Calgary | Stephen Avenue Quarter | 241m | 66s | Triovest | Gibbs Gage

    The interiors of all those buildings in question (Hudson block, Winners) fronting 8th Ave have changed from their original state. There is nothing inside that is worth preserving for the sake of 'heritage'. The only building in this scope that I would like to see preserved in it's current...
  10. JonnyCanuck

    Calgary | Stephen Avenue Quarter | 241m | 66s | Triovest | Gibbs Gage

    Triovest is not a builder. They are the property management arm of Coril Holdings (Mannix family). Coril developed the Hyatt hotel block which also includes heritage buildings. Personally, I like the way it turned out and do not remember what it looked like before, nor do I care. If Coril is...
  11. JonnyCanuck

    Calgary I Springbank Hill I Multiple Projects I Multiple Developers

    That Cobalt project from Slokker is pretty ambitious by their standards. I don't know if they have ever done high rises in Calgary before. The one they were supposed to partner on in East Village was really Fram Developments from Ontario.
  12. JonnyCanuck

    Calgary | Stephen Avenue Quarter | 241m | 66s | Triovest | Gibbs Gage

    8th Ave facades need to be preserved somehow. The buildings on the 7th Ave side are nothing special. Basic retail storefronts but old does not make them heritage IMO. The Palomino Club could easily be replicated in the podium somehow. I did see on the drawings that the church and the Bank of...
  13. JonnyCanuck

    Trees in Calgary

    What year would that photo have been taken? Since 2010, I have been frequenting Stephen Ave pretty much weekly. It never occurred to me that those trees are no longer there.
  14. JonnyCanuck

    Springbank Off-Stream Reservoir | Government of Alberta | Vinci Infrastructure

    9 years since the flood and this is finally is moving forward. I know they were looking at different options but to take this long to make a decision? That was one of the costliest disasters in Canadian history. Given changing weather patterns history could have repeated itself sooner than the...
  15. JonnyCanuck

    Urban Development and Proposals Discussion

    Well we appear to have consensus on this blog.... 1. Take two lanes on 17 Ave SW to widen sidewalks. 2. Slow speed limit down to 30-40 KM/H. No parking and no stopping (except for traffic lights and buses) 3. Erect signage to direct drivers to available parking in the vicinity So, City of...
  16. JonnyCanuck

    Calgary | TELUS Sky | 222.19m | 60s | Westbank | Bjarke Ingels Group

    Too funny 😄. People reported the smell of smoke! Yes ...Telus Sky would become our version of the 'Towering Inferno'.
  17. JonnyCanuck

    Urban Development and Proposals Discussion

    For Blume ... BP2022-03635
  18. JonnyCanuck

    Urban Development and Proposals Discussion

    Further to this. The DP application says 968 units. I don't know whether that is all residential or includes the hotel. This is going to be a massive development. Probably should have it's own thread as information becomes available.
  19. JonnyCanuck

    Urban Development and Proposals Discussion

    Does a mixed use project called Blume ring a bell with anyone? The city issued a building permit for this for $39 M.
  20. JonnyCanuck

    Urban Development and Proposals Discussion

    Could 17th Ave be two lane, no parking, from 1 St SW to 14 St? The additional space on both sides of the street would be plenty for patios and pedestrian movement. Personally, I don't think there is a need to make street parking available on that stretch of 17th. The vast majority of pedestrian...

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