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  1. zagox

    Urban Development and Proposals Discussion

    I don’t think the lot has been sold, it’s the same Quantum Place application on behalf of Terrigno. Most likely nothing comes of it after the upzoning.
  2. zagox

    Calgary Flames Official Thread

    Apparently just after the Oilers knocked out Gretzky and the Kings in 1992
  3. zagox

    Calgary Regional Rail Transit

    I would rate @ByeByeBaby's proposed spur to Torrington's World Famous Gopher Hole Museum just ahead of this one.
  4. zagox

    Calgary Regional Rail Transit

    Commuter rail in the style of GO train, i.e. a few trains at rush hour from bedroom communities to downtown, is designed for commuting patterns that are far less common than in the past. In a world of hybrid work, it's probably going to have 1/3 the ridership that it would have 10 years ago...
  5. zagox

    Urban Development and Proposals Discussion

    Wow kind of shocked that this buy-back option existed but was never disclosed or debated. I wonder how long ago the City was first able to exercise it - I wouldn't be surprised if they could have done this a few years ago and just kept getting strung along by Matco. I'm all for selling a few...
  6. zagox

    Urban Development and Proposals Discussion

    Missed that one, edited it in!
  7. zagox

    Urban Development and Proposals Discussion

    DP process per my understanding: submitted - where it starts in circulation - changes to this once the file manager has distributed it to reviewers under review - typically the longest stage, between distribution and when a CPC meeting has been scheduled planning commission - for large...
  8. zagox

    General Construction Updates

    det er cool
  9. zagox

    Calgary | Kit at Kensington | 50m | 15s | Jemm Properties | LOLA

    Kitty corner to the train station? Not sure I'm putting them up for a marketing award
  10. zagox

    Calgary Transit

    That seems extremely smart to me - a lightweight automated people mover with short headways that can go up/over/under things like the runway, Deerfoot and the Bow. Not cheap, but cheaper than heavy rail from downtown to the terminal once you find out that CP won't give away their ROW.
  11. zagox

    Urban Development and Proposals Discussion

    A better outcome than a parking lot for 20 years while a land speculator hopes to flip the lot for a high rise condo tower.
  12. zagox

    Calgary Regional Rail Transit

    If I had to be charitable to Liricon, maybe their strategy is to paint Parks as bad and unreasonable, and then hope that a Conservative government agrees, and changes the Parks leadership. It's not a crazy plan. But you'd think they would have gotten UPC ministers and CPC critics out making this...
  13. zagox

    Calgary | Kensington Project 201 | 50m | 14s | Quantum Place

    I listened to the debate - the planner from the city sounded like she was being held hostage, comments like "this was not easy," concerns about impacts on the neighboring residential. But approved 9-0. On to council, and presumably a certain amount of public hearing circus theatre.
  14. zagox

    Calgary | Kensington Project 201 | 50m | 14s | Quantum Place

    City administration is trying to kill off the ARPs as fast as they can, replacing them with Local Area Plans that are wider scale, less detailed, and more permissive of change and densification.
  15. zagox

    Calgary | Alto | 24m | 6s | Minto | DAAS

    This one survived the appeal - from the SDAB decision: " 98 The Appellant’s main concern was with the design of the west side of the building and its interface with the laneway, believing that the Development Authority did not follow item 2 of the Direct Control Bylaw, specifically section...
  16. zagox

    Calgary | ARC 33 | 22m | 6s | RNDSQR | S2 Architecture

    The sales document says they are going to demolish the existing structures before the lot is sold … we will see
  17. zagox

    Calgary Bike Lanes and Bike Paths

    A lot of interesting ideas in there but now the VE-ing begins. My main interest is seeing a high-speed bike lane from 10th to 14th St that is reasonably straight, reasonably continuous, and separates wheeling from walking. That doesn't seem to be a priority in the conceptual design but there...
  18. zagox

    Calgary | Green Line LRT | ?m | ?s | Calgary Transit

    There is no funding for Eau Claire to 16th ave. The project team have already admitted that it would basically take a miracle to fit that within the current budget. From the Green Line website: "Green Line is focused on Phase 1 of the project, from Shepard to Eau Claire. The Green Line Board...
  19. zagox

    Urban Development and Proposals Discussion

    They are waiting until April 2027 to announce the new courthouse will cost $300 million and will include premium parking for judges and a community hockey rink
  20. zagox

    Alberta Pension Plan

    With Smith, being totally normal and sensible is always an option on the table. The issue is that the other option on the table is doing the bidding of weirdos on the ultra right.