Cowtown

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You'd think that the market pressure and popularity in the inner SW would be pushing Currie along faster. The stretch from Mount Royal to Sarcee Trail has limited large-scale brownfield outside of this area. With the limited supply and increasingly unaffordable ground oriented stuff in the area, seems like it's pushing other developments in the area to scale up, with Truman's stuff closer to Westbrook and the ongoing march of 6 storey apartments along 33rd Ave. You'd think Currie would be primed to take advantage of that.

I agree - I think the main difference between University District and Currie is the vision of how walkable it is supposed to be. Although both marketing brouchures have the same buzzwords - and Currie's plans certainly have a ton of interesting elements that will make a fairly walkable place, true intent and priority is revealed with what's happening on the ground. This ridiculous piece of infrastructure should have been the warning sign, especially how eagerly it was built way before any of the density.

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Thanks for posting that. I drove through there once, and thought WTF is this?? Not only confusing for drivers, but the worst possible pedestrian infrastructure possible.
 

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There is master plan and a thread in this forum under Currie.

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I'm going to put some water on this fire... looks like there are some new renderings. And I think I know which building is currently under construction.
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The latest pictures of the footings look like its the "Davenport House" overlooks Officers’ Mess Garden where residents can enjoy daily activities such as an early morning exercise class. These luxury suites are for lease and include two bedroom plus den or media room options.
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Thinking about the target audience, you can't push the envelop too much. Either way I don't think it's as bad as some may have thought. But this place is currently on the edge of a desert. so I'd be curious if they still want to do 20-story condos or something more this scale.
 

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