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Silence&Motion

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One thing that's kind of unique about this Marda Loop development is that the builders really are trying something very intentionally, particularly at the ground level and exterior. I don't recall many construction sites that plant their garden and clean up the sidewalk prior to even finishing the structure.
There was a night market held on 34 Ave earlier in the summer. I overheard one of the developers say that they wanted to clean up the front of the building in time for the market to help demonstrate their vision to the rest of the community. It really shows a rare attention to detail and willingness to experiment on the part of the developer. I agree with everyone else. Despite its aesthetic shortcomings, the building is a huge win for the neighbourhood.
 

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Just a couple of interesting townhome projects that have recently been submitted I have found, both with FAAS as the architect:

Eagle Crest Construction has one in Lower Mount Royal at 1023 Cameron Avenue:
What is there now, Land Use Submission, DP submission
From the DP drawings:
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The second one is by Gill Developments, and is right behind Truman's 33rd Street project next to Westbrook LRT station.
Developer website, DP submission
From the drawings:
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Kind of disappointing that they allowed a driveway off the front of this development, especially since there is access in the alley. All the parking could have been amalgamated in the rear unit with a hallway or covered access to the front unit.
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Lots of neighbourhoods trying to push for legislation that protects SFH development. I get that people like their house, but in a growing city we need to intensify within city limits.
I will never understand the mental gymnastics required to advocate for the government to protect my property rights by restricting my rights to use of property.

We should get rid of all low-density residential land uses and all their distinctions entirely and roll it into one. While we are at it, strip out all parking requirements and add low-scale retail as an option in all land uses.
 
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People think of themselves like Carl from the movie UP: Protecting their house from scary development! Single family homes are very romanticized and the city is seen as a negative in a lot of pop culture. There are movies about New York and how 'great' it is but outside of Life of Pets and niche things like this forum, the city is depicted as a scary place. It's dystopian, overbearing, crime-ridden, etc.

Could just be me that feels this way and maybe I am exposed to too much pop culture coming out of the US, but of course people are going to hate the creep of a city as it grows up and not just out, they're pounded over the head with how bad that is.
 

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People think of themselves like Carl from the movie UP: Protecting their house from scary development! Single family homes are very romanticized and the city is seen as a negative in a lot of pop culture. There are movies about New York and how 'great' it is but outside of Life of Pets and niche things like this forum, the city is depicted as a scary place. It's dystopian, overbearing, crime-ridden, etc.

Could just be me that feels this way and maybe I am exposed to too much pop culture coming out of the US, but of course people are going to hate the creep of a city as it grows up and not just out, they're pounded over the head with how bad that is.
There's definitely a different feeling toward the 'city' or inner city in American culture. To be fair, the inner city in most U.S. cities is different from the inner city in Canadian cities, but because they control so much pop culture, the stereotype lives, and maybe influences others.
 

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