Happy to hear that my councilor has similar reservations about this development. Gives me some hope.
Time to revisit the entire density bonusing structure if +15s are something to bonus for. Destroys street life in the long termHow about a small retail business rent subsidy for a density bonus? Kind of like attempting to get developers to include affordable housing units.
Help maintain some diverse M&P businesses.
Delta is also only a couple blocks away.The only part of this development I want is hotel. It's actually kind of crazy that there's only 1 on all of Stephen Ave.
Edit, nevermind, forgot about Le Germain and the Marriott, there's no shortage of hotels in the area lol. Still would be nice to have a proper boutique hotel that opens directly onto 8th though.
5 star is more about amenities and level of service (how many hours room service is open for example) than what most people would judge as ‘quality’, even if most would generally go hand in hand. Palliser iirc can never be five star as it doesn’t have an off the road car drop off (might remember the Calgary city centre development had one for the rumoured Ritz Carlton). Le Germain doesn’t have a pool, so wouldn’t fit in the traditional metrics. Hyatt could be but the level of service needed just isn’t necessary or expected.I thought Le Germain and the Palliser both were 5 star...