The lady doth protest too much, methinks. Did these buildings hurt you? Show me on this doll where the buildings touched you. Or did they murder your parents or something?The DP's have been retracted. LOC still up.
Still tho, fuck those shitty little 7th ave heritage buildings.
I wonder if a land swap would be anywhere in the realm of possibility for this land? As an idea, the City of Calgary gives Triovest the land where the former downtown library/police processing facility sits and in exchange gets the block with the heritage buildings. Triovest can tear down and redevelop their new block to their hearts content to unlock the value and the City of Calgary can transfer management of their new parcel to CMLC for the purpose of restoring and activating the buildings along 7th Ave and preserving and protecting the buildings along 8th Ave. Simplistic and naive? Maybe as I definitely don't have a grasp on the logistics involved but in my view it would be a win-win for all involved.
The UofC is in the old library space I believe.I know as of a few years back Bow Valley College had hopes to get in on those spaces. I was certainly not confident in their executive leadership at the time to execute anything like that, but it could make a lot of sense.
Not dead, but laying low for a bit whilst a much needed rethink is in progress. But personally, I think it will be a long time until we hear about this project again because I am sure the developer has other less controversial projects in progress to concentrate on at the moment.Glad to see this thing dead. Hope they realize their 80's development mentality won't fly in 2023.