Overall a positive development, but breaking up the podium level and having the building address the street with townhouse style units would have done wonders for this building. Not sure why Edmonton developers have such an aversion to have street accessed units even on the ground floor (yes, I see those tiny staircases, but that hardly counts). Or even just some simple landscaping/slightly larger patios on the ground unit.
Eg. Even though there are cheap buildings, a little extra effort on the ground level can really improve the streetscape: