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    Misc. Parks and Greenspace Projects

    Meanwhile half the plants under the 23rd Avenue overpass on Gateway seem to have died this summer due to what appears to be total neglect. Perfect illustration of my frustration with City Hall.
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    Misc. Parks and Greenspace Projects

    I think y'all are missing my point here. I actually love that so many people on here are passionate about bike lanes...I am too. My point is that I wish city council was equally passionate about cleaning up our pigsty of a city. Where's the $170m for basic things like garbage pickup on downtown...
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    Edmonton | ICE District Block IJ | ?m | ?s | ICE District Prop. | Next Architecture

    Would love it if it was another container project like Station Park. But probably nothing quite that exciting... perhaps some pads for food trucks to park. I'll take it though.
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    Miscellaneous

    This is right by my office and I stroll past this site every day...I always wonder why they don't put this on the market! So glad to see there might be something happening here. I think it is an absolutely prime TOD site. Right next to Gov't Centre station and the river valley on the door step...
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    Misc. Parks and Greenspace Projects

    The 124 Street renewal isn't where the commercial district is (not that the residential portion doesn't deserve new sidewalks too). And I agree about the overpass. My frustration is that while almost everything seems to be a priority, the basics of the basics do not seem to be a priority EVER...
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    Misc. Parks and Greenspace Projects

    Depends on how much of a property tax hike you'd like to have. I would love to be able to have both as well, but we're pretty quickly looking at a 10% tax hike here. I'm not sure how many city residents are going to be able to swallow that.
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    Misc. Parks and Greenspace Projects

    If it's not one or the other, then why is our downtown as filthy as ever and our sidewalks on Whyte, Jasper and 124 Street remain a complete embarrassment without any commitment to funding? From where I'm sitting I'm seeing $0 for what I consider the basics and $170m for bike lanes which...
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    Misc. Parks and Greenspace Projects

    I'm as big of an Edmonton booster as you'll find, but I don't think $170m for bike lanes is putting priorities in the right place. Basics first. Run before you can walk. That's not dumping on the city, that's just giving honest feedback. Not a penny should be spent on bike lanes until we have a...
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    Misc. Parks and Greenspace Projects

    As much as I love bike lanes, I tend to agree. Let's do the basics right first. Spend the $170m on keeping garbage from floating around downtown, repair the embarrassing state of sidewalks on our key streets like Jasper & Whyte, etc. off topic, I know :)
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    Warehouse District Park

    I mean, what exactly are we worried about...kids seeing an adult drinking something that looks like any other drink to them? If we're worried about intoxication, there's ways to control that without outlawing casual drinks for all at any time of the day. If someone wants to get loaded they...
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    Warehouse District Park

    No alcohol next to playgrounds...ugh.... the puritan streak in North America continues. What's wrong with parents enjoying a pint while their kids play on swing/slide? That's literally happening everywhere on the planet except N.A.
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    Warehouse District Park

    yes but as a parent with young children I can tell you that my biggest dream is to have a coffeeshop / winebar with a patio overlooking a playground so I can enjoy a drink while keeping an eye on my children. It would the first of its kind in the city and would be major attraction for parents...
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    Warehouse District Park

    'Concession space' doesn't really give me confidence it'll be much more than a place to pick up a bag of chips. Maybe I'm being to pessimistic, but for some reason we can't seem to figure out how to put a proper cafe in a park in this city.
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    Warehouse District Park

    I think one of the best ways to make it viable is to put it near a playground that is usable year round. There are virtually no places in the city where parents with young kids can enjoy a coffee / drink while their kids can play within sightlines. In Europe that's on every second corner.
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    Warehouse District Park

    there better be a cafe / wine bar otherwise it's a failure in my books ;-)

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