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Reference ID: Job No 421078195-002
Description: To install (2) Fascia On-Premises Sign(s) (EL FURMITURE)
Location: 10745 - JASPER AVENUE NW
Plan NB Blk 7 Lot 42
Applicant: U-SEE SIGNS / SUN SIGNS
Status: Intake Review
Create Date: 1/21/2022 2:12:00 PM
Neighbourhood: DOWNTOWN
Very cool, I am a big fan of this place. Great to see that in this location.
 

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A couple of years ago, I recall a city report was released which detailed how downtown generated a disproportionate amount of taxes compared to other parts of the city. I can't recall if all of downtown was lumped together, or if the report specified some specific neighbourhoods. Does this ring a bell for anyone? I've been trying to find an article about it to use in a class presentation, but I can't find it for the life of me. I've tried google, searching on here, searching on r/Edmonton, looking on the city's website, etc.

I know it's common knowledge that denser areas generate more taxes, but I want to find this report, or an article about it, because it specifically said something like "Downtown residents/businesses pay 'X'% of municipal taxes". It would be nice to reference that specific statistic.
 

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The most recent number used is 1% of the land represents 9% (was 10) of the tax base.

There are multiple articles or mentions in the last few years including ones from Innovate/EEDC, EDBA, DECL among others.
 

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@CplKlinger it was mentioned in the video discussion by City Council re the Qualico project and the CRL.
Thank you!
^It has been mentioned over the years, most recently when City Council adopted the Downtown Vibrancy Startegy

Oh my goodness, that's exactly what I was looking for! Now I know why I failed so much over the past few days; I was trying different key-word searches related to taxation, neighbourhoods, downtown, etc. when the statistic was actually buried in this article
 

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Does anyone know why these doors to the lower level of Telus Plaza remain locked?

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Why do I feel like if we still had those zero lot line smaller scale buildings with a continuous 3-6 storey streetwall, lots of fine grain variation, that we would have a much better street experience than we have today with these big developments and single towers on a whole block?

I feel the same way. I much prefer walking down streets with a smaller scale of buildings, mixed use and dense.
 

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