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CplKlinger

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Here are some pictures I took today. Vehicle traffic is now being redirected closer to the LRT station, but this will be temporary. As you can see by the gutter placement in the first picture, the new road will be in its original spot but (I believe) be made of paving stone or similar materials to match the aesthetic of the rest of the temporary transit plaza. That's certainly the impression I got from the overhead rendering on the detour map on the fence,
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I'll make a mental note to contact the person from Morguard I spoke with a few months ago; hopefully she'll have more info about the progress on planning for phase one of the redevelopment.
She was very friendly and willing to help me, but did not know anything off-hand. So she asked me to send her an email with my questions, and she would pass them on to her manager who knows more. The outcome was disappointing, to say the least. These are the questions I asked:

"Last I heard, there were two parts of the mall under consideration for the first phase of demolition and redevelopment (please see the attached map), and that preliminary design work had started. I am reaching out to hopefully learn whether the specific spot has yet been identified, and how far along the design work is. The temporary transit plaza, which is a city-mandated prerequisite before any further work could commence, is almost complete. So, is the intention to break ground on phase one within the next couple of years? And what would phase one entail — a mixed-use tower or two, or something smaller in scale? Lastly, once work does begin on phase one, would one still be able to get from one end of the mall to the other from inside the mall? Or would the mall become bisected?"

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This was the response:

"I asked the management team about your request. The suggestion they had was to check for updates here - https://www.instagram.com/connectbonniedoon/ or https://www.facebook.com/connectbonniedoon/ I realize this hasn’t been updated for a while but I think this is the best place to check for updates. Sorry I presently [don't] have any more updated information."

As she hints at, their social media pages have not been updated since 2019. So, I guess we'll just have to wait and see :/
 

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She was very friendly and willing to help me, but did not know anything off-hand. So she asked me to send her an email with my questions, and she would pass them on to her manager who knows more. The outcome was disappointing, to say the least. These are the questions I asked:

"Last I heard, there were two parts of the mall under consideration for the first phase of demolition and redevelopment (please see the attached map), and that preliminary design work had started. I am reaching out to hopefully learn whether the specific spot has yet been identified, and how far along the design work is. The temporary transit plaza, which is a city-mandated prerequisite before any further work could commence, is almost complete. So, is the intention to break ground on phase one within the next couple of years? And what would phase one entail — a mixed-use tower or two, or something smaller in scale? Lastly, once work does begin on phase one, would one still be able to get from one end of the mall to the other from inside the mall? Or would the mall become bisected?"

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This was the response:

"I asked the management team about your request. The suggestion they had was to check for updates here - https://www.instagram.com/connectbonniedoon/ or https://www.facebook.com/connectbonniedoon/ I realize this hasn’t been updated for a while but I think this is the best place to check for updates. Sorry I presently [don't] have any more updated information."

As she hints at, their social media pages have not been updated since 2019. So, I guess we'll just have to wait and see :/
So her manager doesn't know anything either essentially. The VP of development or something was quoted in some news articles. Could always fire her an email and copy the other folks you spoke with previously if you're ambitious. I imagine the response will be something something market conditions, cost of labour, because of COVID.
 

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