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Sellig

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Is the parkade not an expansion of an existing building parkade for Epcor Tower and the high-rises to be constructed as separate project(s) and a separate land parcel?
I was told that they are re-enforcing the concrete columns in the parkade. The original building that was supposed to by built on the North-West side was only 8 to 10 stories ...

They now started blocking off P2 and I bet half of P1 will be under construction in the next weeks or so. They also probably want to rush it a bit as loosing about 40% of the parking is not good when employees might start coming back to the Tower ...
 

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New access road to the loading dock starting to be built
 

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You can see the 'living bridge' just adjacent to the site. Hopefully Station lands does something with it, since they removed the gardens and other amenities back in 2018. When I biked through over the course of last summer, it was in a pretty sorry state.
It is great to plant things and our urban areas need more of that, but the city needs to do more than just plan to plant some trees and bushes.

f you can't spend the efffort and money on ongoing maintenance and upkeep, it just becomes a wasted effort.
 

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It is great to plant things and our urban areas need more of that, but the city needs to do more than just plan to plant some trees and bushes.

f you can't spend the efffort and money on ongoing maintenance and upkeep, it just becomes a wasted effort.
"Fruit from the garden was free. It also hosted Indigenous ceremonies, a ukulele circle and yoga sessions, said Rebecca Kaiser, a co-ordinator of Boyle Street Community Services’ inner city recreation and wellness program Friday. The joint program involving the City of Edmonton, the Bissell Centre and Boyle Street was involved with the garden since 2013.

Garden staff helped to connect marginalized people on the bridge with community resources, Kaiser said.

“It was a really safe space for people to open up about what they were going through,” Kaiser said. “It was a relaxed, neutral area … They had ownership over the space even if it doesn’t fit into the conventional sense,” she said.

In 2017, the bridge had 34 volunteers and gardeners that tended to its vegetables, chokecherries and other bushes."
 

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It is great to plant things and our urban areas need more of that, but the city needs to do more than just plan to plant some trees and bushes.

f you can't spend the efffort and money on ongoing maintenance and upkeep, it just becomes a wasted effort.
The land is also owned by Qualico, not the CIty, so the onus is on them to maintain and enhance that bridge.
 

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The land is also owned by Qualico, not the CIty, so the onus is on them to maintain and enhance that bridge.
Qualico's main goal is I believe to develop the land in the future. I don't know the details, but if the "onus" is not a legal or contractual requirement, then it might not count for much. If it is, then someone else is failing to enforce it.
 

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STATION LANDS WILL BREATHE NEW LIFE INTO AN IMPORTANT PART OF EDMONTON'S DOWNTOWN​

Our cities are becoming denser, and we see increasing demand for downtown environments that meet all the criteria people expect from a vibrant urban community. The mixed-use developments we're exploring for Station Lands have the potential to fulfill these demands while creating some of the most engaging social hubs in our city. Our approach to development will provide new ways for people to connect—and stay connected—to their neighbours, local businesses, and their city.
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Qualico Properties has begun the next phase of construction on Station Lands. This involves the redevelopment of a former CN railyard on over 9 acres.
The current plans for Station Lands support city-wide growth policies, energy sustainability objectives, arts and culture policy, and provides much needed new housing in an area yearning for revitalization.

 

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