It does work in other cities. Problem is, it's cheaper and easier to develop greenfield here so there's no incentive to go through the hassle.This seems to be a case of Planners using LRT stops to entice development -- quite adamantly, I say this does not work. The entire plan is flawed in the extreme.
The average person will go to the events center once or twice a year outside of employees (who often won't change jobs just based on an LRT walk).Yes, our city planners often seem to have a strange attraction to flawed plans especially if they involve spending more money.
So, the logic as it goes here, is the extra distance for people to walk to the Expo Centre is not supposed to be a problem, but somehow it would be for people living in the area.
Maybe just leave it as it is rather than spend a lot of money to change it and hope they will come.