Someone posted the project page to Reddit. Turns out, this will be a primary healthcare building!
This definitely pertains to uh, certain developers Regency but not all are as inconsiderate.The Edmonton development cycle:
1. Demolish an existing building. Make sure never to propose development on a parking lot. Buildings with character and heritage are preferred.
2. Let sit for 5-10 years. Make sure the lot looks as dilapidated as possible. Tattered fences, ponds, and rubble are bonuses.
This tried and true method ensures that everyone is thrilled with whatever you propose, no matter how sh*t, because it's better than nothing.
There were farms in that area back in the 60-70s. EL Smith had that land blocked off for future expansion. They were pretty fallow the last decade or so.Impressive.
Does anyone know what those lands were used for (farming?) years ago? They have sat like that for as far I can recall (1987).
Edmonton plans to convert four hotels into new supportive housing units. 360 units in unidentified hotels called 'another step in the right direction'.Edmonton receives $14.9M from Ottawa to build 68 supportive housing units, Iveson again urges province to cover operating costs
Author of the article Dustin Cook
Publishing date:Jul 06, 2021
EDC is usually very harsh to anything that's out of the norm. If it is a glass shoebox, a boring suburban condo or a cookie-cutter house, they're fine with it.Orange Hub development (156 and Stony Plain) was proposed today at EDC. It’s a 3 storey structure with a “community space” on the main level and parkade on the upper two levels. The structure will be wrapped in chain link fence that is proposed to have public art on it. Artists in San Diego and Tokyo have done beautiful work with this actually as presented at the meeting.
EDC was thoroughly not impressed with chain link as a material choice so it will be interesting to see if they pursue it further. One member said it looked like a correctional facility. Contrary to some of the jokes on here about them being gentle to applicants - they definitely do not hold back their criticism.