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Looks really nice, very excited by the possibility of more non-market housing getting built. That said, I worry that if this were ever built Chinatown would just become even more weighted down than it already is, these sorts of services really ideally need to be more spread out through the city.
All the housing is needed however I agree. A huge concentration in one ominous looking block sends off a very bad vibe. Aka institutionalized poverty. Aka the industry of charity where more money goes into well-meaning but overly bureaucratic endeavours instead of more flexible programming and spaces... Also known as The Taj Mahal effect I believe. Whenever a corporation plans a brand new corporate bauble the place is sunk because priorities are lost and focus changes... If they took the same $ and even just spread it into 4 smaller regional sites it would have a better impact. Then again I'm sure some economic efficiencies in doing a mega-project with one set of NIMBY neighbours also has its appeals...
 

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I predict once this newest version of a doomed nightclub opens and closes in this location they'll have an "uh oh" and be rewarded with insurance $$ Calgary-style... Funny that! SMH... Even when I was still pounding jaggerbombs at Brewster's and Druid back in the day we'd never go to anything as awful as whatever happened to be open at Jasper and 108 in this location... And that says something when drunk journalism school students who love pitchers of unlimited tap beer from Boston Pizza won't go near a place...
Did the Calgary location on Stephen Ave go under?

I thought a chain would probably do better than the others that have tried this location.
 

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I predict once this newest version of a doomed nightclub opens and closes in this location they'll have an "uh oh" and be rewarded with insurance $$ Calgary-style... Funny that! SMH... Even when I was still pounding jaggerbombs at Brewster's and Druid back in the day we'd never go to anything as awful as whatever happened to be open at Jasper and 108 in this location... And that says something when drunk journalism school students who love pitchers of unlimited tap beer from Boston Pizza won't go near a place...
Fwiw it never seemed like BLVD which was there previously was doing all that badly, the place just sustained substantial water damage after a water main broke and flooded the place. I was working in an office tower across the street and multiple people lost their cars in the lower parkade floors.
 

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Too little, too late.


City launches new incentive for non-residential heritage buildings​

June 20, 2022​
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A current view of the Canada Permanent Building which was designated a historic resource in May.
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Owners of non-residential buildings who are seeking heritage designation can now apply for an exemption from tax increases of up to $50,000 per year for 10 years.

To qualify for the exemption, building owners must invest a minimum of $100,000 in the rehabilitation and restoration of the property.

“It can be expensive for owners of non-residential properties to renovate their heritage properties,” said Scott Ashe, heritage planner for the City of Edmonton. “Sometimes it's easier and more profitable to tear the building down and put something else in its place. We hope this new incentive will help building owners make the decision to rehabilitate heritage buildings, and preserve Edmonton’s history.”

Currently, designated, non-residential heritage properties are eligible for a one-time grant of up to 50 per cent of eligible rehabilitation and restoration costs to a maximum of $500,000. The tax exemption will be in addition to these grant funds.

In order to qualify, the non-residential heritage property must be included on the City’s inventory of historic buildings.

The City’s Historic Resource Management Plan outlines the City’s mission to identify, protect and promote the preservation and use of historic resources. Since the plan was initiated in 1985, 170 properties have been designated, with more designations planned in the future.​

For more information:
edmonton.ca/HistoricResources

Media contact:
Mary-Ann Thurber
Communications Advisor
Communications and Engagement
780-619-3254​
 

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This has been on their website for a while now. I inquired about it a year ago with no response from Gardner.
Oh yeah, I remember you asking about that. It's been bugging me ever since haha
 

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The design is blech (as strip malls tend to be), but I do like how much thought went into picking the sort of tenants they aimed for. It could still go a little ways in reducing car dependence.
Major commercial development coming to Ardrossan
 

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