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#121 lanforod

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Posted 03 April 2018 - 11:41 AM

Someone oughta push for a 100 metre building that is 25 storeys :). Sneak that past!


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#122 aastra

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Posted 09 October 2018 - 05:17 PM

News item from 1968, "Bonus Plan Allows Tall Tower":
https://archive.org/...1214/1968_12_14

 

 

...he expected the two projects "will really spark redevelopment of James Bay" and city planners indicated they regard them as a turning point in the renewal of the area.


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#123 aastra

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Posted 19 December 2018 - 01:51 PM

So the current issue of the TC's "Capital Home" magazine tells me that Shellie Gudgeon lives in a Shutters penthouse. Nothing wrong with that, of course. But I'm just wondering how it jibes with her record for supporting such condo developments. Although I suppose somebody could always make the case that 9 or 10 floors on the harbour in Vic West is "good" tall as versus "bad" tall, and that formerly obscene luxury becomes much more wholesome after it ages a few years and has some maintenance issues, etc.

 

Anyway, I'd file this as yet another example of how a formerly inappropriate and/or threatening development eventually becomes an established and wholesome part of the urban fabric.


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#124 Rob Randall

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Posted 19 December 2018 - 02:28 PM

^Could be like the vegetarian that  is ok buying a leather jacket from the used clothing store. No big deal because the damage has already been done.


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#125 aastra

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Posted 19 December 2018 - 04:04 PM

 

...I'm just wondering how it jibes with her record for supporting such condo developments.

 

FYI, I was actually asking the question. What was her attitude in this regard?



 



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