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#201 Rob Randall

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Posted 03 February 2016 - 03:09 PM

The undersized parking spaces on the main level are unwelcoming.  

 

It's fine for my little Nissan and I seem to always find a space in the evening. But yeah, maybe not so good for Mike's Escalade.


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#202 Mike K.

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Posted 03 February 2016 - 03:38 PM

Pfffff. I park on Nissans.


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#203 lanforod

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Posted 03 February 2016 - 10:04 PM

That is the problem with Tuscany. It is attempting to be both a car-centric mall and a people-centric place and isn't doing either very well. I think they need to push all the parking underground save a few handicap and some loading zones and then actually make the middle portion people space, including patios for restaurants, etc.

 

I would note that Uptown suffers from some of this too (and do lots of other malls that are developing right now)

I think Uptown does it a lot better. Tuscany is terrible parking wise, but many of the businesses are the 5-10 minute parking type ones. Push parking too far away, and they may suffer. I think the whole area would be a lot more attractive with that proposal though.


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#204 Coreyburger

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Posted 03 February 2016 - 10:06 PM

I think Uptown does it a lot better. Tuscany is terrible parking wise, but many of the businesses are the 5-10 minute parking type ones. Push parking too far away, and they may suffer. I think the whole area would be a lot more attractive with that proposal though.

 

Maybe, depends how many of their customers actually get there by car. I would suspect it is a lot less than people think. The problem is that the half-car-centric design of Tuscany lead to very narrow sidewalks in places, especially in front of Thrifty's.



#205 lanforod

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Posted 03 February 2016 - 10:08 PM

I'd also like to see improvements to the car entrances and exits too, there. It's a nightmare for cyclists.

 

The next block west is even worse of course, due to no lane.


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#206 Bingo

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Posted 03 February 2016 - 10:12 PM

I think Uptown does it a lot better. Tuscany is terrible parking wise, but many of the businesses are the 5-10 minute parking type ones. Push parking too far away, and they may suffer. I think the whole area would be a lot more attractive with that proposal though.

 

When I shop at Thrifty Foods I always park underneath. You can take your shopping cart down the flat escalator from inside their store to the parkade.



#207 lanforod

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Posted 04 February 2016 - 08:41 AM

^ Yeah, for Thrifty's the setup is great. Not so much for the rest of them, where the surface parking is often full.



#208 Mixed365

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Posted 08 March 2017 - 09:19 AM

I had no idea Tuscany Village had it's own rooftop area for residents. 

That would be so nice to hang out on. 
 

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#209 Rob Randall

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Posted 22 October 2017 - 10:39 PM

They had to repave the area near Monk Office earlier this year but that has not ended the problems with sagging and uneven parking lot this photo taken today shows.

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#210 Bingo

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Posted 23 October 2017 - 05:59 AM

The spaces are too small in the upper parking. I always park below near the escalator at Thrifty's when I get groceries.



#211 Coreyburger

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Posted 23 October 2017 - 08:25 AM

They had to repave the area near Monk Office earlier this year but that has not ended the problems with sagging and uneven parking lot this photo taken today shows.

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Almost like they built on top of a stream or something, If they had grass and pedestrianized pavers on the main level like a real Italian piazza, they wouldn't have this problem quite as much (the buildings would still be sinking, but at least the water could run off)



#212 aastra

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Posted 23 October 2017 - 08:28 AM

Just change the branding to "Venetian Village" overnight and problem solved.


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