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Old 02-24-2012, 07:31 AM   #41
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I like it, a style that we haven't really seen in Calgary yet. The closest we have to the staggered window style would be the UofC's downtown campus building, and it is only 4 storeys and is easily lost in our core.

Plus I am all for some developments hitting the 10th avenue area, getting us closer and closer to ultimately bridging the gap across the CP tracks to 9th avenue, and the potential of all of those parking lots to really give us some great density and mixed uses.
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Old 02-29-2012, 09:28 AM   #42
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Wow great summary of projects frinkprof.
Keep it coming!
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Old 03-04-2012, 10:14 AM   #43
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New traffic detours loom as Eighth Avenue Place starts work on second massive tower



‘It’s a good headache to have,’ says downtown association director



By Sherri Zickefoose, Calgary Herald March 3, 2012


Construction is to begin in mid-March on a second office tower for Eighth Avenue Place off 5th Street S.W.


Work on the 40-storey, 850,000-square-foot west tower is estimated to wrap by the summer of 2014.


The existing 49-storey tower, comprising 1.1 million square feet of office space, was completed in early 2011 on the site of the old Penny Lane complex.

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Total office demand in Calgary’s downtown commercial real estate market hit a high level in 2011 — more than four times the 10-year historical average.

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Note that the second tower will now actually be a little bit taller than the one pictured in this rendering:



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Old 03-04-2012, 11:23 AM   #44
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Wow, I thought that would have been a Bankers Hall 2 type delay, not a couple years.
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Old 03-19-2012, 10:09 AM   #45
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More renderings of the Brad Lamb development at 6th Street and 10th Avenue SW discussed a few posts up. These are from their new website:

http://www.6thandtenth.com






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Old 03-19-2012, 10:12 AM   #46
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Also, some potentially big news about the Herald Square office development. Brookfield (the developer) has puchased the Bow Parkade which gives them complete ownership of the block. Looks like they could scrap their current plans (shown in the massive rendering posted earlier) and build either a one or two tower complex.

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Jan Sucharda, president & CEO of Brookfield Office Properties - Canadian Commercial Operations, says he has already launched a competition with a select group of local and global architects to provide a site plan that may include a single or multiple buildings. Brookfield had looked at ideas for the east portion of the block but the new acquisition opens a totally new opportunity to build an iconic development worthy of the site.

Having control of the whole block allows for an exciting environment in which it can offer great amenities and tenant experiences.



http://www.calgaryherald.com/busines...458/story.html
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Old 03-19-2012, 10:23 AM   #47
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That's good news. I always thought that block was a dump; here's to something iconic and powerful on that important piece of property.

Wish my firm was involved on that.
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Old 03-19-2012, 10:23 AM   #48
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Apologies if this isn't the correct thread. I was wondering if anyone know's what's going up just to the East of the Sunnyside LRT station, where the former City warehouse is getting torn down?
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Apologies if this isn't the correct thread. I was wondering if anyone know's what's going up just to the East of the Sunnyside LRT station, where the former City warehouse is getting torn down?
Unfortunately for now, that's basically all that's happening. The building is being torn down and I believe the intent is to sell the land. First though, it will be used for a short time as a staging area for the refurbishment of the LRT station (extending it to 4 car length). Hopefully something decent gets built there.
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Thanks! Where but CP can you ask a slightly obscure question and get a knowledgeable answer in 2 minutes or less?
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As a Sunnyside resident I would love to see that warehouse site get a nice mid-rise condo project with some ground floor retail. It would complement Pixel by Battistella going up on the other side of the tracks too.
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As a Sunnyside resident I would love to see that warehouse site get a nice mid-rise condo project with some ground floor retail. It would complement Pixel by Battistella going up on the other side of the tracks too.
I remember there was a property proposed for Sunnyside that was called Opera (or something like that)... it was about a 10-12 story building with a circular floorplate; not sure if that's still going on or not. I believe it was right on Memorial Drive.
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I remember there was a property proposed for Sunnyside that was called Opera (or something like that)... it was about a 10-12 story building with a circular floorplate; not sure if that's still going on or not. I believe it was right on Memorial Drive.
I've never heard of that proposal, how long ago was it out there?
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The Bow-to-Bluff corridor plans are being released later this week, I believe. Might be some information there about what's happening where the triangular warehouse building was (since it's right along the corridor). Last I heard, there were rumours about a mixed use property with retail on the main level and low income residential above it, but that was a very secondhand account.
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I've never heard of that proposal, how long ago was it out there?
I remember seeing something about it about 7-8 years ago... For some reason it stands out in my mind, because it was the first skyscraper-type building going up east of the Sunnyside LRT. I have no idea if those plans are still valid anymore.
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That warehouse land has always been earmarked for some sort of affordable housing. Likely that's how it'll be developed, but with some public space facing the LRT corridor.
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Calgary City Centre development moving forward



36-storey office skyscraper planned



By Mario Toneguzzi, Calgary Herald April 4, 2012


CALGARY — Phase 1 of the Calgary City Centre development site in the downtown is moving forward with a planned 36-storey office skyscraper.


Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited said the first phase of the downtown project will include the tower comprising 853,032 square feet with a retail podium, and five levels of underground parking with 632 stalls.


The building will be complete for the first tenant occupancy by March 2016.


The Phase 1 office tower is part of a larger mixed-use development which incorporates office, retail, a five-star hotel and luxury condominium residences.


The development covers a full city block of 3.2 acres, located at 2nd Street S.W. and 3rd Avenue S.W. in the Eau Claire area.



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Phase 1 highlights include: the second floor of the office tower will be connected to the Plus-15 walkway system via three bridge connections across 2nd (to Livingston Place) and 3rd Streets S.W. (to the Devon Tower) and 3rd Avenue S.W. (to Jamieson Place); an expansive two-storey office lobby will run along 2nd Street S.W. with a landscaped courtyard extending from the lobby to 3rd Street; the typical floor plate size is 26,782 square feet, providing for efficient office areas and the potential for eight corner offices per floor; and five levels of underground parking with 632 stalls will be available, including bicycle lockers and showers located at grade and on level P1.


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Construction is scheduled to begin in May.


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For those not familiar, these are the some renderings of the project:





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Old 04-05-2012, 06:55 AM   #60
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For reference the tower they have announced that they will build first is the one on the left (east side).

This is an excellent project, can't wait for them to break ground in May!
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