Sherwood Park Modern Towns (Keewatin/Mt Pleasant, Freed/Trolleybus, 3s, RAW) | Page 2

Discussion in 'Buildings' started by ChesterCopperpot, May 8, 2015.

  1. TheKingEast

    TheKingEast Senior Member

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    She sounds silly. I bet she'd have a problem with anything that didn't fit her "views" on what her neighbourhood should look like. LOL @ lower property values. She sounds like a clown.
     
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  2. James

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    Are they truly concerned about increased density or are they simply more concerned about slightly lower income individuals moving into the neighborhood? To me, it sounds like the latter, but to be politically correct, it has to be re-branded as a genuine concern for "privacy, traffic and an influx of transient people".
     
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  3. tiffer24

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    I think "increased density" is millionaire's code for hobos and junkies... and possibly non-white homeowners.
     
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    Yah, these townhouses were a steal. Especially with a subway station at Mt. Pleasant arriving in a few years.
     
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  5. ehlow

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    What a photo.

    "influx of transient people" = young professionals who go out and spend money, supporting the retail, vibrancy and desirability of the neighbourhood.

    This is literally across the street from massive apartment buildings.. There are already lots of young & single people who live in the apartment blocks there.
     
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  6. ChesterCopperpot

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    Given that Toronto has an affordability crisis, maybe there should be lower property values. Except she's dead wrong anyway.
     
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  8. dowlingm

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    Planning's view: http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-78552.pdf
     
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  9. salsa

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  10. James

    James Senior Member

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    There's a line in the Toronto Star article saying: "Developer Trolleybus Urban Development, which needs city approval for rezoning to proceed..."

    Given that the units are now sold out, is this typical that a developer will actually sell the units first, then apply for rezoning? This seems counter-intuitive to me.
     
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  11. ehlow

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    There's no way these townhouses would lower property values..
     
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  12. ChesterCopperpot

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    The faces of Density Creep

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  14. Silence&Motion

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    IIRC pressure from these NIMBYs is the reason why none of the new condos lining Mount Pleasant have any retail. While Mount Pleasant is an ideal street for building urban, mixed-used development, the locals seem to be set on trying to preserve some kind of residential-only, low-density suburban dreamland.

    In other words, they don't want retail or vibrancy. It's a huge shame and a lost opportunity. They won't stop the density, but if they're more successful in opposing retail and other amenities, this neighbourhood will be much less desirable than it could be.
     
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  15. ProjectEnd

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    Wealthy white people are such a persecuted lot...
     
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