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Urban living in Niagara Falls is quite possible today and quite cheap. I spent the weekend in the area and drove down the main road in downtown (not the area near the falls but the one near the train station and bridge to the US). Quite rundown and lots of empty storefronts. Not a lot of demand for condos here!
 

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This tower isn't representative of urban living. It's representative of a resort next to an attraction. There has been one of these proposed every few year for the past 15 years. How is this any different? It's a restaurateur and not an established GTA developer with international connections to pull of a grandiose, billion dollar complex.

The population of the greater Niagara area is irrelevant. There are better options for urban high rise living in Hamilton.
 
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This tower isn't representative of urban living. It's representative of a resort next to an attraction. There has been one of these proposed every few year for the past 15 years. How is this any different? It's a restaurateur and not an established GTA developer with international connections to pull of a grandiose, billion dollar complex.

The population of the greater Niagara area is irrelevant. There are better options for urban high rise living in Hamilton.
You got to start somewhere though. Restaurants and hotels such as these create jobs, and you don't have urban high rise living without jobs.
 

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What's what that podium? It looks urbanistically bankrupt (not that there is much on that strip to bankrupt, but...)

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The bracketed phrase is the operative one there: the area is horrible overall, with nothing for pedestrians. I am surprised that the City of Niagara Falls does not/has not required new developments in the area to improve the public realm enough to make walking towards the falls into a pleasant experience, but they simply don't care. I actually see this podium as preferable to the patchwork of surface parking lots that predominate otherwise nearby… but not seen in those renderings is a linked above-ground garage to the west that won't be any better than the car-first planning one finds in similar places, ie. Las Vegas, which I believe that Niagara Falls aspires to be.

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The bracketed phrase is the operative one there: the area is horrible overall, with nothing for pedestrians. I am surprised that the City of Niagara Falls does not/has not required new developments in the area to improve the public realm enough to make walking towards the falls into a pleasant experience, but they simply don't care. I actually see this podium as preferable to the patchwork of surface parking lots that predominate otherwise nearby… but not seen in those renderings is a linked above-ground garage to the west that won't be any better than the car-first planning one finds in similar places, ie. Las Vegas, which I believe that Niagara Falls aspires to be.

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Anything is preferable over sterile parking lots - but that's said pretty much nothing as to what good urban design for that area of NF should be.

Frankly NF is becoming more and more displeasing.

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If anyone is interested and watching this on Niagara Falls City Council via you tube. To get an insight in what's going on with this building and a 34 storeys condo building that they will be building in the downtown area by the new go train station. I believe that it will be on at 6 o clock November 12th 2019.
 

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This building isn't within comfortable walking distance to Clifton Hill. In fact, it is as far from Clifton Hill as Marineland.
That's because it's located in the area where you can see the Horseshoe Falls close. That's why they have most of the tall buildings in that location as you can see in the photos up above.
 

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This building isn't within comfortable walking distance to Clifton Hill. In fact, it is as far from Clifton Hill as Marineland.
Clifton Hill isn't very close to the Falls, this tower is...
 

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People staying in a high end condo/hotel aren't interested in Clifton Hill. The casino and upscale dining and other stupidly overpriced shops and restaurants are a short walk away.
 

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