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Ward8

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It wont happen, but I'd love to see a more hands off approach. It would be cool to have things divided into standard lots and auction them off at a standard rate. Have a couple basic rules around minimum density, prohibit re-selling, and probably have a maximum number of lots that can be combined. You would probably need huge towers in certain locations, so that would be left to the bigger developers. It would be an interesting way to spread some of the wealth to smaller developers. Probably make for really interesting urbanism too.
 

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They had some effect on some of them, responsible is too strong a word; they have no say in the retail.
From what I understand the Canary Commons area was selective with their retail, a similar perspective would have helped to enrich the waterfront area. Of course they are likely different ownership structures, etc. Although WT may not have had influence, it would be good for the city if the ownership was thoughtful about their retail selection.
 

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From what I understand the Canary Commons area was selective with their retail, a similar perspective would have helped to enrich the waterfront area. Of course they are likely different ownership structures, etc. Although WT may not have had influence, it would be good for the city if the ownership was thoughtful about their retail selection.
Urban Capital is super selective of who gets their retail units. Concord Adex is as well.
 

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Perhaps he's leaving the panel?
 

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Thanks, it might be best to try to separate the Portlands development stuff (which will go on for years and is more to do with buildings) from the more general West Don Lands thread which is currently dealing more with the flood protection and parks but ...
As individual projects are submitted to the City for review, we will create threads for them at that time!

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The old moon (a waning crescent glowing in earthshine) joins brilliant Venus and dim Mars (barely visible just to the left and above the Moon) in the southeast before sunrise over the Port Lands on Saturday January 29, 2022. Shot from our balcony in the Distillery.

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