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The Gaslight District | HIP Developments
#21
Not sure if this is part of the project, but I found it on the server listed as a South East view, although I don't see any of the proposed 20 floor towers in it.

[Image: J2dwZAT.jpg]
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#22
Looks about right.

I was under the impression that the towers were across Fraser Street from the "Southworks" portion. It could just be an omission for effect though.

Hate the entry area; just leave it brick.
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#23
City to give 1 million dollars to Galt tech hub.
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#24
The first meeting with residents didn't go well..  Welcome to Cambridge HIP.....

http://www.therecord.com/news-story/7072...-concerns/
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#25
This is a good example of gentrification issues.

"We want you to preserve more of what we feel is needs-to-be-preserved old building" = Increased cost for development

"We want you to lower the height of the building" = fewer units

Increased cost spread over fewer units yields much higher per-unit premium, stratifying the unit cost and cutting out more prospective buyers.
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#26
(12-09-2016, 08:12 PM)ac3r Wrote: Not sure if this is part of the project, but I found it on the server listed as a South East view, although I don't see any of the proposed 20 floor towers in it.
[Image: Gaslight_Project_web___Gallery.jpg]

This is the correct render I believe. I think the one previously posted is a closeup of an existing structure.
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#27
While I realize that developers are private corporations who don't need to divulge their financial reports publicly, this would be an opportunity to show some clear numbers.
Eg (and these numbers are made up standins)
As proposed cost: $20,000,000
As proposed sales: $22,000,000

As requested cost: $22,000,000 (ie lower height, save more building)
As requested sales: $21,000,000

That could give some leverage for seeking municipal support to protect part of the existing building. It would also give credence to, or put paid to, the argument about "greedy developers pushing us around" or "citizens who are preventing us from being financially sound."
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#28
they should just allow them to tear down any building they want in the area, none of it is particularly pretty or worth keeping.
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#29
I think there's quite a bit worth preserving there, and not just Southworks.
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#30
(01-28-2017, 04:34 PM)darts Wrote: they should just allow them to tear down any building they want in the area, none of it is particularly pretty or worth keeping.

That's what I thought about those ugly Uniroyal buildings on Breithaupt St.   I'm glad no one listened to me.
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