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17th Avenue Design Strategy

Postby Chris E » Thu Jan 12, 2006 11:10 pm

At the most recent 17th Avenue Design Strategy public forum,
( here is an overview http://www.calgary.ca/portal/server.pt/ ... rategy.htm )
we were presented with some 'ideas" the city-hired consultants came up with for various parts of 17th ave. Unfortunately these plans are not yet up on the city website, other than this link to the subject area:
http://www.calgary.ca/DocGallery/BU/pla ... v_ads1.pdf

If you were able to attend, what are your comments on the ideas? If you were unable to attend, I'll post a link to the ideas once they are published on the city website.
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Ideas

Postby Bob van Wegen » Sat Jan 14, 2006 11:36 am

Four ideas to consider for the 17th Avenue strategy:

1. Complete the heritage inventory for 17th Avenue... a number of potential heritage buildings have not been surveyed

2. Commit to protect heritage assets thereby identified

3. 'Faux historicism' (e.g. Mt. Royal Block replacement) in new developments discouraged http://www.tonko.com/pdf/property_brochures/mtroyal.pdf

4. Opportunities for historic interpretation - e.g. the 8000 year old native habitation archeological site near Tomkins park (Mona Lisa site), Sherman Rink fire (Humpy Hollow at Centre Street), famous streetcar crash site at Crooks drugs, etc.
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17th Avenue buildings presently on the inventory

Postby Bob van Wegen » Sat Jan 14, 2006 11:47 am

11-155 1431 17 AV SW Isabelle (Nimmons) Block 1910 BNK 8

11-107 1429 17 AV SW Bank of Nova Scotia 1912 LMR 8

11-105 908 17 AV SW Devenish Apartments 1911 PROV CON 8

05-141 738 17 AV SW Jenkins' Groceteria No. 12 1926 CON 8

11-154 641 17 AV SW Western Canada High School 1929 CLI 8

05-204 602 17 AV SW Jalland Block 1907 CON 8

11-102 308 17 AV SW Model Milk Building 1933 VIC 8

11-101 240 17 AV SW Jacques Funeral Home 1937 VIC 8

11-159 226 17 AV SW Former Grocery Store 1907 VIC 8

Link to the complete inventory:

http://www.calgary.ca/DocGallery/bu/pla ... ventor.pdf
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Postby Chris E » Sat Jan 14, 2006 2:10 pm

Maybe this weekend I'll see if I can create a 'not-yet-on-inventory' list of buildings of interest and post it here
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contacts

Postby Bob van Wegen » Sun Jan 29, 2006 8:22 pm

Where to send your comments on the 17th Avenue Urban Design Strategy:

Fax: 268-3542

Email: Brent Toderian, btoderian@calgary.ca

Mail: Land Use Planning and Policy, Loc. #8117, P.O. Box 2100 Station M, Calgary AB. T2P 2M5
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