Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Citizens for Responsible Development - C4RD March 5 at 2:30pm · Sign the petition plus share the C4RD website. Tell City Council that neighbourhoods are harmed - not helped - by Council’s densification fiasco of lot-splitting, skinny houses, skinny apartments, condos on surplus school sites, and the resulting traffic shortcutting.-------------------Cora Shaw I think that what the major issues are that aging infrastructure is a big issue. As we get more infil it puts stresses on our roads, sewer systems and other infrastructure. Most of the mature neighbourhoods have not had infrastructure replaced in over 5 decades. There are some streets or avenue that are difficult to navigate due to crumbling sidewalks, sewage smell or no ramps. The garage apartments have been popular as well as garden suites. What communities are asking for is consultation and if there are Area Development Plans or Overlays in place that they need to be looked at before a development is in place.---------Julie Ali Cora Shaw I've been to city council meetings under Mandel and crew and was not impressed. I felt there was disrespect for citizens presenting about the need to keep farm land in the NE intact. I felt that we were not listened to. The major push for overdevelopment is not (in my opinion) necessary but certainly helps the city get more taxpayer dollars in. I do feel some sort of citizen input is needed to preserve green space and retain usuable infrastructure that can be repurposed such as the old Museum in Glenora. Why do we have to pave over our history? https://www.change.org/.../alberta-infrastructure-save...---------

https://www.change.org/p/alberta-infrastructure-save-the-museum-building-in-old-glenora/u/19695248
PETITION UPDATE

Dr Swan, leader of the Liberal Party

June Acorn
Canada
MAR 13, 2017 — Dr. Swann agrees with us and will write to the Government 
Thank you for your significant support Dr. Swann.



June Acorn · 
June I agree with you and will write a letter in support of preserving this iconic building.

Sincerely

David Swann

Dr. David Swann, MLA Calgary - Mountain View, Leader
Alberta Liberal Opposition

Tel: 403.216.5445 Fax: 403.216.5447...See more


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Sign the petition plus share the C4RD website. Tell City Council that neighbourhoods are harmed - not helped - by Council’s densification fiasco of lot-splitting, skinny houses, skinny apartments, condos on surplus school sites, and the resulting traffic shortcutting.

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David Sutter Do not vote for any incumbent Councillors..
Julie Ali Unfortunately most folks vote for familiar faces which is why we have unproductive councillors still in place. I think we should change all of them.
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Val Lorena especially Iveson and Ben Henderson
LikeReply8March 5 at 4:39pm
Tricia Nykolyn Especially Ben Henderson. He has drank the koolaid. He believes in densification for the sake of it. He believes skinny houses in Bonnie Doon and Hardisty will bring more families into the neighborhoods. The latest skinny in Bonnie Doon was selling for $788,000.00. Not really affordable for young families. And no yards. This is just a money grab for developers. They don't care about character of neighborhoods. The City should care, but they really don't. If they did they would have a careful plan that would allow densification where it makes sense and disallow it where it destroys the character of a neighbourhood.
Val Lorena So true and really sad that the ones in power do not realize what they are doing to the ordinary folk
LikeReply3March 7 at 5:00pm
Ken Hass Tricia Nykolyn . Builds slums and crime.
Ken Hass Val Lorena, City council and the mayor are criminal.
Joyce Hamula Have they all lost their minds? Iam starting to hate this city/province/country.
LikeReply4March 5 at 6:53pm
Alan Hare Alberta ,you're becoming Ontario slowly but surely .May i suggest you please stop .Theres a reason so many of us left .This is one of them .Edmonton specifically has had a beautiful layout when it comes to its parks and trails .World class.Enough of this !
LikeReply7March 5 at 7:50pm
Will Reynard Lentilles urban densification is a very, very good thing.
LikeReply6March 6 at 2:31pm
Citizens for Responsible Development - C4RD Absolutely, Will, urban densification can be good -- when it is responsibly planned and implemented. Edmonton lacks a plan, so urban densification is failing to achieve its goals of (1) curbing sprawl by providing affordable housing to prevent the flight to the suburbs, and (2) revitalizing mature neighbourhoods by ensuring a variety of housing types are built where they are needed. Details are found on the website at C4RD.ca. Thanks for your interest in responsible urban planning.
Dougal MacDonald City council should just appoint developers to all the council positions.
LikeReply3March 6 at 3:55pm
Julie Ali We don't have democratic representatives. We have developer representatives. Very sad.
LikeReply2March 6 at 4:51pm
Will Reynard Lentilles they already have that, lol
Cheryl L Robson some infills are beautiful. and then there are the skinny over priced skinny houses. (Not Good and ugly)
LikeReply6March 7 at 9:07pm
Dianne Julianna Storheim-Hill Jack Hill here is what I was talking about to sign
LikeReply1March 8 at 5:59am
Ken Hass If Edmonton ever gets a major snowfall all the flaws of infill housing will become apparent.
LikeReply3March 8 at 6:41am
Judy Carter Do you have an issue too with lane way housing , the new shipping container housing and Tiny Homes? I believe in housing for all and yes the skin 5 plex housing is not a great idea. My husband said it was more about making more money for a developer then anything else.
Cora Shaw I think that what the major issues are that aging infrastructure is a big issue. As we get more infil it puts stresses on our roads, sewer systems and other infrastructure. Most of the mature neighbourhoods have not had infrastructure replaced in over 5 decades. There are some streets or avenue that are difficult to navigate due to crumbling sidewalks, sewage smell or no ramps.

The garage apartments have been popular as well as garden suites. What communities are asking for is consultation and if there are Area Development Plans or Overlays in place that they need to be looked at before a development is in place.
LikeReply2March 9 at 2:09pm
Julie Ali Cora Shaw I've been to city council meetings under Mandel and crew and was not impressed. I felt there was disrespect for citizens presenting about the need to keep farm land in the NE intact. I felt that we were not listened to. The major push for overdevelopment is not (in my opinion) necessary but certainly helps the city get more taxpayer dollars in. I do feel some sort of citizen input is needed to preserve green space and retain usuable infrastructure that can be repurposed such as the old Museum in Glenora. Why do we have to pave over our history? https://www.change.org/.../alberta-infrastructure-save...
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Ben Wiebe Skinny's have their places but they don't belong in older established neighborhoods. Along main drags in the Oliver area in places with multiple apartment buildings sure. I don't want them in my neighborhood. I bought my place because I like large lots and 40-60 feet between homes. I don't want my street full of parked cars on both sides of the road making the area almost impassible in winter. I sold a lot I had in glenora because of all the skinny's that were coming up. The parking was already bad enough in the area. Unfortunately I contributed to the problem as I suspect the individual i sold to will be putting up two skinny's once he gets approval.
LikeReply3March 9 at 2:07pm
Peter Brown WOW! what a "beautiful " house hahahahaha
LikeReply1March 9 at 9:48pm
Allison L. Smith This is a huge fire hazard- there are a bunch in St.Albert too
Julie Ali Houses in new neighbourhoods are so tight you can barely get a wheelbarrow through the lane between the houses. So you can imagine how close we are to each other. A fire would leap from house to house pretty quick.
Brian Schaab The problem with these skinny tall houses is that there all stairs going in going up going down no good for people that have problems going up or down stairs or kids and we're do you park your vehicle more houses more fire hydrants were you can not park your vehicle in front or ex veh because the house are as wide as a vehicle long
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Citizens for Responsible Development - C4RD Also, what if someone is disabled? I personally have a handicapped stall in front of my house for DATS and for my husband to pick me up from. Also in my neighbourhood from 95 St to 82 St & from 118 Ave to 111 Ave, parking is on only one side of the block. ~ Cora, admin ~
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Julie Ali None of these problems will change through our elected hires. Citizens need to be yapping to councillors. And voting them out if they are only obeying developer requirements. Luckily we have a community league system in Edmonton. We can mobilize citizens effectively through these community leagues. We need to get the word out to community league presidents, put the information on the newsletters for communities and get folks to vote out the councillors who are basically developer magnets.
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