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  • How about some modern art deco in the form of the Wells Fargo tower in Minneapolis, one of my favs!!!

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        • There are tons of world class cities that don't have natural beauty like mountains or rolling, high and low terrain or boat loads of natural foliage and some cities that even have more snow during their winter months than they'd prefer. With beautiful buildings you could change the look and feel of a neighborhood or even a whole city.

          I like the look of stone buildings, old architecture ranging anywhere from 100 years ago to several hundred years ago. They look classy and add character. Mix in stone or brick buildings at the base (first couple of stories) then glass above that and you get a good mix of two different styles.

          But whatever building styles are chosen they must have lots of foliage on the property like trees, bushes, grass no matter how small the area it consumes and keep them all trimmed and clean. Adding greenery makes buildings look alive, adds a fresh look to them, changes the ambiance or vibe of a neighborhood. If you don't believe me, take a drive through Downtown Seattle or Downtown Vancouver and you'll see few or no tall trees, just small but kept trees and hedges of cedar or some other plant that doesn't lose its color in the winter.

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          • Jasper Avenue between 106-107st please and thank you.


            (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B_NbsZIUsAA02oJ.jpg:large)
            Courtesy @BuzzBuzzHome and @WestAnnexNews


            Ottawa-Edmonton-Vancouver-Edmonton

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              That's not eye pleasing to me. If we want more trees, we should designate more city blocks to be parks only, and increase the setbacks required on lots.

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              • Can we please have a building made with glass bricks!

                Edmonton first, everything else second.

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                • Funny coincidence, I was researching uses for solid glass blocks just last week. (I found some cheap but couldn't find any really creative uses of them via many google images searches.) This though is fantastic, but new, more modern might be really cool.

                  So, where could a solid glass block building work great in Edmonton?
                  Last edited by KC; 24-04-2016, 08:45 PM.

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                  • UK design winners...

                    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-37295115

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                    • Developers, could you please build attractive row houses with front facing garages that look similar to this?


                      Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/353739814962682/
                      Edmonton first, everything else second.

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                      • Originally posted by ThomasH View Post
                        Developers, could you please build attractive row houses with front facing garages that look similar to this?


                        Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/353739814962682/
                        The style is obviously different, but I think these are pretty close to what you're looking for:
                        http://averton.ca/ab/communities/pivot
                        They have some more traditional versions of the same concept in other neighbourhoods.

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                        • The modern version looks good as well!
                          Edmonton first, everything else second.

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                          • Edmonton needs a bunch of that housing type in and around downtown, Oliver, Whyte/Old Strathcona, etc. It's a housing type that has been almost totally neglected in Edmonton.

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                            • most places where townhouses make sense as infill have back lanes so you'll see more of that. I don't see why you couldn't have a front street that looks like that minus the garage and the back looks like that minus one floor, though.

                              Most of our front-garage neighbourhoods are still a ways away from seeing significant redevelopment so it will be a while before something like that with a front garage might work. Keep in mind that for a double garage you need a 25' lot and you can build a detached house on that.

                              There are some rules that do make it hard to build row housing and those need to change. Hopefully we see more in Blatchford.
                              There can only be one.

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