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    Anyone have information on where The Arlington is at? Is it still in design stages with Brimsmead?
    Thus the task is not so much to see what no-one yet has seen, but to think what nobody yet has thought that which everyone sees. - Schopenhauer

  • #2
    design is done i think...it is in a web of issues to my knowledge.


    Ottawa-Edmonton-Vancouver-Edmonton

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    • #3
      ...as the stomach turns...
      President and CEO - Airshow.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by RichardS
        ...as the stomach turns...
        actually it is called "proponent in-action", meaning he is not doing anything...grr.

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        • #5
          grr is right...
          President and CEO - Airshow.

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          • #6
            Arlington condo info night!

            as a resident of the area i received my DC1 ap community sheet yesterday:

            come out and see/review/comment:

            thursday, feb 22

            7pm-9pm

            Grant Mac - CN theatre- main floor, room 5-142, 105st building.


            Ottawa-Edmonton-Vancouver-Edmonton

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            • #7
              Excellent news Ian.

              Is there anything on the notice that gives a clue about what they have planned?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by newfangled
                Excellent news Ian.

                Is there anything on the notice that gives a clue about what they have planned?

                113 units, 20 storey, retain W,S,E facade.


                how about a we meet up then after head for a pint and bite after to discuss?

                thoughts?


                Ottawa-Edmonton-Vancouver-Edmonton

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                • #9
                  Not 100% sure I'll make it, because I might be in Calgary. Definitely going to try to make it back though.

                  113 units, 20 storeys? So is this the same as the bzka rendering that's been around for ages?

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                  • #10
                    Wouldn't mind going, but you know the same nut jobs that were at the East Jasper meetings will be out in full force. Can we atleast go for a few drinks before...might be the only way to make it tolerable.

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                    • #11
                      I'll go.

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                      • #12
                        I'll put on my Nimby stomping boots.

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                        • #13
                          how about we meet 6pm for a pint or coffee and then head there at 7 ish then for a post mortem aprez?


                          Ottawa-Edmonton-Vancouver-Edmonton

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                          • #14
                            Arlington Apartments DC1 Historic Designation

                            Table of Contents

                            Parcel A

                            1. General Purpose

                            2. Area of Application

                            3. Uses

                            4. Development Criteria

                            Parcel B

                            1. General Purpose

                            2. Area of Application

                            3. Uses

                            4. Development Criteria




                            Appendices
                            Parcel A

                            1. General Purpose

                            To establish a Direct Development Control District to accommodate a limited range of uses for the Arlington Apartments such that by limiting the range of specific land uses and developing sensitive site development criteria, the development will be compatible with the designation of the Arlington Apartments as a Municipal Historic Resource.

                            2. Area of Application

                            This DC1 District shall apply to Plan B, Block 5, Lot 51 and the southerly 3.29 m of Lot 52, located east of 106 Street and north of 100 Avenue, (Parcel A).

                            3. Uses

                            The following Discretionary Uses are allowed:

                            1) Residential and Residential Related

                            a) Apartment Hotels

                            b) Apartment Housing

                            c) Boarding and Lodging Houses

                            d) Major Home Occupations

                            e) Minor Home Occupations

                            2) Commercial

                            a) Business Support Services

                            b) General Retail Stores

                            c) Hotels

                            d) Limited Contractor Services

                            e) Personal Service Shops

                            f) Professional, Financial and Office Support Services

                            g) Professional Offices

                            h) Retail Stores, Convenience up to a maximum gross floor area of 100 m2 (1,076.43 sq. ft.)

                            3) Basic Services

                            a) Government Services

                            4) Community, Educational, Recreational, and Cultural Services

                            a) Child Care Services

                            b) Private Education Services

                            c) Public Education Services

                            4. Development Criteria

                            The Development Officer in consultation with the Heritage Officer shall have regard to the following guidelines when reviewing a development permit application for Discretionary Uses.

                            1) Historic Integrity

                            The Arlington Apartments, and the land on which it is situated, was designated a Municipal Historic Resource with the passage of Bylaw No. 11575. Redevelopment must respect the historic character of the existing building. To do this, further development of the site must conform with the requirements of Appendix I to this District, "General Guidelines for Rehabilitation."

                            2) Design Guidelines

                            a) Any redevelopment shall maintain, to the satisfaction of the Development Officer and the Heritage Officer, the external appearance of the regulated portions of the building as defined in the Designation Bylaw No. 11575 as existing at the time of the adoption of this Bylaw.

                            b) The existing Arlington Apartment Building must be retained and any future development or alteration must conform to this district and the Bylaw to designate the Arlington Apartment as a Municipal Historic Resource.

                            c) The rehabilitation and renovation of the existing building shall retain or replicate the original building elements, as required in the Designation Bylaw No.11575, including roofline, doors and windows openings, trim, exterior finishing materials and similar architectural features.

                            d) The maximum total Floor Area Ratio shall be 5.3.

                            e) There shall be no parking requirements for the Arlington Apartment.

                            f) The design and appearance of any additions shall complement the original 1909 historical building in scale, materials and design elements, and shall respect the intent of the Bylaw No.11575 to designate the Arlington Apartment as a Municipal Historical Resource, to the satisfaction of the Heritage Officer. Specifically, the development shall respect the apartment's original building elements including: roofline, doors and windows, trim, exterior finishing materials and similar architectural features to the greatest extent possible.

                            g) Any addition above the existing building envelope shall be set back so that any visual impact from street level is minimized.

                            h) A Comprehensive Sign Design Plan schedule with the overall intent of Section 79 of the Edmonton Land Use Bylaw shall be submitted prior to the issuance of any sign permits for the existing development and any new development on this site, for the approval of the Development Officer and Heritage Officer.

                            i) The Development Officer may grant relaxation's to the regulations contained in Sections 50 to 79 of the Land Use Bylaw and the provisions of this District, if, in his or her opinion and the opinion of the Heritage Officer, such a variance would be in keeping with the General Purpose of the District and would not adversely affect the amenities, use and enjoyment of neighbouring properties.

                            Parcel B

                            1. General Purpose

                            To establish a Direct Development Control District to accommodate medium to high intensity development comprised of predominantly commercial, office, institutional and business uses while emphasizing retail activities, entertainment and service uses at grade and to ensure any development is compatible with the Arlington Apartment, which is a Designated Municipal Historic Resource by Bylaw No.11575.

                            2. Area of Application

                            This DC1 District shall apply to Plan B, the northerly 11.95 m of Lot 52, Block 5, Plan B, located east of 106 Street and north of 100 Avenue (Parcel B).

                            3. Uses

                            The following Discretionary Uses are allowed:

                            1) Residential and Residential Related

                            a) Apartment Hotels

                            b) Apartment Housing

                            c) Major Home Occupations

                            d) Minor Home Occupations

                            e) Residential Sales Centre

                            2) Commercial

                            a) Business Support Services Commercial Schools

                            b) Convenience Retail Stores Equipment Rentals

                            c) Funeral Services

                            d) General Retail Stores

                            e) Hotels

                            f) Limited Contractor Services Minor Alcohol Sales

                            g) Minor Eating and Drinking Establishments

                            h) Mobile Catering Food Services Personal Service Shops

                            i) Professional, Financial and Office Support Services

                            j) Professional Offices

                            3) Basic Services

                            a) Government Services

                            4) Community, Educational, Recreational, and Cultural Services

                            a) Child Care Services

                            b) Community Recreational Services

                            i) Indoor Participant Recreation Services Private Clubs

                            ii) Private Education Services

                            5) Public Education Services

                            6) Public Libraries and Cultural Exhibits Spectator Entertainment Establishments

                            4. Development Criteria

                            The Development Officer in consultation with the Heritage Officer shall have the regard to the following guidelines when reviewing a development permit application for Discretionary Uses.

                            1) Design Guidelines

                            a) Any new development proposed for this site must conform to the enclosed "Design Guidelines for Redevelopment of Parcel B" (Appendix I of this District). These guidelines offer direction to architects and developers in the event of a redevelopment of Parcel B.

                            b) The maximum total Floor Area Ratio shall be 10.0.

                            c) The maximum Height shall not exceed 45m (147.6 ft.).

                            d) A minimum of 17 vehicular parking stalls shall be provided exclusively for the uses located within Parcel A as defined in Bylaw 11859, plus any additional vehicular parking required by Section 66 of the Land Use Bylaw for the uses developed on Parcel B.

                            e) The Development Officer may grant relaxations to the regulations contained in Sections 50 to 79 of the Land Use Bylaw and the provisions of this District, if, in his or her opinion and the opinion of the Heritage Officer, such a variance would be in keeping with the General Purpose of the District and would not adversely affect the amenities, use and enjoyment of neighbouring properties.


                            Ottawa-Edmonton-Vancouver-Edmonton

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                            • #15
                              Arlington may yet rise to 20-storey condo

                              Arlington may yet rise to 20-storey condo

                              City planners will present builder's proposal to public next week


                              Susan Ruttan, The Edmonton Journal
                              Published: Saturday, February 17, 2007


                              Gutted by fire two years ago, Edmonton's oldest apartment building may soon be reborn as a 20-storey condo tower.

                              The project will preserve three walls of the red brick facade of the Arlington Apartments, with a new condo tower rising behind it, architect Fraser Brinsmead said in an interview Friday.

                              The apartment block on 100th Avenue and 106th Street, which is a municipal and provincial historic building, was gutted by arson in April 2005. It has been boarded-up since the fire.

                              "It's a huge challenge," Brinsmead said of the 113-unit, $25-million project. "It's fraught with peril."

                              City and provincial officials insist that the original facade be preserved, except for the back wall which was built of cheap brick, he said.

                              That means builders will have to shore up the old brick walls while they dig a deep parking garage underneath the site, he said. His firm proposed knocking down the old walls and rebuilding them in new brick, but planners rejected it.

                              The new tower will sit on the former parking lot, with about one-third of it jutting inside the old Arlington, he said. The rest of the old building will be rebuilt into a main floor of commercial space and three floors of lofts. The bottom two floors of the old five-storey building will comprise the commercial level.

                              The old Arlington entrance on 100th Avenue will be retained as the residents' entrance, said Brinsmead. A west-side entrance in the tower will lead to the commercial area.

                              "There was a time when we thought we were going to put several entrances off the street to access the commercial," he said. Government officials nixed the idea, which would have altered the facade of the old building.

                              Coun. Michael Phair, who represents the downtown area, said he's happy with the proposal, although he has some questions about the 20-storey height. Current zoning allows only 14 storeys, so the Downtown Area Redevelopment Plan will have to be changed.

                              Brinsmead said restoring the old facade will cost at least $1.4 million, so owner Saraswati Singh needs a taller building to cover the cost.

                              Following the fire, Singh tried unsuccessfully to get approval to demolish the building.

                              Phair said with the facade preserved, the building will keep its historic designation and Singh won't have to return the $522,000 in government grants he got before the fire to restore the building.

                              Singh could not be reached for comment Friday.

                              Brinsmead said he deliberately made the new tower look different from the existing red brick building. "You have to differentiate the old from the new. That's critical when you're adding to a historic building."

                              City planners will meet Thursday at 7 p.m. to inform the public about the proposal. The meeting will be in the CN Conference Theatre of Grant MacEwan College. City planner David Schoor said planners are "really happy" the Arlington facade is being preserved, but he won't say whether the planning department will endorse the project.

                              When it was built 98 years ago, the Arlington was a smart address housing lawyers, businessmen, doctors and music teachers. By the 1990s it had fallen upon hard times and was briefly condemned by Capital Health in 1998 when the heating system quit working.

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