Comment 54801

By jason (registered) | Posted January 06, 2011 at 13:55:01

MrJanitor,
I too love Ivor Wynne and it's great sightlines, but I don't think it makes sense to build a new stadium there. The WH site is not surrounded by intense residential like Ivor Wynne, it helps clean up a huge brownfield and will spur further development in the WH industrial lands.

I see the Ivor Wynne site being redeveloped like this: http://blog.oregonlive.com/environment_i...

With LRT coming to King St eventually, the Ivor Wynne site could be a nicely scaled high density neighbourhood with a community park, shops, grocery store, attractive housing that will be a draw for people to move into that part of town. Jimmy Thompson is right there along with the National Art College of Canada, an elementary school and a proposed seniors housing complex. A new street through the middle of the site could be designed like the one in the photo above with condos/lofts and more stacked lofts/townhomes surrounding it and major improvements to the park on the NW side of the National Art College.

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