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    Default Oliver land swap and high-rise

    Abbey Lane proposal/swap for the former St.John's school site and former OCL site. (104ave/118st)


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    It is acceptable size, but that has to be cleaned up. Interesting negotiation nevertheless.
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    Definitely have some mixed feelings about losing park space (even if replaced by the swap), but I like seeing actual density on 104 Ave. Will be interesting to see how this plays out.
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    I like the idea and prefer placing a new park in the middle versus along 104ave.
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    I'm also for this land swap. It will make a nice extension to the existing community garden at 120 st and 103 ave. Since OCL had to demo their existing building anyway, it should make for a great new hub; community league building, gardens and park space.

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    It would be nice to move some of the trees if possible.

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    I agree, some of them should be able to be moved.
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    Don't live in Oliver, so maybe shouldn't chime in - but I'd agree that a high rise versus park on 104 Ave makes sense - as long as land being swapped is turned into as nice, or even nicer park.
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    think the brewery district has had an impact drawing this sort of development?

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    ^ more likely the WLRT
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    All of the above imo. Everything is right across the steet or within walking distance for daily needs. The project look decent in a prime spot for high res. I welcone a change and development on a parcel of grass that I didn't even know was a park.
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    It's a very good location as is with access to shopping across the street, walkable to 124st, easy into Downtown. With the WLRT that would be hard to beat in Oliver excluding river valley views.

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    Will be a good location in relation to the LRT if there is a station close enough to the building.
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    it is directly across the street from a future planned station.
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    I like the swap. Having the area's park/playground space more in the centre of the neighbourhood (between Jasper & 104 Ave) makes sense to me. Any park/playground area attracting kids right next to an LRT stop strikes me as potentially problematic / future issues.

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