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2016-10-21-oakridge-crossing-open-house-revised-page-005

2016-10-21-oakridge-crossing-open-house-revised-page-005

6 Comments
  • Jeremy Wolfe
    Posted at 22:37h, 21 February Reply

    I understand why the City, Co-Op, Quarry Bay and Oakridge Crossing want this development. There is literally nothing in this for me and little in this for those residents of Oakridge who, in part, choose to live here because of the relative spaciousness and lack of low, mid and highrise development. The prospect of a medical centre is welcome but not at the cost of extra traffic and a claustrophpbic skyline in my sleepy little neighbourhood. But money and progress are in play so no doubt this will happen regardless of how much less peaceful the area becomes. I’ll be looking to live elsewhere. Unleash the yuppies.

    • Admin
      Posted at 23:36h, 21 February Reply

      Thank you for your comments Jeremy. We appreciate you taking the time to write us about your concerns. We hope you can attend the open house on the 23rd and get more information on the project. Both Co-op and Quarry Bay are locally owned an operated companies. Many of our employees and their friends and family live in Oakridge and the surrounding areas. We want to make sure we are adding value to the communities and providing everyone with an enhanced neighbourhood, with added services and amenities. The proposed redevelopment will add some mid-rise and low rise residential, however it will not amount to more than a few hundred extra residents (Oakridge has lost close to 1000 in population in the last 10 years) and will not negatively impact the character of the neighbourhood.
      We hope to see you on the 23rd. Thank you again for your comments.

  • Heath Helm
    Posted at 05:35h, 25 February Reply

    Hello, the Redevelopment of the property will become claustrophpbic , hopefully traffic will not be poor, As for low income can you tell me that it still won’t go to the yuppies that still make 6 figures on the back of tax payers. How could you blame the residents for there being around 1000 people and where do you get those #’s.. leaving the area, blame the city and oil for that not the tax payers.. And the people of the city. Better safer connection to pathways ??? more cross walks ?? That will effect the traffic.. Dated this day on Feb. 24th 2017.. You prommiss that the traffic will not slow down ???

    • Admin
      Posted at 22:46h, 27 February Reply

      Hi Heath – thank you for your note. The numbers cited come from the City of Calgary Census data found here https://data.calgary.ca/Demographics/Census-By-Community-2016/cje4-zd6c along with previous versions available. At no time was the neighbourhood or taxpayers blamed for a decline in population or the residents – it is generally the patter followed by aging communities which then leads to neighbourhoods going through a rejuvenation cycle. A traffic study has been also conducted, finding the roads to have capacity. Thank you again for your comments..

  • Joyce N. Davis
    Posted at 08:31h, 27 February Reply

    Hi Jeremy:

    I agree with your comments. I don’t believe that either Co-Op nor Quarry Bay are adding value to us. We also need to include Pallliser, Cedarbrae & Braeside. Lauren Herschel in her post on Jan. 6 states “that the population of the 4 surrounding neighbourhoods has declined by about 1700 in the last 10 years”. In another post ADMIN has stated that more than 1500 residents have left the 4 communities. In this post back to you ADMIN states that Oakridge has lost close to 1000 in population in the last 10 years. They also state that there will be approximately 400 residents moving into the 266 units. At the Feb. 23rd Open House, Mr. Lobsinger (President of Quarry Bay) said that it would be about 1 & 1/3 people per unit. Since there will be 3, 2, & 1 bedroom units, there are many of us who believe that that number could be closer to 800.

    Also, we find it interesting that Palliser, Cedarbrae & Braeside are included in their statistics, however not one of their Community Associations have been approached, sent any information nor a request for feedback.

    So, a note to Quarry Bay. I have 50 hard copy pages of verified proof that in the last 5 years all of our 4 neighbourhoods have gained in population.. So, unless, from 2007 to 2011 we have lost more than 2000, or 1900 (depending on which post you read) in the 4 communities or more than 1000 residents in Oakridge from 2007 to 2011, your numbers need to be re-examined. You have my e-mail address, so please contact me & I will give you the correct data, so that there can be no more confusion over the number of residents.

    Also, in your Facts about Oakridge you state that there are about 98% single family homes. This is incorrect. Again, I have the correct data for your perusal. In fact we have less than 75% single family homes. There are a total of 2293 dwellings in Oakridge consisting of 1706 single family residences, 144 duplexes & 443 townhouses. Adding another 266 units to our neighbourhood, will drop the percentage of single family residences to less than 67%.

    Also, please note that of the 2293 dwellings in Oakridge only about 400 belong to the Community Association. We are sure that adding another 266 units will not increase that number.

    As well, a staple to our community that has been with us for many years are our Scouts & Cubs. They will be loosing their spot to sell Christmas trees. Even though their sales have been down, it does not mean that we should not continue to support their efforts.

    I would really like to encourage Quarry Bay to have only 1 site to post comments & responses. There are about 12? places to be able to post. It would be very much appreciated by everyone, that we could look at everyone’s posts & your responses in one place.

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