Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Edmonton - From the archives: Clareview station falls short of 1970s vision

The four-storey wood-frame and stucco condos around the Clareview LRT station face inward onto their own parking lots and shared garbage bins. One thousand parking stalls surround the station and bus terminal. A wooden fence lines the sidewalk for most of the 400-metre walk from the train station to a series of big box stores - Walmart, Superstore and XS Cargo.

"Clareview was going to be a radical break because they were going to increase density. When you look at the 1970s plan, it's all there. But they didn't provide the facilities, the libraries and the schools.

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