Edmonton central park how to save money really fast – page 5

I agree that the location doesn’t make sense for such a large park. The legislature grounds are two blocks away. Beaver hills is a block away as is alex decoteau how to save money really fast park. And we’re looking at a minimum of $28 million just for land acquisition. And it’s taking out a large swath of land when the how to save money really fast downtown supporters are calling for increased density.Do the math on the revenue generated by a couple how to save money really fast projects that likely won’t go ahead if this park isn’t built. It takes money to generate and justify high taxes. This park would likely pay for itself between 10-30 years and beautify the community doing so. Capital costs aren’t a good argument, continuity and loss of 107th could be.Well heck, let’s build two or three then? How about one every two blocks on both sides of how to save money really fast jasper?

If the city were looking for space for a park, how about the long empty lot on the SE corner how to save money really fast of 102 & jasper? For the price of this park, you could have a number of parks the size of how to save money really fast the lot at 102 street scattered about. And if you’re looking for athletic fields, there’s lots of space at victoria school, just a few short blocks north. There’s also space for sports at alex taylor school. Both locations have parking available and frequent transit access as how to save money really fast well as being a short walk. Just because something isn’t right "downtown" doesn’t mean it’s not convient for the residents.

We’re looking at 36 million in land alone for this how to save money really fast park. How many other parts of the city get something of how to save money really fast this scale? But it’s apparently worth expropriation just to keep iano happy. Because, this time for sure, this will somehow, magically, make everyone want to move downtown instead of anywhere else.Maybe because they and the rest of edmontonians know that how to save money really fast we once had a vibrant downtown and it was lost. Restoring that is generally seen as very desirable. I desire that too. (oddly and unfortunately some put blame on entities like WEM how to save money really fast for what they somehow see as the stealing of the how to save money really fast old downtown’s vibrancy. Others see some what I see a vibrant downtown as how to save money really fast a matter of city survival. I see that as unfounded and unproven belief in a how to save money really fast necessity. Nonetheless with that belief comes some inherent right to go how to save money really fast beyond incentivizing to the point of forcing vibrancy back downtown.)

* I recall my own WRF moment here on c2e a how to save money really fast number of years ago about downtown’s dirty little secret. All these people posting to c2e were talking up downtown how to save money really fast and often bashing suburban sprawl, suburban life, this suburban this and that. Then some poster mentioned how hard it was to find how to save money really fast a place downtown for his/her family and the issue of downtown’s vast number of adult restricted buildings was revealed. Families couldn’t locate downtown even if they wanted to. Yet all these clueless single guys or childless downtown guys how to save money really fast posting to c2e were trying to put a guilt trip how to save money really fast on every family chosing to live in the suburbs.

At the risk of chasing another horse that has left how to save money really fast the barn, downtown was vibrant without a park here, without a funicular, without a series of jasper avenue revisioning stretches, without capital boulevard etc. Although interestingly enough it did have a downtown arena. It also had a year round city/farmers market and an elementary school or two. We took the most attractive family friendly destination we had how to save money really fast – the city hall wading pool – and closed it last year because we can’t afford it. $28 million would have gone a long way to upgrading how to save money really fast it and keeping it open instead of buying and expropriating how to save money really fast a bunch of parking lots that will stay that even how to save money really fast if they’re not used for parking (and i guess we’ll see about that) for a decade or two until we can actually turn how to save money really fast them into usable park space. By then, everything around it will be developed unless everyone anticipates there how to save money really fast will be no development here for decades despite the city how to save money really fast having acquired a park site. And if things are going to develop without a park how to save money really fast site, why the rush to sterilize these lands and the money how to save money really fast used to buy them?

Edit: in regards to the city subsidizing the downtown community, where do you think the bulk of tax revenue is how to save money really fast generated? You would never hear me talking about suburbia gouging downtown how to save money really fast of our high taxes generated because I understand that taxes how to save money really fast are collected and allocated for the betterment of the city how to save money really fast and communities as a whole.Not any longer. Taxes from downtown are now by law only to be how to save money really fast spend downtown, at least as far as new projects are concerned. Should west jasper place be permitted to keep the taxes how to save money really fast generated by WEM? How about mill woods and the industrial areas around it?

Regarding policing, the additional police officered, 33 iirc, were hired specifically hired because of the ice district. If this area is to get a stronger police presence, you’re going to need even more office on the downtown how to save money really fast beat. I don’t have exact figure for maintenence or police because none how to save money really fast have been supplied yet, just like the final cost of the park is unknown. All we do know for sure is that the cost how to save money really fast of land will be $30 million +.

I mean, if we spent even a 1/4 of that on a park somewhere else outside of how to save money really fast the downtown/downtown area, you’d be all "superlab like" againalthough I somewhat agree with your sentiments that there are how to save money really fast more pressing needs for this money, I’d argue that long term, the tax revenue generated over time from the surrounding developments how to save money really fast will far outweigh the merits of sinking the money into how to save money really fast the community services as an immediate capital expenditure.

In fact a few months back I ran the economics how to save money really fast on it through an excel program. Assuming the park makes the shift and J108 more economically how to save money really fast viable due to saleability at higher price per square foot, that’s 1700 units coming online through two developments and excludes how to save money really fast westrich’s future development and the lots south of the park how to save money really fast on jasper. It can be assumed the mean pricing across all these how to save money really fast units will be conservatively estimated at 350,000 dollars. That puts yearly taxation per unit at around 2500/yr. Net annual tax revenue – original land taxation is about $4.2 million dollars per year. If the park has a 20% cost overrun and puts the pricetag at 40 million dollars, the payback period is rounds up to 10 years; after which the city indefinitely experiences positive tax revenue for how to save money really fast services such as homeless initiatives, sewer/sanitation upgrades, etc etc.

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