What Affects Commercial Lease Rates?

What Affects Commercial Lease Rates?

During public engagement on most redevelopment projects, the issue of ‘ever increasing’ commercial lease rates is a common discussion topic. To state that profitability is the only driving factor behind commercial lease rates is inaccurate: many factors...
A Beautiful Finish in Kensington

A Beautiful Finish in Kensington

With the leaves falling and the sun warming our sunny little piece of Kensington, it reminds me I had intended to write a most sincere letter of thanks as the BRZ Streetscape Chair and as a landlord in the area to those involved in our construction in the area.  With...
When Policies Don’t Change: The Problem with TOD

When Policies Don’t Change: The Problem with TOD

When a great deal of effort and thought are put into a policy document, there is a collective sigh of relief when it is complete. Something excellent and clear has been crafted out of chaos and good intentions, and it should be honored and utilized. However, it should...
Main Streets – Early Adopters

Main Streets – Early Adopters

Over the last 18 months the City of Calgary has been conducting engagement sessions to explore a new concept in zoning and transit oriented development for implementation of a Main Streets approach to growth and development. Under the Main Streets initiative, the City...