Monday, August 4, 2008

August 4. 2008

Yesterday, we went for a stroll around the park.
The park on Sunday
We'd seen this road sign on Saturday evening, flashing out in the soccer field. It was obviously purloined from the Minto construction area. It looked kind of funny, cute even, sitting out there in the field in the dark, flashing away. Sunday, it had been moved to this spot by an entrance to the park. I wonder if Minto will come get it?
The park on Sunday
As we approached the pond, I wondered if there would be any waterfowl left. Certainly, there wouldn't be any babies. We had not brought bread with us as it really is better to leave the birds alone, even though I am guilty of having fed them before. This fellow showed up on a small-wheeled bike, with a milk crate full of bread and what appeared to be corn in a large bag.
The park on Sunday
The geese saw him coming and steamed over in a long flotilla.
The park on Sunday
Now, he is surrounded by gulls, ducks and geese, with the geese muscling their way to the front of the line.
The park on Sunday
I wanted to check out the potential hazard at the bridge and although I had seen workers there earlier in the week, and there was lots of evidence that work had been done on the bridge (several new upright posts had been installed), the discrepancy between the level of the pavement and the wood surface of the bridge remained. I have now sent this photo with a second email to my city councillor but since I never even got an acknowledgment to the first email, I am not holding my breath.
The park on Sunday
The construction is proceeding apace. There are at least three more foundations with no superstructure on them that we saw on Sunday. But as we found out at the sales office, there are several more foundations planned that haven't even been started.
The park on Sunday
Here's a different view.
The park on Sunday
We noted that the front doors of the units fronting on Centrepointe appear to be awfully close to the sidewalk. Don't come running out of your house in a hurry here! But then for the first time, we stopped into the sales office. There was a very nice, low-key fellow there who spent some time explaining things to us. There are a LOT of units going in here. "Intensification", indeed. There are six row house units that will front on Centrepointe, each one containing four housing units of about 1900 square feet each. And each one will have a 2 car garage! That surprised me. They are going for well over $300,000 each, even though they are SO close to the road. Interesting.

3 comments:

skylark said...

Thanks for that post Julia. It's been a few weeks since I've had a chance to see how the houses are developing. It looks like the first 2 blocks on Centrepointe are nearing completion.

JuliaR said...

The guy said the whole project would probably be done in a little more than a year. I think more than half of them are already sold. I guess there is a demand!

Johann said...

It is now December and things are progressing - uggg. With all the units, all the cars - the traffick should be a nightmare but particularly at rush hour.