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by Queen Anne
Thu Dec 24, 2009 2:15 am
Forum: Metropolitan Development
Topic: COM: Harbourtown Stage 3 Expansion
Replies: 148
Views: 23636

Re: #COM: Harbourtown | Stage 3 Expansion

Let us welcome our new big-box overlords! Lol, not me! Living in America has had a life changing impact on me - it truly hurts my soul to see whole landscapes here devoted to these chains. So, I am never entering a big box store again, as long as I live. If I die for want of a cheap outdoor setting...
by Queen Anne
Thu Dec 17, 2009 7:41 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [COM] Uno Apartments | 53m | 17lvls | Residential
Replies: 412
Views: 75285

[COM] Re: #PRO - 102 Waymouth Street - Low-Income Housing - 15 levels

Because what we need in the city is 15 storeys of public housing tenants... If I read the article right, the plan is to split the apartments between public housing tenants, low income earners, and sales on the open market (plus the 30 apartments for homeless youth). It sounds a creative approach to...
by Queen Anne
Wed Dec 09, 2009 7:04 am
Forum: Beyond South Australia
Topic: Portland, home of the TOD
Replies: 29
Views: 13362

Re: Portland, home of the TOD

One thing that struck me about South Waterfront was the advertising I saw on the ground floor windows of one of the buildings, the John Ross condominium. It was a large sign that said something like, "Have coffee with friends, write a novel, dream, run a marathon, live in the John Ross". Huh? :shock...
by Queen Anne
Sat Dec 05, 2009 6:26 am
Forum: Metropolitan Development
Topic: COM: [Glenelg] Bay Junction Shopping Centre | $60m
Replies: 227
Views: 48899

Re: #U/C: | Bay Junction | $60m | 3lvls | Retail | Glenelg

The trees are not actually that funny if you think about it. The reason why they like are that is becuase the Council has deemed these trees significant and refused the developers permission to cut them down. So instead of kicking up a big legal fight with the council, the builders simply built aro...
by Queen Anne
Thu Dec 03, 2009 7:43 am
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Beer Garden
Replies: 3219
Views: 491222

Re: Beer Garden

jk1237 wrote:welcome back everyone

that reminds me, about this time last year, there was a S-A drinks meet up at the Griffins Head. Is there one planned for this year, Howie?
Thanks jk :) I'm so excited to get back home!

Have fun at the Chrissy drinks everyone.
by Queen Anne
Tue Dec 01, 2009 8:53 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [COM] Rundle Place | 76m | 15lvls | Retail & Office
Replies: 1842
Views: 298298

[COM] Re: #APP: Rundle Place | 102m | 21lvls | Office & Retail

Thanks Will.

Personally, I am watching this development with a sense of trepidation. I worry we are losing more than we are gaining here. I hope I'm wrong.
by Queen Anne
Mon Nov 30, 2009 4:31 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [COM] Rundle Place | 76m | 15lvls | Retail & Office
Replies: 1842
Views: 298298

[COM] Re: #APP: Rundle Place | 93m | 19lvls | Office & Retail

Good news on three fronts. Looks like an extra 2 levels meaning this will now be 21 levels and approx 101m and I can only assume this is because they have a tenant lined up who requires more space. Would be fantastic to have another over 100m. DA/562/2008/B 26/11/2009 Development Application Receiv...
by Queen Anne
Thu Nov 19, 2009 6:49 am
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Another Celebrity dead
Replies: 4
Views: 937

Re: Another Celebrity dead

Aww c'mon peeps, let's not be mean to each other.

Breaker Morant was a South Australian Film Corproation production, wasn't it? That is something to be proud of, it's such a wonderful movie.
by Queen Anne
Wed Nov 11, 2009 6:32 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide City Council
Replies: 3661
Views: 613385

Re: News: Adelaide City Council

Wayno wrote:
Lastly, is it Park Lands, Parklands, parklands, or park lands? :-)
I looked onto this when we did the submission on the ACC's Creating our future document. Park Lands was the winner. I can't remember why, though.
by Queen Anne
Fri Nov 06, 2009 8:11 am
Forum: Metropolitan Development
Topic: CAN: [Wayville] The Wayville | $300m | 6lvls | Mixed Use
Replies: 57
Views: 22091

Re: #PRO: | The Wayville | $300m | 6lvls | Mixed-Use | Wayville

I'd prefer boring-ish carbon copy buildings like this in Goodwood and something more interesting in North Adelaide. Why is that, cw? I guess I was thinking along the lines of Goodwood being less important than North Adelaide and a development that isn't world class not being as out of place in a su...
by Queen Anne
Thu Nov 05, 2009 7:10 am
Forum: Metropolitan Development
Topic: CAN: [Wayville] The Wayville | $300m | 6lvls | Mixed Use
Replies: 57
Views: 22091

Re: #PRO: | The Wayville | $300m | 6lvls | Mixed-Use | Wayville

cruel_world00 wrote: I'd prefer boring-ish carbon copy buildings like this in Goodwood and something more interesting in North Adelaide.
Why is that, cw?
by Queen Anne
Tue Nov 03, 2009 4:24 pm
Forum: Metropolitan Development
Topic: News & Developments: Port Adelaide
Replies: 980
Views: 247805

Re: Is it too late to save the Port?

I think it would be fair to say that SA doesn't have a monopoly on poor decision making by government and developers. Since I've been in the US I've become interested in the efforts of local communities to improve their areas. There is plenty of bad planning in the US, just like anywhere else - but ...
by Queen Anne
Tue Oct 27, 2009 9:31 am
Forum: Metropolitan Development
Topic: Housing Developments | Northern Suburbs
Replies: 809
Views: 153432

Re: #PRO: Concordia Town Expansion

It seems that once again, the driver for the choice of Concordia is not rational urban planning, but the good old property development industry. It's a lot easier to make money out of developing a broadacre site than mucking around with infill. Yep, I agree too. After living here in the US (where t...
by Queen Anne
Sat Oct 17, 2009 2:19 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: State Election 2010
Replies: 397
Views: 49139

Re: State Election 2010

Thinkers in Residences is a waste of time and taxpayers resources, business leaders have been saying that for ages now. How about a Do'ers in Residence program, starting with appointing a chief architect for our city. I disagree there Howie. I'm proud that SA is willing to invest in "ideas". I thin...
by Queen Anne
Thu Oct 15, 2009 5:48 am
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Women and SensationalAdelaide
Replies: 21
Views: 2462

Re: Women and SensationalAdelaide

Wayno wrote:
Queen Anne wrote:

I just thought I'd drop a line to say I would be glad to e-mail Laura Lee at the address George found - if that sounds reasonable to everyone, and the VIP group. What do you think?
Absolutely - we're an open forum :-)
OK, I'll write to her soon :)