New University Location: Doyle, 3 Highrises, right downtown

New University Location: Doyle, 3 Highrises, right downtown

Postby A10ThunderboltII » Jan 19th, 2021, 2:29 am

Wouldn't it be a better idea to use LESS EXPENSIVE property, Elsewhere ?

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Re: New University Location: Doyle, 3 Highrises, right downt

Postby oneh2obabe » Jan 19th, 2021, 2:58 am

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Re: New University Location: Doyle, 3 Highrises, right downt

Postby lifegives » Jan 19th, 2021, 6:19 am

A10ThunderboltII wrote:Wouldn't it be a better idea to use LESS EXPENSIVE property, Elsewhere ?


Access to education shouldn't be easy? Rather use expensive property to build expensive residences? Don't put services where the majority of people are?

Your question seems to express your disapproval of this plan of UBCO but I'm not sure what your reasoning is. Can you expand on it?
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Re: New University Location: Doyle, 3 Highrises, right downt

Postby Anonymous123 » Jan 19th, 2021, 9:13 am

A10ThunderboltII wrote:Wouldn't it be a better idea to use LESS EXPENSIVE property, Elsewhere ?


No. It’s their money let them spend it as they see fit.
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Re: New University Location: Doyle, 3 Highrises, right downt

Postby Queen K » Jan 19th, 2021, 9:24 am

More of beautiful Kelowna disappearing. Heck, why only three stories? Make it five or six and really do it in.
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Re: New University Location: Doyle, 3 Highrises, right downt

Postby cv23 » Jan 19th, 2021, 11:48 am

No. It’s their money let them spend it as they see fit.


So you are saying that UBCO receives zero funds from the government (taxpayer money) ?

No matter who's money it is a downtown campus for education is a better use of the land and far more beneficial to the community than more STR's(hotel rooms)

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Re: New University Location: Doyle, 3 Highrises, right downt

Postby cv23 » Jan 19th, 2021, 12:02 pm

Heck, why only three stories? Make it five or six and really do it in.

From the conceptual renderings the pedestal base looks to be three to four stories with the three tower components above being in the teens, or more, on top of that 3-4 story pedestal base. Gonna be a very busy area for construction if even half of the proposed developments proceed.
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Re: New University Location: Doyle, 3 Highrises, right downt

Postby Even Steven » Jan 19th, 2021, 12:36 pm

Oh no...More tall buildings! The sky is falling! The sun is being blocked!

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Re: New University Location: Doyle, 3 Highrises, right downt

Postby lensbaby » Jan 19th, 2021, 12:51 pm

A10ThunderboltII wrote:Wouldn't it be a better idea to use LESS EXPENSIVE property, Elsewhere ?


Less expensive than what?
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Re: New University Location: Doyle, 3 Highrises, right downt

Postby voice of reason » Jan 19th, 2021, 1:02 pm

Anonymous123 wrote:
A10ThunderboltII wrote:Wouldn't it be a better idea to use LESS EXPENSIVE property, Elsewhere ?


No. It’s their money let them spend it as they see fit.

where do you think they get their money from?
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Re: New University Location: Doyle, 3 Highrises, right downt

Postby CrystalCity » Jan 19th, 2021, 1:28 pm

A10ThunderboltII wrote:Wouldn't it be a better idea to use LESS EXPENSIVE property, Elsewhere ?

it's not uncommon for universities to have satellite campuses located in urban cores, especially when a program involves practicum work.
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Re: New University Location: Doyle, 3 Highrises, right downt

Postby voice of reason » Jan 19th, 2021, 1:34 pm

if they are going to be building tall building in this town the doyle ave area is where they should be building them

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Re: New University Location: Doyle, 3 Highrises, right downt

Postby mymojo » Jan 19th, 2021, 1:38 pm

Although I haven't yet attended the info session which is happening tonight, from my knowledge, these buildings will house students and their lectures from programs such as nursing and social work, which often have topics around the homeless population downtown. Also having the Interior health building around the corner helps with administration and the link with the south medical programs MD students. Being in close proximity (literally outside the doors) to downtown population seems more useful than hypothesizing about problems 30 minutes away at the north end main campus.

Additionally, UBCO offers other courses in which they would make trips down to the RCMP detachment or courthouse (forensic psych for example). In previous years situations, you would have 100+ students drive downtown and find parking for these field trips. Now, they would be able to walk to either of these neighboring buildings, saving the need for taking up prime parking.

There are many benefits to surrounding neighbors to a downtown uni campus, even if it is just for a few hours a week for classes as these are often in the middle of the day and not busy hours. Students may be stopping at local businesses for their coffee or snacks rather than other options, supporting the downtown area more. I just hope they build enough parking within these UBCO buildings!!!

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Re: New University Location: Doyle, 3 Highrises, right downt

Postby CrystalCity » Jan 19th, 2021, 1:51 pm

mymojo wrote:Although I haven't yet attended the info session which is happening tonight, from my knowledge, these buildings will house students and their lectures from programs such as nursing and social work, which often have topics around the homeless population downtown. Also having the Interior health building around the corner helps with administration and the link with the south medical programs MD students. Being in close proximity (literally outside the doors) to downtown population seems more useful than hypothesizing about problems 30 minutes away at the north end main campus.

Additionally, UBCO offers other courses in which they would make trips down to the RCMP detachment or courthouse (forensic psych for example). In previous years situations, you would have 100+ students drive downtown and find parking for these field trips. Now, they would be able to walk to either of these neighboring buildings, saving the need for taking up prime parking.

There are many benefits to surrounding neighbors to a downtown uni campus, even if it is just for a few hours a week for classes as these are often in the middle of the day and not busy hours. Students may be stopping at local businesses for their coffee or snacks rather than other options, supporting the downtown area more. I just hope they build enough parking within these UBCO buildings!!!

There's also the potential the lease rooms out when not in use to interest groups such as the Justice Institute for training. The Justice Institute campus isn't exactly all that modern, if you've noticed.
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Re: New University Location: Doyle, 3 Highrises, right downt

Postby cv23 » Jan 19th, 2021, 1:54 pm

mymojo wrote:Although I haven't yet attended the info session which is happening tonight, from my knowledge, these buildings will house students and their lectures from programs such as nursing and social work, which often have topics around the homeless population downtown. Also having the Interior health building around the corner helps with administration and the link with the south medical programs MD students. Being in close proximity (literally outside the doors) to downtown population seems more useful than hypothesizing about problems 30 minutes away at the north end main campus.

Additionally, UBCO offers other courses in which they would make trips down to the RCMP detachment or courthouse (forensic psych for example). In previous years situations, you would have 100+ students drive downtown and find parking for these field trips. Now, they would be able to walk to either of these neighboring buildings, saving the need for taking up prime parking.

There are many benefits to surrounding neighbors to a downtown uni campus, even if it is just for a few hours a week for classes as these are often in the middle of the day and not busy hours. Students may be stopping at local businesses for their coffee or snacks rather than other options, supporting the downtown area more. I just hope they build enough parking within these UBCO buildings!!!


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