All posts tagged “zoning

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Envelope Beta

My friend Bruce of getrefm.com (real estate financial modeling) just introduced me to a new real estate startup called Envelope. Basically it’s 3D mapping software that allows you to quickly visualize the zoning envelope for a particular site. It’s similar to what Flux.io was initially trying to… Read More

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Fluted glass curtain wall

New York architecture firm REX is working on a new office building in Washington DC that will incorporate a beautiful fluted glass facade. Here’s a rendering of what it is intended to look like: Here’s what that looks like in plan (it’s a GIF that… Read More

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Thoughts on inclusionary zoning

Ontario is looking to pass legislation that would allow municipalities in the province to implement something known as inclusionary zoning. If passed and should municipalities decide to use this tool (Toronto almost certainly would), developers would then be required and/or incentivized to include some percentage… Read More

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Easier said than done

Earlier this week I saw the Chief Planner of Toronto, Jennifer Keesmaat, tweet this out: New buildings shouldn’t maximize the envelope prescribed by guidelines, but employ creative designs within it. pic.twitter.com/l7axVB4Hke — jennifer keesmaat (@jen_keesmaat) March 3, 2016 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js I responded with the below quote… Read More