Wonder what has been happening in terms of the planning and design of Lansdowne Park? Take a look at presentation materials prepared for the Urban Design Review Panel. They are the latest plans made available by the city. Try not to be distracted by pretty pictures of happy people, of places that have no relationship at all to the project, and views from non-human perspectives.
You may particularly enjoy the presentation on the mixed-use area by lead City planner John Smit which shows lots of concrete and stores and makes observations about the site being returned to the public realm (as if it weren't right now) and extolls the virtues of having a 'road run through it'.
UDRP 1 Lansdowne Presentation Overview (1MB)
UDRP 2 Lansdowne Presentation Stadium Design (3MB)
UDRP 3 Lansdowne Presentation Park (9MB)
UDRP 4 Lansdowne Presentation Mixed Use (7MB)
UDRP 5 Lansdowne Presentation Public Realm (1MB)
And here's the January 6, 2011 Urban Design Review Panel's long list of recommendations to the city:
Anxiously awaiting the city's response...