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RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - timc - 06-07-2016

Does that mean that the minimum bicycle parking is more than the minimum vehicle parking?


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Viewfromthe42 - 06-07-2016

Wait, we need *more* parking around rapid transit stations than elsewhere in the urban growth centre? I don't find 0.9 or 0.95 to be low enough as is, but that being closer to transit requires you to own *more* parking is nuts.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - tomh009 - 06-07-2016

Well, kind of. The minimum is slightly higher at PARTS than in the central downtown core. Not unreasonable, I think the core should be the lowest requirement there is.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - mpd618 - 06-07-2016

I'm guessing Two Goblets restaurant is moving soon from Weber Street (to Ontario Street) because Weber/College is a pretty good redevelopment opportunity.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Viewfromthe42 - 06-08-2016

(06-07-2016, 04:33 PM)tomh009 Wrote: Well, kind of.  The minimum is slightly higher at PARTS than in the central downtown core.  Not unreasonable, I think the core should be the lowest requirement there is.

Which would take precedence in the core though? There's not much of Downtown that doesn't fall under PARTS, and I would hope that in that area we don't see higher minimums.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - tomh009 - 06-08-2016

(06-08-2016, 08:22 AM)Viewfromthe42 Wrote:
(06-07-2016, 04:33 PM)tomh009 Wrote: Well, kind of.  The minimum is slightly higher at PARTS than in the central downtown core.  Not unreasonable, I think the core should be the lowest requirement there is.

Which would take precedence in the core though? There's not much of Downtown that doesn't fall under PARTS, and I would hope that in that area we don't see higher minimums.

If I interpreted the document correctly, that's the UCG zoning rather than the PARTS zoning (even if close to a station), so next to an ION stop downtown would require 0.9 spaces/unit.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Viewfromthe42 - 06-08-2016

And as a baseline, what's the normal, anywhere-but-PARTS parking minimum? Should tell us how much (or little) Kitchener thinks transit encourages change of behaviour (or encourages different kinds of people to move to/stay in the area).


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - tomh009 - 06-08-2016

As far as I can tell, the zoning outside of UCG and PARTS is not changing, so the parking minimum depends on the specific zoning for the property (and is the same as before). For larger residential buildings, 1.5 is fairly typical.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - BrianT - 06-08-2016

(06-06-2016, 09:13 PM)panamaniac Wrote:
(06-06-2016, 08:14 PM)GtwoK Wrote: I don't believe there's a thread for this one, but I finally saw back hoes and other assorted large construction vehicles at the Joseph St Tannery site today. They may have been there before, but I don't think so. This is the site for the new Deloitte offices.

I noticed that today as well.  I'm assuming that the digging, on the "east" side of the building, will be for the sunken courtyard?

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I'll be able to watch the progress from my living room.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - panamaniac - 06-08-2016

The e-Record is reporting that the Budds buiding has been sold. That's much more quickly that I would have anticipated. I wonder if that means just the building housing the old Budds department store, or any of the neighbouring buildings - I've often wondered whether the Budd brothers owned the structure down as far as Petsches? It's hard with the old Downtown building sometimes to know where one stops and where another one starts. Whatever, I glad for the Budd brothers - they were true Downtown stalwarts so I'm happy if they are happy with the sale.