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General Suburban Updates and Rumours
(06-05-2018, 11:24 PM)panamaniac Wrote: Anybody know anything about plans to build a French language public high school on the site of Rosemount School in Kitchener?

All I know is demolishing this summer, and I can't recall, but if memory serves me correctly, start to build in September 2018 to be ready for 2019.
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I hadn't realized another set of townhouses was going to fit at 85 Gage Ave:
   
Everyone move to the back of the bus and we all get home faster.
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Saw a zone change application sign in front of the Esso at Ottawa and River.
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(06-23-2018, 03:24 PM)timio Wrote: Saw a zone change application sign in front of the Esso at Ottawa and River.

It's been there for quite some time. It's on the Google maps street view as well, at the same time the 'east' (Stanley Park Mall) side of Ottawa was ripped up. If I'm feeling particularly ambitious this week, maybe I'll call the planning department number indicated on the sign...
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Not even sure what they would want to put in there... It would need some remediation if changing to anything other than a gas station. Perhaps adding a drive through?
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(06-23-2018, 04:36 PM)timio Wrote: Not even sure what they would want to put in there... It would need some remediation if changing to anything other than a gas station.  Perhaps adding a drive through?

I'm curious myself. There's a self-serve Tim Hortons in there, along with a car wash on the back side. I can't see how they could have both simultaneously. If removing the station altogether is the plan, the site is completely landlocked by the KFD station and adjacent driveway to River. 

I frequent the area, so I'll see what info I can scrounge up, and report back.
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Also the block of land beside the Esso has been empty for all the 16 years I have lived in the area. I think it has the zoning sign also?
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https://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=1425356

A drunk driver hit a pole last night beside Stanley Park Mall, causing the entire neighbourhood from Ottawa to past Chicopee to loose power. It occurred around 12:25 am, and our power was out until around 11:00 this morning.
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(06-24-2018, 05:58 PM)Square Wrote: Also the block of land beside the Esso has been empty for all the 16 years I have lived in the area.  I think it has the zoning sign also?

I believe so. I've always just assumed that piece of land belonged to the city, but I'm not sure. If KFD was willing to give up the River Rd access, some interesting development could occur on the two sites if combined.
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(06-24-2018, 08:09 PM)Chicopee Wrote: https://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=1425356

A drunk driver hit a pole last night beside Stanley Park Mall, causing the entire neighbourhood from Ottawa to past Chicopee to loose power. It occurred around 12:25 am, and our power was out until around 11:00 this morning.

Ya, I checked it out. What a mess!  My power went back on at 2am, lucky, cause I was worried about the food in the fridges.
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