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508 Beechwood Drive | 12 fl | Proposed
508 Beechwood Drive
Owner: 508 Beechwood Inc.Holding
Project: The property currently contains a 7-storey apartment building containing 41 units (70 bedrooms), a surface parking area, an underground parking structure, and tennis courts.  This Applicant is proposing to demolish the parking structure and tennis courts, and construct a 12-storey apartment building containing 140 dwelling units (237 bedrooms).  The existing 7-storey apartment building will remain.

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Will be reading more about this beast in the NIMBY news I am sure. Big Grin
The existing property is so strange - I presume the building is residential, but there are nearly no windows to the rear and no balconies; and then the garage structure is only just above ground level and has tennis courts on the roof. I can't blame them for wanting to redevelop.

I just wish they'd found a better design.
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I agree. I always wondered what the deal with that building was. It looks to me less like an apartment building and more like a CIA black site. It's ominous.
I used to be the mayor of sim city. I know what I am talking about.
Not a fan of the aesthetics on this one, and there will be lots of push back against this project without a doubt.
Not every building is going to be a work of art, and I think this is far from offensive-looking.

Hopefully they are not asking for too many variances, and they will make it through much more easily.
Are they building a hospital for Waterloo?
Hopefully they can save some of those semi and mature trees during construction, but I doubt it.
Everyone move to the back of the bus and we all get home faster.
From what I can recall, it's the only multi-storey building in the Erb/Erbsville/Columbia/Fisher-Hallman block. It was probably the first attempt at including a substantial apartment building among low-rise residential in a new build site. I'd be curious to know if there are other zoning artifacts in that block that would leave open the possibility of increased density without the need for zoning change. (on a related note, until recently the corner of the Zehrs plaza closest to Erb was zoned for a gas station)

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