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Shops at Waterloo Town Square
If it leads to a blank wall, possibly the same thing that happened to UW's South Campus Hall breezeway: it will be filled in.
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(09-08-2017, 06:07 PM)Pheidippides Wrote: Just noticed that the new building has a pass through to the parking lot from Willis that is aligned with the current mid-block crossing.


I wonder what the plan for that would be when the lot behind gets redeveloped?

Access to the multi level parking garage that will be in the centre of the buildings?

Coke
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Sidewalks nearing completion:
   
Everyone move to the back of the bus and we all get home faster.
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New financial business in the old Rogers/Olivia/Thryve store:
   
Everyone move to the back of the bus and we all get home faster.
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City Council approved a 5 year lease for a patio in the Waterloo Public Square for a new restaurant in the Uptown Shops. It will be located in the garden area where the Christmas tree and menorah are located each year. I've outlined the location in RED and the other patio areas in BLUE (these patio areas are not on public property). The site plan included in the council package indicates the restaurant will be "Anchor Bar" specializing in buffalo wings... yet another bbq restaurant in the Uptown.

       
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Seems more or less a good plan (I'm sure the tree can be moved, even just slightly).

My biggest concern would be how narrow the sidewalk along Willis Way will become. I'm not even sure how they will achieve a patio there, there's no room for dividers that I assumed were required for serving of alcoholic beverages. Of course, it wouldn't be an issue if we weren't devoting so much of the road to parking.
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(04-10-2018, 09:55 AM)danbrotherston Wrote: My biggest concern would be how narrow the sidewalk along Willis Way will become.  I'm not even sure how they will achieve a patio there, there's no room for dividers that I assumed were required for serving of alcoholic beverages.  Of course, it wouldn't be an issue if we weren't devoting so much of the road to parking.

The simple solution, which I think you are hinting at, is to remove those three parking spaces where patio space is being planned. That is, it would be simple if it were simple to eliminate on-street parking.
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(04-10-2018, 11:01 AM)timc Wrote:
(04-10-2018, 09:55 AM)danbrotherston Wrote: My biggest concern would be how narrow the sidewalk along Willis Way will become.  I'm not even sure how they will achieve a patio there, there's no room for dividers that I assumed were required for serving of alcoholic beverages.  Of course, it wouldn't be an issue if we weren't devoting so much of the road to parking.

The simple solution, which I think you are hinting at, is to remove those three parking spaces where patio space is being planned. That is, it would be simple if it were simple to eliminate on-street parking.

Given how much parking there is nearby it shouldn't be difficult. But this is Waterloo ..
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(04-10-2018, 11:24 AM)tomh009 Wrote:
(04-10-2018, 11:01 AM)timc Wrote: The simple solution, which I think you are hinting at, is to remove those three parking spaces where patio space is being planned. That is, it would be simple if it were simple to eliminate on-street parking.

Given how much parking there is nearby it shouldn't be difficult. But this is Waterloo ..

Both very good points, although I'd point out that even just "removing" the parking is easier said than done.  The level of the ground is wrong, and poles are in the wrong place.

I realize additionally looking at that photo, the road is stupidly overbuilt, there is a huge turn lane and I've never ever seen a line of traffic there.  What a waste of money!
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It seems especially overbuilt with an all-way stop at that corner.
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What's that hashtag #autoloo.
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Gourmet Pizza also has a few patio tables outside along Willis Way and it doesn't seem to affect the sidewalk. I'm not sure if the sidewalk is the same width in both locations.
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(04-13-2018, 12:12 PM)nms Wrote: Gourmet Pizza also has a few patio tables outside along Willis Way and it doesn't seem to affect the sidewalk.  I'm not sure if the sidewalk is the same width in both locations.

Based on Google's satellite photos, it's slightly narrower closer to King St, but it's not a huge difference.
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