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General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours
I wish there were digital versions of this floating around
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King and Wellington render from the "ION Attracts" map.
[Image: KingandWellington.png]
And one from ABA Architects from a few years ago:
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Hmmm so that's still alive? Interesting

Is there a PDF somewhere of ION attracts?
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(09-18-2018, 04:26 PM)Spokes Wrote: Hmmm so that's still alive?  Interesting

Is there a PDF somewhere of ION attracts?

No PDF, but here is the web link : https://rmw.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapTour...1c0b0aabec
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Thanks!!
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It's interesting that the Ion Attracts map does not list Virerra Village project.
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#86 is vierra village
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Demolition denied for 254 and 262 Queen. Kind of a shame I think... those houses aren't all that special and I imagine they will now just be left to degrade until demolition is needed due to safety concerns.
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My goodness. Not special at all.

Are there occupants in them right now?
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I don't think anyone is in either of them, one of them used to be a travel agent but I don't remember what the other way.
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(09-25-2018, 01:58 PM)clasher Wrote: Demolition denied for 254 and 262 Queen. Kind of a shame I think... those houses aren't all that special and I imagine they will now just be left to degrade until demolition is needed due to safety concerns.

There were 16 (!) delegations speaking on this. Not all opposed, but many were. I left just before 10 PM, I think the meeting didn't finish until 1 AM.
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Quote:The vote came almost a year after council reluctantly approved the demolition of two heritage homes further down Queen Street, next to the Schneider Haus National Historic Site.

Mario Chilanski, who lives in the Victoria Park heritage district, reminded council of that earlier vote, quoting councillors' comments from October 2017 when council insisted that the demolition of the homes next to Schneider Haus would not create a precedent or send a signal that the Victoria Park district was open for demolition.
It still doesn't send that signal. These are at the edge of the district, surrounded by very different forms that are mostly much newer. They're not about to bulldoze half the neighbourhood or anything.
My Twitter: @KevinLMaps
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This close to an election there's not much be gained by approving this and a lot to lose...
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(09-25-2018, 03:27 PM)KevinL Wrote:
Quote:The vote came almost a year after council reluctantly approved the demolition of two heritage homes further down Queen Street, next to the Schneider Haus National Historic Site.

Mario Chilanski, who lives in the Victoria Park heritage district, reminded council of that earlier vote, quoting councillors' comments from October 2017 when council insisted that the demolition of the homes next to Schneider Haus would not create a precedent or send a signal that the Victoria Park district was open for demolition.

It still doesn't send that signal. These are at the edge of the district, surrounded by very different forms that are mostly much newer. They're not about to bulldoze half the neighbourhood or anything.

It's two isolated old (not historic IMO) houses, not part of a neighbourhood, in the Queen St S corridor, which has specifically been designated for intensification. But Chilanski said he had spent hours and hours reviewing the previous meeting's video footage, and spent probably half his allotted time admonishing councillors to vote against this proposal, based on their previous comments.

Sadly I can only vote for one councillor and I'm not optimistic that we'll see a big change in the council composition after the election.

Incidentally, earlier in the meeting, it took over 30 minutes to approve the removal of five parking spots on safety grounds. And another thirty minutes to approve two blocks' worth of sidewalk, over more resident objections.
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I agree, but usually in those cases we see a deferral. This was a straight up rejection.
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