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  Thread: 459 Mill St | 11, 14, 21, 27, 29 and 32 fl | Proposed
Post: RE: 459 Mill St | 11, 14, 21, 27, 29 and 32 fl | P...

tomh009 Wrote: (Yesterday, 10:53 AM) -- Yes ... but for any commercial landlord to invest hundreds of thousands (or millions) into construction, they will need to get a return on that investment, oth...
  ijmorlan Urban Areas 19 1,796 2 hours ago
  Thread: Population and Housing
Post: RE: Population and Housing

Bytor Wrote: (08-04-2022, 01:57 PM) -- Where are you getting regulation on sale pricing or people being forced to move? -- From your previous message: Quote: -- I dream of provincial and nati...
  ijmorlan Urban Issues 462 199,246 08-04-2022, 03:33 PM
  Thread: General Urban Waterloo Updates and Rumours
Post: RE: General Urban Waterloo Updates and Rumours

danbrotherston Wrote: (08-02-2022, 03:58 AM) -- Huh...I only just noticed that. That sounds crazy...1 extra bedroom is obviously worth an extra 100 a month to anyone who has like...any friends at ...
  ijmorlan Urban Areas 1,119 766,755 08-02-2022, 06:37 AM
  Thread: General Urban Waterloo Updates and Rumours
Post: RE: General Urban Waterloo Updates and Rumours

Interesting that the 2nd bedroom is not even another $100/month. Suggests they overestimated the number of 2 bedroom units to build… I’m pretty sure the marginal cost of a room is worth more than that...
  ijmorlan Urban Areas 1,119 766,755 08-01-2022, 06:32 PM
  Thread: Charles St GRT terminal redevelopment
Post: RE: Charles St GRT terminal redevelopment

danbrotherston Wrote: (07-31-2022, 05:51 PM) -- In any case, Tom is right, that only supports the idea that retail should be located on the outside...which is absolutely a given--malls die downtown. ...
  ijmorlan Urban Areas 327 45,696 07-31-2022, 06:23 PM
  Thread: Population and Housing
Post: RE: Population and Housing

Bytor Wrote: (07-31-2022, 01:42 PM) -- So in addition to zoning reform, property tax reform (lower density pays more), and government built housing, the real estate bubble bursting (crashing, if you ...
  ijmorlan Urban Issues 462 199,246 07-31-2022, 06:14 PM
  Thread: Cycling in Waterloo Region
Post: RE: Cycling in Waterloo Region

danbrotherston Wrote: (07-30-2022, 04:15 PM) -- There is no exaggeration here, this is literally a key reason that our current moving forward master plan is so unambitious. They even showed me the pl...
  ijmorlan Transportation and Infrastructure 4,380 2,339,319 07-31-2022, 08:48 AM
  Thread: Charles St GRT terminal redevelopment
Post: RE: Charles St GRT terminal redevelopment

panamaniac Wrote: (07-29-2022, 11:03 PM) -- The lots of commercial and foot traffic will be on the other side of King St, no? -- That depends on how it is developed. If the central station block we...
  ijmorlan Urban Areas 327 45,696 07-30-2022, 12:23 PM
  Thread: Housing shortfall, costs and affordability
Post: RE: 459 Mill Street | 11, 14, 21, 27, 29 and 32 fl...

jwilliamson Wrote: (07-30-2022, 12:13 AM) -- panamaniac Wrote: (07-29-2022, 09:36 PM) -- 1500 units may be more that the City is prepared to contemplate; -- Why we're in a housing crisis in a nuts...
  ijmorlan Urban Issues 21 121 07-30-2022, 12:21 PM
  Thread: Cycling in Waterloo Region
Post: RE: Cycling in Waterloo Region

ac3r Wrote: (07-30-2022, 01:39 AM) -- Really, all you'd need is a bridge going over the highway that can bypass all of Northfield and the highway. It wouldn't be hard to design and link up with the r...
  ijmorlan Transportation and Infrastructure 4,380 2,339,319 07-30-2022, 12:18 PM
  Thread: Population and Housing
Post: RE: Population and Housing

Bytor Wrote: (07-30-2022, 11:17 AM) -- ac3r Wrote: (07-30-2022, 06:05 AM) -- TD Economics forecasts a potential -8% drop in national housing costs by 2023: https://economics.td.com/ca-forecast-table...
  ijmorlan Urban Issues 462 199,246 07-30-2022, 12:09 PM
  Thread: Charles St GRT terminal redevelopment
Post: RE: Charles St GRT terminal redevelopment

ac3r Wrote: (07-29-2022, 01:38 PM) -- But, this is Waterloo Region. Pretty much zero chance of anything good like this happening, so we'll get this expensive train station that few people set foot in...
  ijmorlan Urban Areas 327 45,696 07-29-2022, 10:56 PM
  Thread: Cycling in Waterloo Region
Post: RE: Cycling in Waterloo Region

jamincan Wrote: (07-29-2022, 08:29 AM) -- If we're going to the trouble of building a MUT there, why would we shove it in the middle? Why not just put it along the side like it is on Franklin and eve...
  ijmorlan Transportation and Infrastructure 4,380 2,339,319 07-29-2022, 10:25 AM
  Thread: Cycling in Waterloo Region
Post: RE: Cycling in Waterloo Region

plam Wrote: (07-28-2022, 10:33 PM) -- I think what's going on here is that ac3r is strongly in favour of ideal solutions. Clearly, running a bike lane in the middle of the train tracks is less ideal ...
  ijmorlan Transportation and Infrastructure 4,380 2,339,319 07-29-2022, 10:20 AM
  Thread: Charles St GRT terminal redevelopment
Post: RE: Charles St GRT terminal redevelopment

tomh009 Wrote: (07-28-2022, 10:27 PM) -- I think outside retail would indeed be much better in this project. Although I would personally put it on the (Kitchener) north side of King St, near the LRT ...
  ijmorlan Urban Areas 327 45,696 07-29-2022, 10:17 AM
  Thread: Cycling in Waterloo Region
Post: RE: Cycling in Waterloo Region

ac3r Wrote: (07-28-2022, 02:20 PM) -- ijmorlan Wrote: (07-28-2022, 09:30 AM) -- That being said, you’re still not making sense. You’re right that we settle for mediocrity (and worse) -- I'm gla...
  ijmorlan Transportation and Infrastructure 4,380 2,339,319 07-28-2022, 09:20 PM
  Thread: Charles St GRT terminal redevelopment
Post: RE: Charles St GRT terminal redevelopment

The retail doesn’t have to be inside. I don’t think there is anything about the north side of Victoria between King and Duke that makes it any worse than any other block in downtown for street-facing ...
  ijmorlan Urban Areas 327 45,696 07-28-2022, 09:01 PM
  Thread: ION - Waterloo Region's Light Rail Transit
Post: RE: ION - Waterloo Region's Light Rail Transit

cherrypark Wrote: (07-27-2022, 11:05 AM) -- I think it's something in the central open/close control or the buttons on the doors. We boarded with a stroller in one of those trains a couple weekends a...
  ijmorlan Transportation and Infrastructure 16,868 8,771,359 07-28-2022, 09:48 AM
  Thread: Cycling in Waterloo Region
Post: RE: Cycling in Waterloo Region

ac3r Wrote: (07-27-2022, 03:39 PM) -- See the above point. Riding with traffic is bad for many reasons. Now riding between train tracks with a train speeding by on each side every 10 minutes - fence ...
  ijmorlan Transportation and Infrastructure 4,380 2,339,319 07-28-2022, 09:30 AM
  Thread: Cycling in Waterloo Region
Post: RE: Cycling in Waterloo Region

dtkvictim Wrote: (07-27-2022, 02:20 PM) -- I can see the argument going either way though, between the diagonal jog across Charles St, and the potentially complete lack of curbs along the former bus ...
  ijmorlan Transportation and Infrastructure 4,380 2,339,319 07-28-2022, 09:21 AM
  Thread: Cycling in Waterloo Region
Post: RE: Cycling in Waterloo Region

ac3r Wrote: (07-26-2022, 12:23 PM) -- Me too, so let's not pretend we need to settle for mediocrity with silly suggestions that we bike in the middle of active train lines and in gutters they pour gr...
  ijmorlan Transportation and Infrastructure 4,380 2,339,319 07-27-2022, 10:45 AM
  Thread: Cycling in Waterloo Region
Post: RE: Cycling in Waterloo Region

danbrotherston Wrote: (07-26-2022, 03:27 AM) -- Bytor Wrote: (07-25-2022, 06:25 PM) -- A MUT in the middle of the ION right of way is ridiculous. First off there are the catenary poles. Second, the ...
  ijmorlan Transportation and Infrastructure 4,380 2,339,319 07-26-2022, 10:57 AM
  Thread: Cycling in Waterloo Region
Post: RE: Cycling in Waterloo Region

ac3r Wrote: (07-26-2022, 12:31 AM) -- I can't be bothered to tell you why most of you are wrong on this form these days, I just stay quiet. Clearly almost nobody on this forum works in the profession...
  ijmorlan Transportation and Infrastructure 4,380 2,339,319 07-26-2022, 10:52 AM
  Thread: Cycling in Waterloo Region
Post: RE: Cycling in Waterloo Region

ac3r Wrote: (07-25-2022, 08:10 PM) -- Nevermind the size issues, who would think it would be a wise idea to put a MUT beside an active train line? That's a ridiculous suggestion indeed. Even with a f...
  ijmorlan Transportation and Infrastructure 4,380 2,339,319 07-25-2022, 11:18 PM
  Thread: Cycling in Waterloo Region
Post: RE: Cycling in Waterloo Region

ac3r Wrote: (07-25-2022, 04:29 PM) -- Meanwhile in Waterloo Region and the cities...we're lucky to get them to install bollards on dangerous bike lanes because those on council are way too fiscally c...
  ijmorlan Transportation and Infrastructure 4,380 2,339,319 07-25-2022, 04:54 PM
  Thread: General Road and Highway Discussion
Post: RE: General Road and Highway Discussion

danbrotherston Wrote: (07-25-2022, 01:44 PM) -- (For the record, larger vehicles like SUVs are pushed by car companies for several reasons, they are higher margins, they avoid CAFE fuel standards, th...
  ijmorlan Transportation and Infrastructure 2,861 1,796,347 07-25-2022, 04:51 PM

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