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Sunlife Towers | 22 + 21 fl | Proposed
#41
I may be the only one who sees no particular benefit to commercial uses in the proposed towers (more precisely, I'm neutral about it and I don't have a problem with a "Midtown gap" that would clearly separate Downtown and Uptown).  What I do find interesting is that the courtyard facing King St, in front of the house, seems to be open to the public, which is unusual.   Not using the space for a cafe with outdoor tables seems to underutilize an otherwise very attractive space.  Without some sort of public use, I think it will be a bit of a dead zone.
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#42
Are live-work spaces a way to get around the conundrum of having commercial uses where there is otherwise not much demand for ground-floor commercial? Seagram and Barrelyards are two downtown examples that I can think of.
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#43
Sometimes residential use is explictly forbidden, as is the case locally for 83-93 Ontario st and 1 vic, for example. Could be similar here....

PG1, bottom of cpu link
https://www.lrcsde.lrc.gov.on.ca/BFISWeb...nId=220826

PG2, top
https://www.lrcsde.lrc.gov.on.ca/BFISWeb...nId=219127
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#44
The links between the house and the two towers are they going to be glass? I am picturing something like a sky bridge but at ground level?
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#45
(10-11-2017, 05:29 AM)rangersfan Wrote: The links between the house and the two towers are they going to be glass? I am picturing something like a sky bridge but at ground level?

The render shows the links as glass walled with a solid roof.
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#46
New, or at least previously unposted, renders for this project are on the SRM website.

Description from the website:
Quote:This 24 storey, 2 tower apartment complex will be located at the corner of King & John streets in Uptown Waterloo. With a gross floor area of approximately 530,000 square feet, King & John will offer 346 units, with a mix of 1 bedroom, 1 bedroom plus den, and 2 bedroom options. The 1 bedroom units will range in size from 780 to 1,000 square feet, and 2 bedroom units will range from 1,075 to 1,400 square feet. ​Amenity spaces for residents will include a gym, lounges, and a private terrace, while public amenity space will be provided in the form of a cafe on the main floor of one of the towers. Also located on the site is the historic George Wegenast house, which will undergo extensive interior renovations as part of this project. Once complete, the house will serve as a community event space.


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#47
That's a very off-model LRV!
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#48
The street front of the front tower seems a bit different from the original render and the irregular windows seem new.   Is there any progress on this proposal?  Safe to assume this will be built in two phases?
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#49
I think that the first floor is now more or less at street level than the previous render was indicating, which I think is a great thing.

Also that description is saying 24 floors which is different than the original information we had posted. It also is stating the inclusion of a cafe, does that mean that the project will be mixed use?
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