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70 King St N | 16 & 22 fl | Proposed
#11
(02-16-2018, 12:14 PM)timio Wrote: In my experience, Drewlo is on the high end of the rental price spectrum.

Higher than, say, Princess Apartments or Barrel Yards? Really?
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#12
I should say the last time I looked for a rental was mid 2014, so my experience isn't current.
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#13
Glad to see three distinct retail spots that should maintain variety on the site.
Not a fan of putting all the green space up high, leaving pedestrians and cyclists without any relief on the ground level.
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#14
(02-16-2018, 01:42 PM)tomh009 Wrote:
(02-16-2018, 12:14 PM)timio Wrote: In my experience, Drewlo is on the high end of the rental price spectrum.

Higher than, say, Princess Apartments or Barrel Yards? Really?

Definitely not. Until recently Drewlo was the higher end option in downtown Kitchener, but that just reflected the fact there was nothing truly high end. Drewlo buildings are significantly cheaper than Barrel Yards. I would describe them as mid market.
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#15
More news on this project, it will include a very cool youth innovation centre! Plus updated podium design:

https://www.waterloochronicle.ca/news-st...ote-steam/

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such an exciting project!
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#16
My little voice is telling me that the developers ideas may be way out in front of development realities. We'll see.
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#17
These are fairly big adjustments to ask for (though Waterloo's baseline is quite restrictive):
  • Increase the maximum building height within 30 metres of King Street from 16 metres (four storeys) to 58.25 metres (14 storeys).
  • An increase in density from 250 dwelling units per hectare to 571.
  • An increase in maximum floor area ratio, from 3.0 to 12.4.
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(02-22-2018, 10:18 AM)tomh009 Wrote: These are fairly big adjustments to ask for (though Waterloo's baseline is quite restrictive):
  • Increase the maximum building height within 30 metres of King Street from 16 metres (four storeys) to 58.25 metres (14 storeys).
  • An increase in density from 250 dwelling units per hectare to 571.
  • An increase in maximum floor area ratio, from 3.0 to 12.4.

Yes, but the ZBL is designed so that developers have to ask for changes in exchange of community benefits (particularly the floor area ratio increase). That's why every single (major) development always needs a zoning amendment.
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#19
Love the podium!
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#20
This article seems to show an alternate design for the site: https://www.kitchenerpost.ca/news-story/...ote-steam/

Personally, I prefer the earlier design, which IMO is more cohesive and elegant. That being said, the "Arena of Creativity" does sound like it could be cool if done well.
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