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Barra on Queen | 7 fl | U/C
#91
I'm impressed with how seriously the developers on this project have taken feedback from the community, and IMO the end result is really positive. The new townhouse designs look much more considered and more appropriate to the neighbourhood than the earlier iterations. Props to Polocorp!
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#92
(07-15-2016, 09:58 AM)CTGal1011 Wrote: I like the new renders better. The whole point of the original design was to keep the sentiment of Barra Castle. That didn't happen, so I think this is a decent compromise.  I do like the front facing windows, a little arc makes it look pretty.

We all have different tastes, and that's OK.  But I think it's very good that they are working with the people in the neighbourhood to find a good solution.
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#93
The big question in my mind is whether any of it will actually get built. Actually, I can't think of anything that would delay the Benton St townhouses, but who knows when/whether the apartment tower will ever be built.
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#94
The developer is putting so much effort into this that I suspect they really do intend to go ahead with it.
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#95
So close to downtown, a spit from Victoria Park, so close to transit, I mean, if they can get it to go, it would really be a decent place to live.
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#96
Zoning Change Application meeting set for September 12th:

CSD-16-060
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#97
The planning committee has given the thumbs up for the project and now is going great council for approval. The article mentions that the original concept was a modern looking building?

http://m.therecord.com/news-story/685839...evelopment
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#98
(09-15-2016, 05:53 AM)rangersfan Wrote: The planning committee has given the thumbs up for the project and now is going great council for approval. The article mentions that the original concept was a modern looking building?

http://m.therecord.com/news-story/685839...evelopment

Yes ... more traditional elements now, especially with the townhouses.  I preferred the look of the original, but I think this one is OK, too.
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#99
It looks like the zoning has not been changed yet for this property, and I haven't seen any zoning change notice signs, either. The zoning change process will take months, and maybe they will start pre-selling once that's done, next summer or so. With luck, construction will start in 2018.
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(02-14-2017, 02:45 PM)tomh009 Wrote: It looks like the zoning has not been changed yet for this property, and I haven't seen any zoning change notice signs, either.  The zoning change process will take months, and maybe they will start pre-selling once that's done, next summer or so.  With luck, construction will start in 2018.

I was curious if this was true, so I tried to check out the minutes for the council meeting it was presented at, but Kitchener's minutes page is broken Sad

It was at the Sept 26th council meeting. Staff had recommended in favour.

https://lf.kitchener.ca/WeblinkExt/0/fol.../Row1.aspx
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