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American Block Redevelopment | 3 fl | Proposed
#41
The interior and rear have little historical value. The facades are another story.
My Twitter: @KevinLMaps
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#42
Why do grocery store chains not see the option of operating mini-versions of their stores? Here in Switzerland we have Coop and Migros as the major chains, with "Coop-City" or "Migros (mini)" every two blocks in the city centres. Tescos in the UK does the same. It seems crazy that we don't have more mini-urban grocery stores. This corner at King/Queen would be a perfect location!
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#43
Tesco is a great example, they have five (!) different variants:
  • Tesco Extra (100,000+ sq ft)
  • Tesco (50,000 sq ft)
  • Tesco Metro (11,000 sq ft)
  • Tesco Express (2,200 sq ft)
  • One Stop (1,000 sq ft)
Loblaws has the Wholesale Club but otherwise they really have not really embraced the different size formats, instead looking at different buyer demographics (Loblaws/Zehrs, ValuMart, No Frills, T&T etc) but in generally the same footprint.
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#44
Walmart introduced a smaller format previously in the US, I think they aren't planning on opening anymore of them for what its worth.
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#45
For comparison, Farm Boy opened its first "urban format" in Westboro a while back and it is around 17,000 sq ft. They are building a new one in the Rideau Centre that I think will be smaller than that. The American Block offers 7,500 sq ft, if I'm not mistaken.
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#46
Application to demolish portions of existing structure:

Good visual on page 4 helps to understand what may come down:
Demolish all of building'F' is described in the HIA as a cinder block addition constructed post 1950 and not of cultural heritage value or interest;
Demolish the west half of building 'G' which is a late 19th century ancillary building of modest cultural heritage value and not visible from the public realm;
Demolish the existing 50 foot chimney at the interior of the lot, which has been identified by CAHP (Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals) Engineers as being a safety risk due to its poor structural condition;
Demolish the east elevations of 'B', 'D', 'E' which are not visible from the public realm and do not include any significant heritage attributes; and
Demolish the north elevation of 'E' which is currently a blank fascade and which does not include any significant heritage attributes
Everyone move to the back of the bus and we all get home faster.
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#47
It might just be me, but that link doesn't seem to work.
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#48
(10-28-2017, 09:41 AM)panamaniac Wrote: It might just be me, but that link doesn't seem to work.

Same here
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#49
Works for me.
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#50
So is Building C (along King St) part of the project but a separate property, at least for the time being?
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