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Schneiders Site Redevelopment
(10-07-2017, 08:48 PM)tomh009 Wrote:
(10-07-2017, 07:38 PM)Spokes Wrote: The best choice?  Anyone else.  My choice...Momentum.

But Momentum chose not to buy the property. If Auburn had not purchased it, we have no idea how long it would have sat unsold -- and undeveloped.

(10-07-2017, 07:38 PM)Spokes Wrote: How long did it take for Barrelyards to start?

1998: Canbar asks for rezoning
2003: Land passes an environmental audit
2005: Canbar sells land to Auburn
2007: Zoning approved by council
2008: Project approved by council
2010: Construction starts

Three years (2005-2008) is within range for a complex development like this one.  Construction start was delayed by a year, possibly because of the challenges in securing a hotel tenant.

Arrow 2 and Alexandra have been on the back burner as Auburn has been quite busy on Barrel Yards. Arrow 2 should be under way shortly, don't know about Alexandra.

We're just going to have to agree to disagree on this one.  I hope I'm wrong, I fear I'm not.
I think we are putting the cart before the horse here. It is a huge project that will take time to develop. Why are people so quick to criticize without and information. I am sure they will want to do a good job. I personally think they did a good job on the Arrow Lofts. I think it is time for the people here who continually act displeased to start doing the developments themselves. Put some skin in the game and see how you do ....
Im typically one of the most positive guys on here, and I'm not saying they dont do good work, I'm saying they are slow to get started.  Can't argue that.  Even Arrow, as nice as it is, they sat on it for quite some time before starting.
this past week there has been lots of activity going on in the rear lot. I assume they are doing soil samples and the like of. Lots of cube vans in various spots around the yard today.
How much GrandLinq equipment remains? Have they completely cleared out?
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they are out of there. They had a section of the parking lot. The activity was in the main yard of the plant
Schneiders plant to be demolished within months


Quote:Auburn is still working through its plans, said Scheels, but the site will be mixed-use, with highrise buildings of up to 16 or 20 storeys near the railway tracks, mid-rise residential of up to eight storeys, as well as stacked townhouses.

The developer hopes to repurpose buildings at the Borden end of the site, including the six-storey former Schneiders offices, an older red-brick garage and a large concrete warehouse, into tech or office space.

A park would run across the site from the railway to Kent Avenue, and new streets will break up the site into smaller parcels, some of which may end up being developed by other builders, Scheels said.
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Will any of the older parts of the plant be preserved?  The article only refers to the relatively new office building and warehouses.  Surely something of heritage value will be saved?
It doesn't sound like it.

"the powerhouse and smokestack, the plant's conveyor system and the massive red-brick processing plant that dominates Courtland will be torn down."
What a shame.
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