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Schneiders Site Redevelopment
#21
My guess is that the smoke stack is from the boilers which would have provided heat for the factory complex.  Kingston is home to the Boiler Room Climbing Gym which features a 100' climb up the boiler room chimney, plus shorter climbs in the main boiler room.
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#22
(12-14-2015, 03:06 PM)nms Wrote: My guess is that the smoke stack is from the boilers which would have provided heat for the factory complex.  Kingston is home to the Boiler Room Climbing Gym which features a 100' climb up the boiler room chimney, plus shorter climbs in the main boiler room.

If there's one thing Borden could use more of, it's climbing gyms!
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#23
http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/kitch...-1.3364222
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#24
27 acres is a lot of space.

The island of Trogir is exactly 27 acres.
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That's the whole island including the park belt, the built up part is only about 14 acres. I've been there a few years ago, it's a very nice little town.

The Distrillery District in Toronto is 10 acres, and that's including the new condos that take up about 1/3 of the district.

This photo of Eguisheim, France shows an area that covers about 20 acres.
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This new neighbourhood in Malmo, for a more modern take on this village feel, is also about 27 acres.
https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?hl=en...JfE6b1-cyk
A newly built but historic style version of this near Malmo is Jakriborg, you could fit almost 3 of those onto the Scheider lands.
Also on that map is the best part (imo) of Potsdamer Platz in Berlin at 29 acres.

If we're willing to build parking underground in exchange for density bonuses or lower parking requirements, maybe some of it could be built under a square or park. Or maybe built under one or two larger buildings with smaller buildings using the larger buildings' parking if needed?

If the total site is 27 acres, then that suggests it includes the lands on the other side of Palmer and the parking lot on Kent.
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#25
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Interesting perspective for the Schneiders site.

http://www.loopnet.com/xNet/Looplink/Pro...03&LL=true
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#26
Thanks for sharing, that really highlights the property boundaries.
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#27
I could see the small parts on the east side of Courtland being separated, they don't really integrate with the main part of the property.

At the corner of Courtland and Palmer, there are some houses that are not part of the Schneider's lands, right?
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#28
That is correct. It would be good to see those properties redeveloped as well.

Has there been any news about public consultations? I'm still out of the country but am really hoping to be able to attend.
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#29
Mixed use 30+ floor buildings
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#30
I hadn't previously realized that, technically, Palmer is a public right-of-way all the way to the railway track. This means the lot flush with Stirling is officially a separate parcel from the factory.
My Twitter: @KevinLMaps
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