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Schneiders Site Redevelopment
(10-07-2017, 08:23 PM)clasher Wrote: I'm okay if they take the time to do something good with the site, it's a pretty big property and there are a lot of choices of what to do with it. There's also all kinds of unknowns in the existing buildings and who knows what is underneath the land.

well I am sure the buyer would have done their do diligence to find out what contamination they were assuming responsibility for. I think Schneiders had it's own sewage treatment facility before the City of Kitchener.
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(10-05-2017, 10:25 PM)KevinL Wrote: KW United is a PDL team - part of a development league. It's hard to get attached because all the best players sign contracts to move up into a real league at the end of each season.

If we get a CPL side, that means top-tier play with players you can get to know and support year after year. It's a very different kind of experience.

(I should point out that this whole discussion is grossly off-topic, and should probably be moved to the sports thread. Mods?)

I don't think most people would really say top tier, maybe for Canada. Either way there is a team that plays here and most people don't care for soccer unfortunately
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(10-08-2017, 07:56 AM)darts Wrote: Either way there is a team that plays here and most people don't care for soccer unfortunately

While it's not as big as in other countries, FC Toronto (in a city 10x our size) draws nearly 30K people to their games. And lots of people locally watch Premier League or other football leagues on TV.  With a decent team, I expect that we could also have decent attendance locally.
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(10-08-2017, 12:01 PM)tomh009 Wrote:
(10-08-2017, 07:56 AM)darts Wrote: Either way there is a team that plays here and most people don't care for soccer unfortunately

While it's not as big as in other countries, FC Toronto (in a city 10x our size) draws nearly 30K people to their games. And lots of people locally watch Premier League or other football leagues on TV.  With a decent team, I expect that we could also have decent attendance locally.

They care for Premier league and top tier teams, they certainly interested in KW united  and likely not for this new league
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Same is true for any sport; national and international levels are always most popular. But the Rangers are successful here; there is no reason why a CPL-level team could not draw a decent crowd (not 10,000, but 1000+).
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(10-07-2017, 07:48 PM)tomh009 Wrote:
(10-07-2017, 06:38 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, 06:38 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.
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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 ....
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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.
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