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Waterloo Inn - Sale & (Possible) Redevelopment
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Waterloo Inn - Sale & (Possible) Redevelopment

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A thread to discuss the recent sale of the Waterloo Inn lands and possible redevelopment/reuse of the property.
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#2
No indication yet on the identity of the new owner, or what the plans are for the property.
http://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/on-last-day-...-1.2700081
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#3
Word on the street is Drewlo bought it.
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Oh God, please no.
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#5
A Fallowfield Dr clone would look great here lol.
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(12-20-2015, 11:06 PM)ibuildstuff Wrote: Word on the street is Drewlo bought it.

Yet more rental units in Waterloo?  Or would Drewlo go out of form and build something different?

P.S. Welcome to WRC, ibuildstuff!
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(12-21-2015, 08:35 AM)tomh009 Wrote:
(12-20-2015, 11:06 PM)ibuildstuff Wrote: Word on the street is Drewlo bought it.

Yet more rental units in Waterloo?  Or would Drewlo go out of form and build something different?

P.S. Welcome to WRC, ibuildstuff!

One hopes and prays.
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#8
It's Drewlo: http://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/new-owner-of...-1.2709120
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#9
Yuck. Drewlo's pretty bad. That phrase "while maintaining some of the land for commercial uses," is slightly encouraging. But I wouldn't hold out much hope for anything forward-thinking from them. I can already envision a group of identical high-rise single-use apartment buildings.
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This might be the best we can hope for. London's Cityplace

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I think that's too much to hope for. That site on Dundas is not comparable to the Waterloo Inn site. It's big enough for surface parking, and unlike the development on Dundas (which has one of London's best streetwalls), there's no existing commercial street to preserve.

My money would be on something closer to the garbage at Capulet Lane in London. But hopefully not.
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(12-21-2015, 02:55 PM)Lens Wrote: It's Drewlo: http://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/new-owner-of...-1.2709120

Oh no..... the last thing we need on this site is Fallowfield tower-in-the-park 2.0...

Hopefully the City of Waterloo makes good urban design a high priority for a redevelopment here.

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(12-21-2015, 03:33 PM)The85 Wrote: City of Waterloo

good urban design

Uh-huh. :/
My Twitter: @KevinLMaps
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(12-21-2015, 08:35 AM)tomh009 Wrote:
(12-20-2015, 11:06 PM)ibuildstuff Wrote: Word on the street is Drewlo bought it.

Yet more rental units in Waterloo?  Or would Drewlo go out of form and build something different?

P.S. Welcome to WRC, ibuildstuff!

Rentals forsure, they have their buildings down to a formula. I'm guessing 6 towers, 12fl each, 864 units. No commercial or very minimal. Fallowfield 2.0

Thanks tomh009!
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(12-21-2015, 07:27 PM)ibuildstuff Wrote: Rentals for sure, they have their buildings down to a formula. I'm guessing 6 towers, 12fl each, 864 units. No commercial or very minimal. Fallowfield 2.0

Sadly, I think you are right about this. They are going to build a commuters ghetto, and city council won't raise an eyebrow.
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