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Catalyst137
#11
You'd have to imagine Communitech would be a HUGE draw, and a lot of startups would now want space there
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#12
New windows now going in. Extensive earth moving as well (the pond the bordered the IHT and Glasgow is gone and all the nearby large trees as well).
Everyone move to the back of the bus and we all get home faster.
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#13
(01-13-2017, 03:51 PM)Pheidippides Wrote: New windows now going in. Extensive earth moving as well (the pond the bordered the IHT and Glasgow is gone and all the nearby large trees as well).

A pond can just be gone?
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#14
(06-21-2016, 11:59 AM)kps Wrote: Various photos of the place here.

"Kumpfort" is hilarious. We are so German!
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#15
When it is artificial yes. It is actually pretty shocking how much earth they have moved around on a short time. There is no longer a germ along Glasgow at the trail. They are putting/replacing lots of the wet works in place of the pond. Based on how dep the puddles were along the IHT the week you'd almost think it was train on to the path - I am joking of course.
Everyone move to the back of the bus and we all get home faster.
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#16
Shoot, I just realized where this is. I biked by that a hundred times this summer! Never even realized there was such a huge building right there. Cool!
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#17
I had previously heard that pond was meant as firewater storage for airboss. I guess the municipal supply is sufficient for their needs now?
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#18
I support this project 100% it's about time something is getting done with the property.  I actually live very close to it I can see the back of the property from my bedroom window. The only thing I don't like is why did they find  it necessary to cut down pretty much all of the trees near the property and get rid of the man made pond?  That was a beautiful section of the trail that lots of birds, squirrels and other animals appreciated that is now gone forever. I guess we will find out soon enough.
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#19
I've heard many different reasons given unofficially, but nothing official from CoK or the developer.
1) Invasive species needed to be removed.
2) New hydro lines going through (partially substantiated by some new poles along the trail last week).
3) New accesses from the trail to the property.
4) Preparations for IHT improvements.
Everyone move to the back of the bus and we all get home faster.
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(01-15-2017, 02:47 PM)Pheidippides Wrote: 4) Preparations for IHT improvements.

This one drives me nuts. "Let's improve facilities for people supporting active transportation by making the environment around it more shitty."
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