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General Urban Waterloo Updates and Rumours
#16
(10-24-2014, 07:56 AM)goggolor Wrote: That Ish and Chips parking lot would be a fantastic place for a food truck "pod" - throw in a few tables and umbrellas and you've got a sheltered space for a couple of trucks. It would be better than the spot at King & Bridgeport that food trucks have been using in Uptown. I also saw on Twitter that Carls' Jr has been scaring away food trucks parked on Willis Way so they may need a new place next year.

I think that is a fantastic idea.
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#17
I think this article is talking about the former ish and chips land.

http://m.therecord.com/news-story/494633...otiations/
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#18
(10-28-2014, 09:40 PM)rangersfan Wrote: I think this article is talking about the former ish and chips land.

The article says, " between 30 and 50 spaces." I don't see how that many cars would find into that lot even without provision for them to enter and exit the lot.
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#19
Good eye, you are right about that.
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#20
I still don't quite understand why we're ADDING surface lots uptown. Seems backwards to me.
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#21
(10-29-2014, 06:05 AM)Spokes Wrote: I still don't quite understand why we're ADDING surface lots uptown.  Seems backwards to me.

Because while there's way more than needed south of Erb Street, there is very little public parking north of it? Public surface lots are a temporary measure to support businesses in that part of town.
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#22
If it helps businesses, lessens opposition to ION and King St redesign, and allows Waterloo to have greater control over a redevelopment site, it's not a terrible thing.
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#23
Both good points. Thanks!
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#24
I believe that GrandLinq is also responsible for finding nearby alternative parking options while construction disrupts the streetscape (not to mention transit routes) near businesses who will have construction at their front door.
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#25
(10-29-2014, 06:05 AM)Spokes Wrote: I still don't quite understand why we're ADDING surface lots uptown.  Seems backwards to me.

Three corporate/owner reasons:

1) Parking lots earn revenue

2) Better tax issues for a working piece of property than a vacant lot.

3) Land will still accrue value for a future building site (or part of a bigger building site)
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#26
(10-28-2014, 09:44 PM)ookpik Wrote:
(10-28-2014, 09:40 PM)rangersfan Wrote: I think this article is talking about the former ish and chips land.

The article says, " between 30 and 50 spaces." I don't see how that many cars would find into that lot even without provision for them to enter and exit the lot.

My best guess would be the (abandoned) post office building. There is literally a parking lot ready to go there.
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#27
(10-29-2014, 08:30 PM)curiouschair Wrote:
(10-28-2014, 09:44 PM)ookpik Wrote: The article says, " between 30 and 50 spaces." I don't see how that many cars would find into that lot even without provision for them to enter and exit the lot.

My best guess would be the (abandoned) post office building. There is literally a parking lot ready to go there.

Does the city own that though?  I remember it was to be fetching a decent sum of money when it was up for sale.
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#28
(10-29-2014, 07:44 PM)MacBerry Wrote:
(10-29-2014, 06:05 AM)Spokes Wrote: I still don't quite understand why we're ADDING surface lots uptown.  Seems backwards to me.

Three corporate/owner reasons:

1) Parking lots earn revenue

2) Better tax issues for a working piece of property than a vacant lot.

3) Land will still accrue value for a future building site (or part of a bigger building site)

1) The parking lots the city will set up will be free, zero revenue.

2) If this is a city owned lot, it does not benefit at all from any additional tax revenue.

I made my point earlier about why I can understand the move, but those two points are likely moot on the matter at hand.
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#29
What is the deal with that former post office? I don't recall news of a sale. I haven't noticed any activity.
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#30
(10-30-2014, 07:55 AM)Viewfromthe42 Wrote:
(10-29-2014, 07:44 PM)MacBerry Wrote: Three corporate/owner reasons:

1) Parking lots earn revenue

2) Better tax issues for a working piece of property than a vacant lot.

3) Land will still accrue value for a future building site (or part of a bigger building site)

1) The parking lots the city will set up will be free, zero revenue.

2) If this is a city owned lot, it does not benefit at all from any additional tax revenue.

I made my point earlier about why I can understand the move, but those two points are likely moot on the matter at hand.

Does anyone know if this is a city piece of land or a private owner? 

Just curious ...
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