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General Urban Waterloo Updates and Rumours
It would be interesting to find a traffic engineer (or their reports) that would explain some of the high density stubs that exist. For instance, this four-lane section of Union; a similar-sized section Albert between Weber and Columbia etc. Where were they expected to connect, and to what type of development plans?
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(03-16-2017, 12:55 PM)nms Wrote: It would be interesting to find a traffic engineer (or their reports) that would explain some of the high density stubs that exist.  For instance, this four-lane section of Union; a similar-sized section Albert between Weber and Columbia etc.  Where were they expected to connect, and to what type of development plans?

My impression was that these roads were simply from the era of "moar lanes ALWAYS better" traffic planning.
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I suspect there was a plan (way back, 40-50 years ago) to get those streets to handle more through traffic. But like the Benton St extension, they were never completed so we ended up with these little stubs of four-lane road.
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I think I recall complaints from Ambrosia about equipment parking...but interestingly the equipment was parked on the very lot now for sale
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Ambrosia's complaint was that all the equipment was parked on *Ambrosia's* property one Saturday (which is the only day they're open to the public), blocking access to their business.
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Nineteen Regina has the potential to be a very exciting addition to Uptown Waterloo.

The Coupal Markou feature sheet for this project has possession as March 2017, I am guessing that has been delayed.
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Scaffolding has come down. New windows look great!
   
   
Everyone move to the back of the bus and we all get home faster.
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Does anyone know what is planned for the green space on the southeast corner of King and William? I think it is called Heritage Green. They took all the concrete planters, steps, etc. out during Ion construction. I suspect GrandLinq is just going to re-grade it with soil and grass, especially now that the previously planned GRT stop will not be here either, but does the city have a plan for the space? 

It always struck me as a very underutilized green space in Uptown. I thought a community garden and oven would work well here with the exposure.

   
Everyone move to the back of the bus and we all get home faster.
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I was looking at the book about Waterloo's 150th anniversary yesterday and noticed that Heritage Green used to be the town square in an old map. It can definitely be more green than the current town square, but sort of out of the way as well. The immediately surrounding buildings are sort of low density and not very big commercial attractions; have to go a few blocks more to get stuff.
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