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  1. 248 Sunview Street

    4-storey | 4-units | 15 bedrooms


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    From Kitchener-Waterloo | Member Since Dec 2009 | 5,693 Posts
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    Demolition Control Application
    DC2012-17 | Kiem Langelo | Council: November 26, 2012 | PDF

    Recommendation

    “That Waterloo City Council receive Development Services report DS2012-067 and approve Demolition Control Application DC2012-17, Kiem Langelo, for the lands known municipally as 248 Sunview St., in accordance with Section 9 of DS2012-067.”

    Executive Summary

    Kiem Langelo has submitted an application to demolish the existing building on the property known municipally as 248 Sunview St. (see Location Map). The subject land contains a single detached dwelling with a total of 3 bedroom. The demolition has been requested to facilitate the construction of a 4-storey, 4-unit apartment containing 15 bedrooms.

    The subject property is located within the Area of Demolition Control as outlined in By-law No. 86-122 and therefore the dwellings may only be demolished with Council's approval.

    Staff support the issuance of a demolition permit based on the following:
    • the proposed redevelopment is in keeping with the Official Plan;
    • the proposed redevelopment is in keeping with the Demolition Control By-law 86-122;
    • the proposed redevelopment provides an intensification opportunity in an area planned for medium density redevelopment; and
    • the proposed building may provide an opportunity for affordable and/or rental housing in close proximity to existing transit services.

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  4. From DOWNTOWN | Member Since Mar 2010 | 2,323 Posts
    #3
    Not five bedroom units!
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    No, not five; this would be four (x3) and three (x1), to get to 15 bedrooms across 4 units.
    Eventually, you can't go on not caring. You realize you have a voice.
  6. #5
    Sadly the economics are still in favour of 4 and 5 bedroom units. Two two-bedroom apartments have about the same footprint as a five bedroom. The two apartments would generate about $1000 x2=$2000 a month in rent while the five unit bedroom unit generates $520+ x5 = $2600. That's 30% more revenue on the same development costs.

    If prices per bedroom were to fall to the vicinity of $400 per bedroom (and there are signs that this might be happening already) the incentive for student units goes away.
  7. #6
    This is clearly a family oriented development by the small child going into the building..

    Thinking the layouts are 3 4 bedroom units and 1 3 bedroom ground floor unit.
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  9. From DOWNTOWN | Member Since Mar 2010 | 2,323 Posts
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    Quote Originally Posted by T-Bone
    This is clearly a family oriented development by the small child going into the building..

    Thinking the layouts are 3 4 bedroom units and 1 3 bedroom ground floor unit.
    That would have been my guess.
  10. #8
    October 11, 2013.
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    Waterloo is run by students