For Chris Klein a proposed change to the Iron Horse Trail could set a dangerous precedent.
A portion of the Iron Horse Trail could be relocated to accommodate a 19-storey condo building at Caroline and Park Streets — the second tower in a common development.
“As soon as we decide that we are willing to move a trail that sits on a historic rail line (for a developer), that opens the door for pressure from other developers,” Klein said. “There must be a compromise.”
The developer has requested an Official Plan amendment and zoning change from the City of Waterloo, giving it approval for a condo building with 194 units. The building would be functionally and physically linked to an already approved building at 144 Park St.
A relocation of the Iron Horse Trail to further in the southwest between the parking garage at 28 John St. W. and the proposed apartment building was requested by the applicant because its current location dissects the development site by running diagonally.