However that would mean a drop in prices of the suburban homes of middle class folks so that's a non-starter.
It looks like the 2nd building will be coming sooner than previously thought..
Committee of Adjustment - March 20, 2012 Meeting
March 02, 2012 | City of Kitchener | Link
COMMITTEE OF ADJUSTMENT - CITY OF KITCHENER
(Pursuant to the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.P. 13, as amended,
and Ontario Regulations 197/96 and 200/96, as amended)
TAKE NOTICE THAT the Committee of Adjustment for the City of Kitchener will meet on TUESDAY, March 20, 2012 commencing at 10:00 a.m., in the Conestoga Room, Main Floor, Kitchener City Hall, 200 King Street West, Kitchener for the purpose of hearing the following applications for Minor Variance or Permission and/or Consent. Applicants must attend this meeting in person or by agent or solicitor.
APPLICATIONS FOR MINOR VARIANCE AND/ OR CONSENT PURSUANT TO THE PLANNING ACT
A 2012-023 – 31-43 David Street / 25 Joseph Street
Permission to construct an additional four storey multi-residential building on site with an additional 21 dwelling units, to provide 0 off-street parking spaces whereas the By-law requires an additional 7 off-street parking spaces due to the increased development. The subject property currently has a variance approval through application A 2010-018 to provide 84 off-street parking spaces for a multi-residential complex containing 118 dwelling units rather than the required 108 off-street parking spaces.
New affordable housing units to be added to David Street
http://www.therecord.com/news/local/...o-david-streetKITCHENER — This city’s provider of not-for-profit affordable housing aims to start construction in July on a new four-storey building with 21-units right next door to 35 David St. — right across from Victoria Park.
Karen Kwiatkowski, the general manager of Kitchener Housing Inc., said the new building will be identical to the one at 35 David St., but it will have three more units.
The new building will be attached to the existing one. That eliminates the need for a second lobby, another staircase and another elevator, making room for three additional units.
Last edited by panamaniac; 03-12-2012 at 11:01 PM.
The building permit has been issued and the construction fencing is up.
PERMIT IS FOR A 21 UNIT RESIDENTIAL BUILDING ADDITION AT THE DAVID STREET HOUSING DEVELOPMENT.
Permit No 12174888
Site Address 35 DAVID ST
Permit Category Residential Building (Multi)
Permit Type Apartment
Application Date April 04, 2012
Issued By JULIET
Issue Date May 24, 2012
Work Proposed Addition - Res
Construction Value $2,200,000
Residential Units on Property 18
Special Conditions Main level from street - Units 1-3 First level - Units 101-105 2nd level - Units 201-205 3rd level - Units 301-305
May 30, 2012
June 13, 2012
I don't like that this is going to be identical to it's neighbour. Why not mix it up a bit?
It seems that they will be attaching the second building to the first so that they can share a lobby, elevator, etc. so it makes sense to me to continue in the same style. Besides that, I think the building style fits in quite nicely with its surroundings and I really don't mind seeing a longer row of these units.
If only these buildings didn't have a fence in front of them... But otherwise they're fine.
June 30, 2012
August 7, 2012
It's too bad they didn't make the buildings a tad smaller and kept some space in between for a small courtyard. They're not bad though.
October 17, 2012
Taken at noon, today. For subsidized housing, I find this to be a very credible effort, and the location overlooking the Victoria Park commons and a block from the transit terminal pays credit to Kitchener, imho. I did think they might put in a glass atrium between the two halves, but what is being done doesn't look bad a all.
February 2, 2013