Probably due to flood-plain restrictions. Would you prefer it make no attempt at all to make the pedestrian realm interesting, and have it set back on a useless lawn or behind a parking lot?
Uptown West Hydro Meeting
Thursday June 21st, 7pm
Adult Recreation Centre, 185 King Street South, Room 1
Photos from today, looks like a new crane is going up for the condo towers.
Woooooo condo towers!
Heaven forbid we have too much green space and trees in the city. Putting buildings too close to the street restricts future public space widenings that could accommodate things like divided bike trails, wider multi-use trails, cafe tables or other street fixtures.
Father David Bauer Drive is already wide enough to accomodate future expansion for those things, and is surrounded by trails.
More photos of the triple cranes...
June 7, 2012
Always love to see updates from this project/Uptown in general. Thanks UrbanWaterloo!
Judging by the height of the third tower crane i think they must have altered the plan - they rarely put hose things up short of the ultimate height. Ergo, the building on the rendering closest to Father Bauer and the rec centre is going to be 4 stories, perhaps 5 imho.
June 30, 2012
July 11, 2012
Hotel, have not seen much change here in a while now.
The apartment is really moving along now.
July 30, 2012
It is great to see all of the activity at the site now.
BarrelYards developer to reveal hotel operator
August 4, 2012 | Paige Desmond | The Record | LINK
WATERLOO — After several delays, an announcement may be made in the coming week naming the operator of a luxury hotel at Waterloo’s BarrelYards development.
Chris Pidgeon, an agent for the developer, said the news would likely be revealed next week.
“We’re inking a deal,” Pidgeon said. “It’s very close.”
The hotel was originally expected to open this month but now has an estimated completion date of early 2013.
Developers said in June the operator of what’s expected to be a top-of-the-line hotel would be announced in July. A boutique hotel operator from London, Ont., previously backed out.
So I'm assuming no hotel operator reveal this week after all? While this site has finally seen some remarkable progress, I still can't believe how poorly Auburn handles its operations, especially in regards to PR.