Informal public meeting for Ontario Die Company site redevelopment

Just over the border between Kitchener & Waterloo, at the north end of Midtown, sits the Ontario Die Company property at the corner of Moore & Roger Streets. They have started the process of applying for Official Plan & Zoning By-Law Amendment in order to redevelop the site from industrial to mixed use medium density residential. This new residential development will replace the existing industrial operation as well as the adjacent 7 homes on Roger Street.

The City of Waterloo is hosting an informal public meeting during the Council Meeting on Monday May 8, 2017 to introduce the proposal to neighbouring property owners and interested citizens in order to obtain opinions.

City of Waterloo, 100 Regina Street, 3rd Floor
Monday May 8, 2017
Time: 6:30pm
More meeting information found here.

They are very clear that no decisions will be made at this meeting. However, if you are unable to attend the meeting, would like more information and/or would like to provide comments you can contact Development Services staff (Wendy Fisher, development planner, 519-747-8544, wendy.fisher@waterloo.ca) prior to the public meeting date.  

If you wish to make a presentation at the meeting, please call 519.747.8549 prior to 10:00am on Monday, May 8, 2017, so that the necessary arrangements can be made to place you on the agenda.

To read the full application, click here.

Ontario Die Company redevelopment
Arial view of the ODC site at the corner of Moore & Roger  – Source: GSP Justification Planning Report submitted to City of Waterloo
the neighbourhood surrounding the ODC redevelopment site
The broader Midtown Neighbourhood – Source: GSP Justification Planning Report submitted to City of Waterloo
concept plan ODC redevelopment
NOT a final plan, simply a possible concept for use of the site – Source: GSP Justification Planning Report submitted to City of Waterloo

For demonstration purposes, and to support the planning applications, the submitted Concept Plan consists of a mix of stacked townhomes and apartment buildings ranging in height from 3 to 6 storeys and it gives you a sense of the potential visual change at this corner.

The proposed development consists of up to 630 bedrooms split among 1, 2 and 3 bedroom units in the form of town homes, stacked townhomes and/or multi-unit buildings. With a total of 630 bedrooms on-site, the development is proposed to accommodate a total of up to 300 units on the 2.1 hectare site (150 units/ha). Parking is proposed at a rate of 1.05 spaces/unit.

Proposed development on ODC property
Source: GSP Justification Planning Report submitted to City of Waterloo

This is yet another potential big development in the Mount Hope Midtown neighbourhood area. Learn all you can. Ask questions. Stay connected.

You can learn more about development projects in our neighbourhood with a local Jane’s Walk on Saturday May 6 led by Dawn Parker, Wayne Miedema & Sarah Marsh.

LRT takes Midtown KW for a wild ride PART 1: Tracking high and midrise intensification 

Led by Dawn Parker, Sarah Marsh, Wayne Miedema
May 6, 2017, 1:00 PM, 1 Hour

LRT takes Midtown KW for a wild ride PART 2: Tracking low and midrise intensification

Led by Dawn Parker, Wayne Miedema
May 6, 2017, 2:15 PM, 1 Hour

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