ODC plans to be recommended at Waterloo City Council

This is an update from Anna-Marie Larsen and neighbours around the ODC property (corner of Moore & Roger Street)

Hello neighbours:

Please mark your calendars and plan to attend the June 18, 7pm, meeting of Waterloo city council when Wendy Fisher, development planner, tables her recommendation that the Ontario Die Co lands be designated for medium density development. The development planner’s report can be found here.

In a nutshell, despite consistent support from residents to have the site designated low density, the planner recommends that multiple apartment blocks and stacked townhomes are an appropriate addition to our neighbourhood.

Ron Levene, ODC’s owner, will also submit his plan for the site to council on June 18; a summary of it is included in Wendy Fisher’s report. Additionally, Ron Levene will host an open house on June 13, 5-7pm at ODC to present his revised plan to neighbours. At that time members of the neighbourhood working group will be on the sidewalk outside the building to gather your feedback and reactions to these plans.

Next steps:

• Share this email with your neighbours. Send your thoughts on the development planner’s report to alarsenyoga@gmail.com. Though we have been given little time to respond to this plan, we intend to present our vision for the neighbourhood to council on June 18.

• Write Melissa Durrell, Ward 7 councillor, and the Mayor to tell them what you like or what you object to in the city planner’s recommended development concept and in ODC’s vision for the development. Copy your submission to all city councillors. Contact information for council and the mayor are found here.

• Plan to attend city council or June 18. I can’t stress enough how much this matters.

Applicant's (ODC) Preferred Concept
ODC’s plan for developing 93-119 Roger St.
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City staff’s concept for this land.

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