Station Park – Virtual Neighbourhood Information Meeting

Neighbours! You’re invited to one more online meeting! This one is hosted by Centre Ice LP and Centre Ice Developments GP Corp., the current owners of 607-641 King Street West, the Station Park development. The meeting will discuss the proposed Station Park development and associated municipal planning applications.

Wednesday March 3rd, 2021
7:00pm to 8:30pm 

RSVP: by email to Luisa Vacondio by Tuesday, March 2nd at lvacondio@mhbcplan.com and a link to the Zoom meeting will be provided.  

Official Plan (OPA17/002/J/JVW) and Zoning By-law Amendment (ZBA17/009/K/JVW) 
Address: 607-641 King Street West 

The Owners are proposing a master planned high density mixed use development comprised of  commercial uses, multiple residential dwelling units and office uses. Official Plan Amendment and  Zoning By-law Amendment applications are required to permit components of the Master Plan. The  applications have been in process since June, 2017 and are currently under appeal. The applications will  be considered by the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal at a later date.  

Previous Neighbourhood meetings related to these applications were held on June 27th, 2017,  September 21st, 2017 and July 11, 2018. These meetings were initiated by the previous owner (607  King General Partnership) in support of a development proposal commonly referred to as SIXO Midtown.  The current owners have taken over the applications that were filed by 607 King General Partnership and  would like meet with the neighbourhood to present the current development plans, referred to as  Station Park.  

At the Neighbourhood Meeting the project team will provide an update on the project, including a  summary of how the applications have been revised since the last neighbourhood meeting. The Station Park proposal carries forward many of the key elements from the previous SIXO project including: 

  • the redevelopment and intensification of an underutilized property within a major transit station  area; 
  • •he incorporation of a range and mix of uses including residential, retail, office, and recreation to  create a dynamic and high-quality development; 
  • the preservation and conservation of the Kaufman House which is an important built heritage  resource; 
  • the development of well designed, safe and inviting public streets and spaces throughout the  site to meet the needs of pedestrians and to foster social interaction and community  connectivity; 
  • the establishment of a landmark development that will accommodate major employment and  commercial uses to serve the surrounding neighbourhoods and maximize the significant  investment made in public transit through the ION system; 
  • the provision of community meeting space to serve the local neighbourhood associations; and 
  • the integration of an underground parking structure to accommodate the majority of parking  along with loading and service areas in order to maximize the provision of amenity space at  grade. 

In addition to purpose built community meeting space, the proposal includes a centrally located urban square surrounding the Kaufman house that will be fully accessible to the public as well as a park space  at the eastern edge of the site to be located along King Street and adjacent the proposed community  space. 

Given the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Neighbourhood Information Meeting will be held virtually through the ‘Zoom’ platform. The details of the meeting are as follows: 

Meeting Date: Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021 
Time: 7:00pm to 8:30pm 
Login time: Please log in 5-10 minutes before the meeting to ensure you are set up before  7:00 pm 

RSVP: by email to Luisa Vacondio by Tuesday, March 2nd at lvacondio@mhbcplan.com and a link to the Zoom meeting will be provided.  

If you would like to be added to the City’s mailing list for future updates relating to the appeals process  please contact Juliane von Westerholt, Senior Planner at the City of Kitchener via email:  juliane.vonwesterholt@kitchener.ca 

For more info about the project, visit the project page on the developer’s website: https://vanmardevelopments.com/station-park/


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