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Jan 4, 2011, 1:52 AM
I hope I'm not asking a question that's been answered elsewhere, I've looked in a couple threads already. Does anyone know what's under construction just east of Caesar's Palace on the riverfront? I was staying in the Ren Cen last night and noticed a crane on a relatively large lot and I'm curious about what's going up.
Jan 4, 2011, 2:51 PM
We need a Windsor construction thread
Are you being sarcastic? Because I looked through the Windsor construction thread and I didn't see it. I'm not familiar with streets in Windsor, so I probably wouldn't recognize it unless the post mentioned Caesar's or the river.
Jan 4, 2011, 4:50 PM
Phusion, there already is a Windsor construction thread.
They are building an enormous $60 million water retention basin there that will help the aging sewer system and alleviate basement flooding during major rainfalls. The money is coming from the federal stimulus fund.
Once that is complete, the city will be building a new entertainment /public plaza /bandshell on the riverfront in front of Caesars.
Jan 9, 2011, 3:28 AM
:previous: What they said. The basin work is scheduled to be tentatively done by May, and the bandshell is starting to go up now according to the Windsor Star.
Jun 19, 2011, 3:18 PM
Windsor City Council last week approved a new aquatic centre/50m pool comlex for downtown Windsor 'Western Super Anchor' site. The site was expropriated back in the early '90's for a future large development project to counter-balance the addition of the casino on the cities downtown east side.
The Western Super Anchor site is bound by these streets. Chatham, Pitt, Bruce and extends almost to University St. the project will be around 166,000 sq. feet and will include a newly located Downtown Windsor Public Library (which will be conveniently located across from the new downtown bus terminal contructed 2 years ago and behind our art gallery). The complex will also include space for a 50m olympic standard pool w/ grandstands, a 25m warm-up pool w/ seating, diving well and a 55,000 sq. foot aquatic theme park.
The project will essentially cut off Chatham street between Church and Bruce street (Chatham continues again and ends at Carron Ave.)
Other projects around the city either completed, soon to be, or soon to be started are:
Water-retention basin at the riverfront which is nearing completion,
new permanent riverfront stage in front of casino soon to be completed,
new engineering building for U of W at Wyandotte & California soon to be completed,
new medical building at St. Clair College (soon to be completed, or is already completed)
new Ojibway Nature Centre, completed
new Via Rail station at current Via Rail site in Walkerville, under contruction
new Wyandotte W. & E. streetscaping, to start soon
Windsor-Essex Parkway (largest transportation project in the province), to start in August - this is a huge project.
The jury is still out on a new bridge though, it's all in Michigan's hands now.
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