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Old Posted Apr 1, 2016, 2:58 PM
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I wonder what the strategy is for floating a trial demolition balloon? Seems like it would only breed acrimony. Maybe just worth it in case it slips through?
Perhaps it's just an opening gambit to tilt future development debate to KMK's favor. Council will be more likely to agree to subdivide the seven acre lot if the KMK compromises and agrees to maintain the building.
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Old Posted May 22, 2016, 3:33 PM
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The son of the owner of Bryn Mawr / Baird Cottage wrote a letter to Council last week. He argues that because the city failed to prevent the 25 Winter Ave demolition, his mother decided to purchase a new house and let Baird Cottage decay, expecting a sale contingent on demolition to proceed. Preventing demolition now would interfere with the pending sale, causing undue financial hardship on his mother. Thus, the city should either allow demolition to proceed or purchase the property from his mother for $4 million. Otherwise, his mother will sue the city.

I'm not convinced the city has the duty to rectify bad real-estate and financial decisions made by it's wealthier residents. I also find it morally dubious to threaten to sue one's community because one can't make do with a $1.5 million property (current assessment) and needs a $4 million payout.

http://googledrive.com/host/0B2MVLRT...Steinhauer.pdf
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Councillor Galgay says IJ Samson Jr High school has been sold in the past few days, any development rumours ?
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Councillor Galgay says IJ Samson Jr High school has been sold in the past few days, any development rumours ?
All I know is that it wasn't me who bought it, as much as I would have liked to. I've had my eye on that school since it closed and thought it would be a prime location for an enhanced housing development, perhaps apartments marketed to seniors now living in the neighborhood looking to downsize.

I would like to see the existing buildings retained, a new wing added plus two or three stories added to what is there. That's my vision...let's see how this site gets screwed up if it has indeed been sold.
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Councillor Galgay says IJ Samson Jr High school has been sold in the past few days, any development rumours ?
It is official as per VOCM ( http://vocm.com/news/i-j-samson-juni...ld-for-189000/ ). What a bargain!! It will be interesting to see what will be proposed...I don't have a good feeling about it.
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Old Posted Dec 13, 2016, 12:56 AM
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The City Development committee has an item on their next meeting agenda (Dec 13, 2016 ) for the conversion of the old east-end fire hall at the Sheraton ( 90 Duckworth St ) into a microbrewery and cafe !
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The City Development committee has an item on their next meeting agenda (Dec 13, 2016 ) for the conversion of the old east-end fire hall at the Sheraton ( 90 Duckworth St ) into a microbrewery and cafe !
Nice little project, I hope it goes forward, it would be a nice addition to that area.
I expect there to be some opposition due to the fact that there may be odors associated with the brewing, hopefully it can be addressed.
From the City's point of view they are going to miss out on significant revenue as opposed to the other proposal for that site, the Republic Properties condo/hotel development. I wonder what the sale process was/is of the site, there was a lot of questions raised by some councillors when the original sale to Republic was not competitive?
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