Plan To Attend Region Of Waterloo Transit Hub Open House This Week

By: Kw Now! Local News
| Published 09/25/2012


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Waterloo Region – The Region of Waterloo, in partnership with the City of Kitchener, is inviting the public to an open house to learn more about the work that is being done to make sure the Transit Hub is a focal point for transportation in Waterloo Region, and an attractive urban space.

The open house will take place September 27, from 4 to 8 p.m. with a presentation at 7 p.m., at the University of Waterloo School Of Pharmacy at the corner of King and Victoria Streets in Kitchener.

Although construction will not start for another few years, there is a lot of work going on behind the scenes to make sure the site is ready for redevelopment. Information displays at the open house will highlight the 10 different studies, projects and initiatives that are either directly at the Hub site or are related. For a complete list of these, please visit the links listed below and click on the invitation that was mailed to the public.

The public will be asked for their input on two key initiatives: the Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendments the Region submitted to the City of Kitchener to allow for a broader range of uses, higher density and reduced parking at the site; and the Preliminary Site Design Considerations and Proposed Station Access Plan that looks at how all the transportation infrastructure at the site will fit together to provide the best connections and safe and easy access for pedestrians, cyclists, and those arriving by car, bus, or train.

Once completed, the Transit Hub will become a centralized location that will bring together many different forms of transportation, allowing people to transfer from one form to another quickly and efficiently. The Hub will connect rapid transit, pedestrians, cyclists, Grand River Transit buses, GO and VIA trains, intercity buses, taxis and cars. The Hub could also include residential or office space, as well as the type of development that will provide services and amenities for travellers, as well as the surrounding community.

Parking for this meeting is available in the temporary parking lot located on the Hub site at the corner of King and Victoria, along Victoria Street or behind the Rumpel Felt building. Please do not park at the School of Pharmacy.

All meeting materials, including the comment form, will also be available at the links below: