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Waterloo approves two new highrises for west end

But construction can't begin yet, as council added holding provisions, pending the completion of noise and transportation studies
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City council in Waterloo have given the green light to two new apartments.

The buildings will be at 635 Erb Street and 12 Westhill Drive.

But construction can't begin yet, as council added holding provisions, pending the completion of noise and transportation studies.

The development includes a pair of 12 storey buildings, plus stacked townhouses. 

It would lead to the creation of over 330 units.

"The updated traffic study is really important ... We've got a new Tim Horton's there, we've got Costco and a few other things happening in the area - both that will add to potentially to the traffic, but there also are some things that may help alleviate it." Ward One Councillor, Sandra Hanmar told The Mike Farwell Show on 570 NEWS.

"We just want to make sure that we're looking at what's best and what other safety measures we put in place for that area." she added.

The development has been in the works for two years.

But Hanmar says in that time, the developer has worked to try and address many of the concerns that were raised.

"There's no question the traffic concerns have continued to be a concern throughout the process - not only for the developer, residents, staff and council as a whole. So it's that balance between how do we move forward with growing our city? ... also making sure we've got safety provisions in place and good traffic management practices." 




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