what's happening with the heritage buildings on this site?
i know they are remaining but what are they going to be used for?
i'd hope they will be redone and house a variety of things, retail, artist studios gallerys, office, some light industrial (custom furniture) etc, but in all likelihood im guessing that council decided a great use would be for community uses like halls, seniors centres etc that just do nothing to an area
hopefully im wrong though, i have no idea so if someone could let me k now that'd be great.
also, i agree there is too much green space in the area with the water front and just down the road, but hopefully that extra space is being saved for light rail! or something of the sort
Retail (resturant, market, cafe, etc) and some community use will be placed into the heritage buildings, but a small part of it will be retained for rail maintence (1 stall). The site will retain its rail theme with several murals, displays (like models, pictures and rail cars, which would be rotated every few weeks or so). There is also the possibility that the old sand towe and water tower will be rebuilt on site.
The tracks going thru the site to downtown will be retained for future commuter rail use. The developers have also offered to put a station in the site, should that be the terminus, but that is unlikely as I get the feeling that downtown will remain the permanent terminus, with the possibility of extending the tracks to Centennial Square.
Here are some links of what it will look like