Charles Street Terminal Redevelopment

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This project supports the Region of Waterloo's strategic focus area(s):

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Welcome to the Charles Street Terminal Redevelopment project page. We are excited to start engaging with the community about the future use of this site.

Public engagement is slated to start the week of November 15, 2021. Make sure you subscribe to this page to receive the latest updates on engagement timelines.

Background

On November 5, 2019, the Planning and Works Committee authorized Regional staff to initiate the development of a strategy for the future use of 15 Charles St in Kitchener, property which is owned by the Region and the City of Kitchener.

Consulting with the community on the best future use(s) of the Charles Street Terminal site, in coordination with the City of Kitchener, presents an opportunity to advance current planning and affordable housing priorities in support of a thriving economy. This strategy also presents opportunity to support existing businesses and attract new employment, investments, and talent to the Region.

Charles Street Terminal is currently a COVID-19 testing centre for Grand River Hospital and will continue to serve the community this way until December 31, 2021 and potentially beyond that date.

This project supports the Region of Waterloo's strategic focus area(s):

Strategic plan icons

Welcome to the Charles Street Terminal Redevelopment project page. We are excited to start engaging with the community about the future use of this site.

Public engagement is slated to start the week of November 15, 2021. Make sure you subscribe to this page to receive the latest updates on engagement timelines.

Background

On November 5, 2019, the Planning and Works Committee authorized Regional staff to initiate the development of a strategy for the future use of 15 Charles St in Kitchener, property which is owned by the Region and the City of Kitchener.

Consulting with the community on the best future use(s) of the Charles Street Terminal site, in coordination with the City of Kitchener, presents an opportunity to advance current planning and affordable housing priorities in support of a thriving economy. This strategy also presents opportunity to support existing businesses and attract new employment, investments, and talent to the Region.

Charles Street Terminal is currently a COVID-19 testing centre for Grand River Hospital and will continue to serve the community this way until December 31, 2021 and potentially beyond that date.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    The Region of Waterloo and City of Kitchener are working towards a vision for a mixed-use development on the former Charles Street Terminal site, in the heart of downtown Kitchener, and are actively seeking input from the community.

    Until mid-September, you can help the engagement team collect input and ideas on the future vision for the site by filling out this short, four-question survey. 

    We look forward to hearing what you have to say!


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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

     The Charles Street Terminal has been a foundational element of the downtown Kitchener community for more than 30 years. Bus service ended at the site in 2019 and the site is currently under contract, serving the community as a COVID-19 testing facility. With the contract set to come to an end in the coming months, the Region of Waterloo and City of Kitchener are eager to begin conversations with the community about the potential redevelopment of the site.

    Located at 15 Charles Street West, the property occupies a key location in downtown Kitchener with close proximity to the new King Victoria Transit Hub and ION LRT. With a footprint of 10,470 square meters (1.047 hectare / 2.59 acres in size), the size and location of the property make the future use of this site an important discussion point for the community. 

    Based on the strategic plans of the Region of Waterloo and the City of Kitchener, four initial areas of consideration have been created to help guide the site redevelopment process. They include:

    1. Affordable housing options
    2. Climate action
    3. Equity, diversity and inclusion
    4. A thriving economy

    With these areas in mind, we would like to invite you to participate in a brief 5-10 minute survey on the values that will drive the redevelopment of the site. This survey will close for public feedback on December 31, 2021. 

    Thank you for taking the time to help shape the future of our community!


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Page last updated: 03 Jan 2023, 10:25 AM