KW in brief: March 10, 2010

A vision for Northdale
Waterloo city staff released their vision for Northdale on March 9. It was developed out of proposals made by the city and residents.

The vision includes the need to restructure the area to accomodate the growing student population by shifting from low-density to more high-density housing.

There is still a call, however, to maintain family-oriented homes to retain families already living in the area and encourage new families to move in, providing overall stability to the neighbourhood.

The vision also advocates for better transportation, more accessible services and a pedestrian-friendly environment.

The vision will be formally presented to council in April, as decided at the meeting on Jan. 18th.
-Compiled by Linda Givetash