Light rail sparking redevelopment of King Street site

Don Zehr looks out the second floor window of his company’s boardroom in Kitchener and sees a future with thousands of people on the sidewalks around a central transit station, a growing health-sciences campus and condominiums rising above parking lots.

The offices for his company, Zehr Group, are located at 607 King St. W. That’s where the veteran developer is usually busy overseeing the design, construction, management and sale of real estate for a long list of clients.

Next stop: Northfield Station

The first two tenants of a major new development in the city’s north end have been revealed. Cineplex Digital Solutions and MNP LLP will occupy nearly half of the space available at the new Northfield Station development located at 137 and 139 Northfield Dr. W.

The project is located next to a proposed light rail transit station and just minutes from the expressway.

Waterloo office project spurred by light rail line

The Zehr Group has started construction of a $9-million office building in north Waterloo, spurred partly by its proximity to the future light rail transit line.

To be called Northfield Station, the 5,940-square-metre (66,000-square-foot), three-storey building will be located at 139 Northfield Dr., near the Conestoga Parkway and adjacent to the proposed Northfield station of the light rail line.