In terms of exterior improvements to the Boathouse, Kitchener city council has directed staff to undertake option 5, which includes an asphalt walkway between the lake edge and the patio at the rear of the building, with the patio being extended to wrap around the west side of the building to allow customer patio entrance through a new opening to be constructed in the current concession stand window.
Tenant-specific upgrades, such as the relocation of the kitchen, will be financed by the operator subject to the negotiation of a satisfactory long-term lease.
A report providing options on the boathouse washroom issue will be presented at the April 16 community and infrastructure services committee meeting exploring public access to washrooms at the north end of Victoria Park or in the vicinity of the Boathouse.
The staff report contains the results of our recent public consultation on this issue.
In January, Kitchener city council was presented with three options that deal with proposed exterior improvements to the city-owned Boathouse facility in Victoria Park - and the costs that would be associated with undertaking this work.
The three options are differentiated primarily by the plans for the landscaping around the Boathouse, including the rear along the lake edge, both sides of the building and the front of the building to Jubilee Drive.
The three tabled landscape options range in cost from $250,000 to $500,000. The proposed interior works, which would include accessibility and washroom improvements and interior insulation, are estimated to cost $234,000.
Please review the city council report for more information on the proposed exterior options, as well as recommended improvements to the interior of the building.
The following conceptual drawings illustrate what the exterior work will look like under each option: