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RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Spokes - 11-08-2014

I'm with KevinL on this one. The Market Square interior is a disaster. This allows a redesign. That being said, I'd obviously prefer that they were to stick around.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - panamaniac - 11-08-2014

I'm not sure I see the connection between the Stantec office space and the retail portion of the mall, specifically its redevelopment. What am I missing?


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - The85 - 11-09-2014

(11-08-2014, 09:17 AM)Smore Wrote: Edit: how do I post a tweet? Can someone fix this? Thanks!

We will look into this.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Spokes - 11-09-2014

(11-08-2014, 11:40 PM)panamaniac Wrote: I'm not sure I see the connection between the Stantec office space and the retail portion of the mall, specifically its redevelopment.  What am I missing?

I see it as the retail section being a very minimal and unimportant part of the mall, and that the Stantec space could be expanded.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - panamaniac - 11-09-2014

I see. I suppose an office expansion might be possible, up to and including the entire complex (a la King Centre) if there were a client.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - KevinL - 11-09-2014

(11-08-2014, 11:40 PM)panamaniac Wrote: I'm not sure I see the connection between the Stantec office space and the retail portion of the mall, specifically its redevelopment. What am I missing?

Right now, walking onto the ground floor of the retail space you see massive openings to bring the atrium light to Stantec's basement garden area (surrounded by their office space). Nice as the garden is, I'd prefer to see the ground floor made into a solid whole and completely reconfigured to give better layout to retail space and hopefully make it street-facing (at least along Frederick). Stantec's departure would allow this to go forward, and I hope the mall's owners are considering it.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - TMKM94 - 11-10-2014

A movie theatre or a grocery store would do well IMO. I'm glad stantec is leaving market square, but I'm disappointed that it's completely leaving downtown.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - panamaniac - 11-11-2014

Just to note that it was confirmed to me today that Stantec will be moving.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - REnerd - 11-11-2014

(11-11-2014, 02:15 PM)panamaniac Wrote: Just to note that it was confirmed to me today that Stantec will be moving.

Did you get confirmation where they are moving?


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - panamaniac - 11-11-2014

(11-11-2014, 02:20 PM)REnerd Wrote:
(11-11-2014, 02:15 PM)panamaniac Wrote: Just to note that it was confirmed to me today that Stantec will be moving.

Did you get confirmation where they are moving?

The source was impeccable, but all he said was that Stantec had been looking around and that empty Blackberry space was very attractive commercially.  So I would say, no, no real confirmation of destination, other than Waterloo.