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RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - clasher - 06-02-2017

I like the Queen Street plans, seems like the Walper's valet parking isn't in any of them anymore... that seems to cause a bit of a bottleneck in an already tight spot.

I just noticed today the "for sale" signs on that ugly pink house at the corner of Joseph and Queen... anyone know how long that's been for sale?


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - tomh009 - 06-02-2017

(06-02-2017, 11:43 AM)clasher Wrote: I just noticed today the "for sale" signs on that ugly pink house at the corner of Joseph and Queen... anyone know how long that's been for sale?

Maybe a month or so.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - panamaniac - 06-02-2017

It badly needs to be gone, along with its two neighbours.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - clasher - 06-03-2017

Hopefully someone does something neat with the cron r. I've been in and out of town a bunch so that's why I hadn't noticed the sign until yesterday.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Rainrider22 - 06-03-2017

(06-02-2017, 11:30 AM)tomh009 Wrote: Definitely #1.  #2 isn't bad by any means but I really like the first one.

I vote for number 1 as well


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - ac3r - 06-03-2017

I don't have the PDF available right now, but the one with the string lights is nice. Or I should say, the string lights themselves. I've seen such things in person a lot and they give off such a nice atmosphere.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - ac3r - 06-05-2017

Does anyone know whatever happened to the plans for the vacant lot(s) at the corner of Weber and Scott street? I vaguely remember plans for a condo development there.

Edit: Nevermind...looks like the group that owns the land has purchased a bit more in the same area, expanding potential opportunities (according to The Record, the original plans were for a 6 floor rental building) According to this, they're still planning for rental units, albeit much larger: https://renx.ca/urbanfund-assembles-kitchener-property-for-apartments/


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Pheidippides - 06-07-2017

The vacant lot at the corner of Belmont and Union has been fenced off and has some machinery on site. Not sure if it is remediation work or sampling or other.

Also 474 Queen St S, beside Joseph Schneider Haus, has been boarded up.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Viewfromthe42 - 06-07-2017

Wonder if it's the same team that was doing core samples of the sold-for-quick-development parking lot between TD and 305 King?


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - rangersfan - 06-07-2017

Has anyone heard any further news on the redevelopment of 225 King St W( empty lot across from city hall)?

I almost forgot about this project.

https://www.waterloochronicle.ca/news-story/6903866-vacant-kitchener-lot-sells-after-sitting-empty-for-decades/


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - panamaniac - 06-07-2017

(06-07-2017, 11:14 AM)rangersfan Wrote: Has anyone heard any further news on the redevelopment of 225 King St W( empty lot across from city hall)?

I almost forgot about this project.

https://www.waterloochronicle.ca/news-story/6903866-vacant-kitchener-lot-sells-after-sitting-empty-for-decades/

"Preliminary plans" is not a project.  Downtown tradition...


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - ac3r - 06-07-2017

Has it really been 20 years that the lot has sat vacant? Seems like it wasn't that long ago. Was that lot burned down by that arsonist who was setting fire to all kinds of properties throughout the 1990s?

Either way, the downtown has sure come a long way since then. When I was young, people didn't even want to go downtown because it scared them. http://bowjamesbow.ca/20050228-ceb.shtml

I'm curious to see what does go in at 225 King Street West, it's a prime piece of land.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Pheidippides - 06-10-2017

533 Queen St S in Kitchener has a construction-ish looking fence around it.

This was one of the surplus properties the region sold off as no longer needed for the extension of Benton back in 2014-15 I think.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - rangersfan - 06-10-2017

There is this staff report for 533 Queen St from 2015 that indicates that a conversion from residential to office space was desired.

https://www.google.ca/url?q=https://www.kitchener.ca/en/Calendar/Download.ashx%3FId%3Dcf7712be-667a-4cc5-83a8-cf7da5b68fef&sa=U&ved=0ahUKEwjKmvOI1bPUAhUH_IMKHXlBD10QFggaMAc&usg=AFQjCNEdM411ttrGN0ttSWp4Brsquot6cQ


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Pheidippides - 06-13-2017

(04-03-2017, 06:15 PM)MidTowner Wrote: On page 114, Viewfromthe42 says that the lots are to be sodded, but speculates that the intent might be to use them for parking. Others speculate that some portion of the parking lot may be redeveloped, but who knows when.

Strictly speaking, a condition of the demolition permit is that these two lots be sodded. That should be what happens until some other application is made.

Perhaps this was mentioned already, but they did indeed pave 26 Moore Ave and 43 Wellington St N!

That's a little misleading to get the demolition permit is it not?