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

If you haven't seen this addition to the neighbourhood yet, be sure find a moment to pass by, it really is quite a nice addition. It appears to twinkle in the sun as you travel down West.

Kitchener neighbours connect through community art wall project
15 homes are featured on the Homewood Green art wall



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

Of note: the vacant lot on the southeast corner of Belmont and Union (adjacent to the Arabella Park building) has been fenced off and no trespassing signs installed.

Anyone know what is going on here? Almost appears to be some sort of site remediation.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Viewfromthe42 - 06-14-2017

The Condo Culture office opposite the Scotiabank from Settlement Co. looks close to being ready to open, and intent on giving Settlement Co. a run for its hipster cred money.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - panamaniac - 06-14-2017

Condo Culture is a bit of a mystery to me.  Are they just real estate agents specializing in condos, or something else?


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - tomh009 - 06-14-2017

(06-13-2017, 09:55 PM)Section ThirtyOne Wrote: Of note: the vacant lot on the southeast corner of Belmont and Union (adjacent to the Arabella Park building) has been fenced off and no trespassing signs installed.

Anyone know what is going on here? Almost appears to be some sort of site remediation.

That's an old gas station property so remediation will be required before any construction, I expect.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - kwliving - 06-15-2017

(06-14-2017, 07:43 AM)panamaniac Wrote: Condo Culture is a bit of a mystery to me.  Are they just real estate agents specializing in condos, or something else?

They are the hip young cool kids that drive expensive cars and dress in short tight slacks with ankle socks.  They "specialize" in condos.

I'll keep my opinions to myself about who I think they really are. Big Grin


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - tomh009 - 06-15-2017

(06-10-2017, 11:15 AM)rangersfan Wrote: 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

Looks like they are rebuilding the porch at least -- and the new one looks very good!

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RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - tomh009 - 06-15-2017

(05-29-2017, 12:47 PM)panamaniac Wrote: I had assumed the patio was intended as an outdoor seating area for Smile Tiger.  I could see it being a decent spot to sit in the shade on a hot day with something from the Food Block, but I guess it's going to be less than I had hoped.   The "animation" of Vogelsang Green across the street was more limited but never seemed to amount to much.

OK, here is the artwork.  But no one was using any of it around 6 PM.

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RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - KevinL - 06-15-2017

It's a good start. I like the planters.

It would be better if they would put benches that could stay out all the time.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - GtwoK - 06-16-2017

Once this section of queen get revamped, hopefully the overhead string lights are integrated into goudies! That'd be really nice looking


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - panamaniac - 06-16-2017

(06-16-2017, 12:36 AM)GtwoK Wrote: Once this section of queen get revamped, hopefully the overhead string lights are integrated into goudies! That'd be really nice looking

You mean Goudies Lane?  I would agree with that.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Section ThirtyOne - 06-16-2017

(06-14-2017, 07:56 AM)tomh009 Wrote:
(06-13-2017, 09:55 PM)Section ThirtyOne Wrote: Of note: the vacant lot on the southeast corner of Belmont and Union (adjacent to the Arabella Park building) has been fenced off and no trespassing signs installed.

Anyone know what is going on here? Almost appears to be some sort of site remediation.

That's an old gas station property so remediation will be required before any construction, I expect.

Makes sense, there are a bunch of drums on the property now as well. Thanks!


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Pheidippides - 06-18-2017

Application for zoning change at 588 and 600 Queen St S (the Nougat property and the garage next door):
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RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - jeffster - 06-18-2017

(06-18-2017, 04:35 PM)Pheidippides Wrote: Application for zoning change at 588 and 600 Queen St S (the Nougat property and the garage next door):

Probably another apartment, my guess?

Anyone know how to access those zoning.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Markster - 06-18-2017

It should appear on this page, eventually:
https://www.kitchener.ca/en/insidecityhall/LandUsePlanningNews.asp