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

(06-14-2017, 08:56 AM)tomh009 Wrote:
(06-13-2017, 10:55 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, 05:35 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


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - tomh009 - 06-19-2017

(06-18-2017, 07:10 PM)jeffster Wrote:
(06-18-2017, 05:35 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.

Currently zoned MU-1 and MU-2, which allows 13.5m and 2.0 FSR (MU-1), and 24m and 4.0 FSR (MU-2).  The neighbouring Iron Horse Towers (a Drewlo property) is MU-3 so I expect this is what they are applying for, too.  MU-3 removes the 24m maximum although the 4.0 FSR remains (subject to zoning variances).

Yes, most likely high-rise residential.  There really isn't demand for high-rise office space this far from the core, but it's a nice location for apartments or condos.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Pheidippides - 06-19-2017

According to the Kitchener permit search there are 3, 2017 demolition permits for 588 Queen St S for structures of 500, 200, and 150 sqft.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - white_brian - 06-20-2017

There are 3 buildings in the back as well, we use to have a Shop back there


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - panamaniac - 06-20-2017

Seems more like a clean-up and reno of the Nougat building, more than preps for any imminent redevelopment.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Pheidippides - 06-22-2017

Don't remember if we have seen this render of the new Schreiter's location at Gage/Belmont:
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RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Owen - 06-29-2017

https://www.therecord.com/news-story/7397459-manulife-pulls-the-wraps-off-renovated-space/

... "Adolphe did hint that Manulife is looking into further real estate investment in downtown Kitchener." ...

A little bird told me that the parking lot across the street (boxed in by Water and Francis, Joseph and Charles) is in the planning stage for a major development: 3 story podium plus two +20 story towers. Additional Manulife offices in the podium with residential condos above.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - rangersfan - 06-29-2017

That would be a very substantial investment in Downtown, hopefully we hear something official in the near future.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Spokes - 06-29-2017

Wow. If that bird is correct, that changes things in a big way


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - KevinL - 06-29-2017

Indeed, that fills a large gap in the downtown puzzle.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - urbd - 06-29-2017

(06-29-2017, 11:19 AM)Owen Wrote: https://www.therecord.com/news-story/7397459-manulife-pulls-the-wraps-off-renovated-space/

... "Adolphe did hint that Manulife is looking into further real estate investment in downtown Kitchener." ...

A little bird told me that the parking lot across the street (boxed in by Water and Francis, Joseph and Charles) is in the planning stage for a major development: 3 story podium plus two +20 story towers.  Additional Manulife offices in the podium with residential condos above.

I heard the same thing too!


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - DHLawrence - 06-29-2017

It's going to be harder for U-Haul to justify staying there the more these developments box it in.