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RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - tomh009 - 06-10-2016

Another article about the Budd's sale:
http://www.therecord.com/news-story/6716197-new-owners-of-budds-building-excited-about-downtown-kitchener/


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - BrianT - 06-10-2016

It looks like there are plans for the Howard Johnson's site on Weber Street East in Kitchener. http://dailycommercialnews.com/The-Company/Projects/Daily-Top-10/


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - panamaniac - 06-11-2016

(06-10-2016, 09:44 PM)tomh009 Wrote: Another article about the Budd's sale:
http://www.therecord.com/news-story/6716197-new-owners-of-budds-building-excited-about-downtown-kitchener/

How about a new floor (or two) on top for offices (à la 8 Queen) if the building could bear the weight; retail shops (at least 2) on the main floor; and a pub or restaurant in the basement, with entrance on Hall's Lane (if the 8 Queen/Goudies Lane thing is successful)?


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - panamaniac - 06-11-2016

(06-10-2016, 11:01 PM)BrianT Wrote: It looks like there are plans for the Howard Johnson's site on Weber Street East in Kitchener. http://dailycommercialnews.com/The-Company/Projects/Daily-Top-10/

I don't see any info about the HoJo site in your link.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - BrianT - 06-11-2016

(06-11-2016, 08:26 AM)panamaniac Wrote:
(06-10-2016, 11:01 PM)BrianT Wrote: It looks like there are plans for the Howard Johnson's site on Weber Street East in Kitchener. http://dailycommercialnews.com/The-Company/Projects/Daily-Top-10/

I don't see any info about the HoJo site in your link.

That must be one of those sites that expires when they put up next day's news. The proposal was for two 12-storey and two 15-storey apartment buildings. Here's the City of Kitchener by-law for the site...  http://app.kitchener.ca/zonebylaw/docs/publishedcurrenttext/appendix%20d%20-%20special%20regulation%20provisions%20for%20specific%20lands/675r.pdf
http://app.kitchener.ca/zonebylaw/docs/publishedcurrenttext/appendix%20g%20-%20holding%20provisions%20for%20services%20and%20roadworks/22hsr.pdf


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - rangersfan - 06-11-2016

Further details on this potential development at 1333 Weber St can be found here :


http://www.waterlooregionconnected.com/showthread.php?tid=539


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - rangersfan - 06-11-2016

More details on the sale of the Schlichter's Automotive building, looks like they plan to gut the building and replace the facade. This will be somewhat disappointing news for us hoping for a complete redevelopment of the site in the near term.
http://m.therecord.com/news-story/6716281-long-running-auto-shop-calls-it-a-day


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - KevinL - 06-11-2016

Sounds like the Ontario Street leases would be too troublesome to clear out in the short term. I still can't see the building standing for more than, say, 5 years.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Lens - 06-11-2016

""It's a pretty impressive building. We've been looking at this property for a while."

Rakic hopes to have the building renovated and ready for new tenants by late fall. They'll build a new facade and gut the interior, he said."

It's NOT an impressive building but it might be able to generate some income in the short term I guess.

Vanguard Developments is also doing the Walter st. midrise which is a bit of a yawn architecturally and it looks like they have a few other projects coming:
51 Scott Street http://vanguarddevelopments.com/51Scott.html
72 Erb Street http://vanguarddevelopments.com/72Erb.html


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - panamaniac - 06-11-2016

I'll be happy for now as long as they get rid of the metal chimney.