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RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - MacBerry - 09-12-2017

(09-11-2017, 03:56 PM)nms Wrote:
(09-06-2017, 04:05 PM)KevinL Wrote: I'm definitely curious to see what might get built at the St. Mark's site. What do you build adjacent to a high school and bordering a hospital?

Fast food outlets on the ground floor, public health unit above to talk about sexual health, drug use prevention, mental health and other health issues, and a cardiac lare unit above all of that.

How about an ORNGE helipad on the top floor?


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - jeffster - 09-13-2017

(09-12-2017, 07:26 PM)MacBerry Wrote:
(09-11-2017, 03:56 PM)nms Wrote: Fast food outlets on the ground floor, public health unit above to talk about sexual health, drug use prevention, mental health and other health issues, and a cardiac lare unit above all of that.

How about an ORNGE helipad on the top floor?

Now we're talking....


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - KevinL - 09-24-2017

(08-22-2017, 11:13 AM)panamaniac Wrote: I seem to recall that the chimney will be retained.

Yep! It's been painted white.

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RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - panamaniac - 09-24-2017

It's certainly not going to win any beauty awards, but still better than what it was.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - tomh009 - 09-24-2017

(09-24-2017, 10:29 AM)panamaniac Wrote: It's certainly not going to win any beauty awards, but still better than what it was.

The interior is quite a bit better -- assuming you like post-industrial chic. Smile

And I think the exterior should be good enough for 10 or so years, until the owner is ready to redevelop it.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - tomh009 - 10-01-2017

A nice job repainting the original Lang signage at the Tannery:

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RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Square - 10-01-2017

Drove on Scott street on Thursday and saw that the houses across from the court house were boarded up with fresh wood. Guessing this means no demolition for awhile.

Also the for sale signs for the land at the corner of Scott and Weber have been taken away. Maybe its been sold?


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - taylortbb - 10-02-2017

Interesting article in The Record about the expected boom in downtown development of everyone trying to get in before the development fee waiver expires. City certainly seems to be saying there's far more in the pipeline than just what we know about publicly.

Quote:"We're going to be swamped (with applications), from what we're hearing," said Jennifer Young in Kitchener's building department.

The number of site plan applications for new developments in the downtown is already up, she said. "We're seeing volumes more than usual … We'll have a lot of construction, if they're all approved. We're looking at a significant amount."

https://www.therecord.com/news-story/7587433-kitchener-braces-for-construction-boom-ahead-of-new-fees/


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - rangersfan - 10-02-2017

Hopefully momentum in downtown will be so strong in 2019 that strong demand for development will continue without incentives.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - panamaniac - 10-02-2017

It will be interesting to see which projects proceed in the next two years - it seems a tricky thing to balance the financial incentives against the potential oversupply of apartments in Downtown.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - tomh009 - 10-02-2017

Depending on how the development incentive numbers work out, it's also possible to put up a building with the expectation that for the first year or two there will be some unsold/unrented units.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - GtwoK - 10-05-2017

Some more work being done on the downtown Manulife building? Yesterday a small crew in a lift were removing miscellaneous brick from the the top floor on the Gaukel-facing side of the building. Testing for more potential windows? Or just a regular "checkup"?


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - MacBerry - 10-05-2017

(10-05-2017, 12:14 PM)GtwoK Wrote: Some more work being done on the downtown Manulife building? Yesterday a small crew in a lift were removing miscellaneous brick from the the top floor on the Gaukel-facing side of the building. Testing for more potential windows? Or just a regular "checkup"?

or ... checking for location and structure to connect a sky-bridge to the as yet unannounced 50 storey building at Charles and Gaukel  Confused


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - urbd - 10-08-2017

(10-05-2017, 11:07 PM)MacBerry Wrote:
(10-05-2017, 12:14 PM)GtwoK Wrote: Some more work being done on the downtown Manulife building? Yesterday a small crew in a lift were removing miscellaneous brick from the the top floor on the Gaukel-facing side of the building. Testing for more potential windows? Or just a regular "checkup"?

or ... checking for location and structure to connect a sky-bridge to the as yet unannounced 50 storey building at Charles and Gaukel  Confused

Uhm... Charlie West. 26+ floors, almost sold out.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Rainrider22 - 10-08-2017

Wow. That's fantastic. Good for them