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RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - urbd - 11-01-2017

(11-01-2017, 09:55 AM)MidTowner Wrote: wdemaiter posted a comment about a proposed HIP development for 741-751 King Street West (right across from Central Market), 30,000 square feet of office space and 170 rental units.

There is already an office building at 749 King Street West. The other addresses are houses which have been converted to office space.

170+ new neighbours in Midtown would be exciting here!

This is actually great news! Someone try to find a site plan please Smile


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - GtwoK - 11-01-2017

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Even more window frames going in today, and they've got some glass panes stacked against the wall too. I never noticed how similar the construction of this building is compared to the current Thalmic building. If the paint is cleaned off of this one, they'll end up looking like quite the neat pairing.

I was talking to a friend of mine who works at Thalmic and suggested, "it would've been really cool if you guys built an overhead walkway between the 2 buildings", and his response was "who says we aren't?". Not sure if I should be reading into that or if he said it jokingly...


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - tomh009 - 11-01-2017

Nice photo, but the wrong thread. Wink


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - panamaniac - 11-01-2017

A glass walkway/pedestrian bridge across the back of the parking lot would be an interesting feature.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - rangersfan - 11-08-2017

Not sure if this article was posted before (August 30, 2017), but it describes 3 current projects underway by the Masri O Architects in Downtown Kitchener, 1 of which is the American Block, the others I didn't realize were active projects.

http://masrioarchitects.ca/news/page/4/


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Pheidippides - 11-11-2017

The old Schlicter's property seems to have been ready for a tenant for some time now (I took this a while ago):
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Every time I see the paint job on the smoke stack though I can't help but think that someone can't count (1,2,3) when in fact it is just the address (132).


Also the exterior work at 533 Queen St S seems to be largely done as well, but still no sign of what it might be. New fences, new light standards, now parking lot (10-12 spaces), new trees, new porch:
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RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - GtwoK - 11-13-2017

The Schlicters property is still undergoing construction on the interior still. Occupancy is expected for late December / early January


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - panamaniac - 11-13-2017

(11-13-2017, 03:42 AM)GtwoK Wrote: The Schlicters property is still undergoing construction on the interior still. Occupancy is expected for late December / early January

Has a tenant been announced yet?


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - GtwoK - 11-13-2017

(11-13-2017, 09:07 AM)panamaniac Wrote:
(11-13-2017, 03:42 AM)GtwoK Wrote: The Schlicters property is still undergoing construction on the interior still. Occupancy is expected for late December / early January

Has a tenant been announced yet?

Chosen, but not announced. At least for the one side — the space has been divided into 2 offices and is being custom-built for each.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Coke6pk - 11-13-2017

(11-11-2017, 10:31 AM)Pheidippides Wrote: The old Schlicter's property seems to have been ready for a tenant for some time now (I took this a while ago):


Every time I see the paint job on the smoke stack though I can't help but think that someone can't count (1,2,3) when in fact it is just the address (132).


Also the exterior work at 533 Queen St S seems to be largely done as well, but still no sign of what it might be. New fences, new light standards, now parking lot (10-12 spaces), new trees, new porch:

THANK YOU FOR POSTING THIS PHOTO!  I was always confused when there was talk of keeping the smoke stack.

Everytime I drove down Belmont past Schreiter's when they were doing the renovations, I couldn't for the life of me find the smoke stack.  [For a few seconds given the colour scheme similarities, I grew even more confused since it is so prominent... then when I saw the TD/Igloo building in the back, I realized my error]

Coke


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - rangersfan - 11-15-2017

Here is a link to the previously mentioned Exchange Magazine article 'Midtown Movement '.

http://www.exchangemagazine.com/currentissue/ExchangeVol35No2/files/mobile/index.html#Anchor-MIDTOWN-49575


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - panamaniac - 11-23-2017

Looks like the new Downtown LCBO will involve an expansion of the premises (lots of room out back).

https://www.therecord.com/news-story/7958689-lcbo-may-open-downtown-kitchener-store/


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Coke6pk - 11-23-2017

More than just a simple expansion...

Quote:"...they're going to build a brand-new building for the LCBO," Seiling said, adding that he had seen concept drawings from DiBattista.

Coke


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - panamaniac - 11-23-2017

It will be interesting to see a rendering in due course - if it's a full demolition, they're going to have to "split" the existing structure, which extends all the way down to McCabes.  I've always wondered, given the varying depths of the storefronts, whether the current brick facade wasn't added to existing structures at some point.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - panamaniac - 11-24-2017

I was surprised to see in the Record that the congregation of Trinity United is now moving to their new location, having decided this summer to sell the church unconditionally. The Record article seems to imply that the sale of the building may be close.

https://www.therecord.com/news-story/7961046-trinity-united-vacates-111-year-old-downtown-church/