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RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - rangersfan - 11-29-2017

CBC article on the Manulife project. The article lists 114 Victoria St (100 Condominiums?), 345 King St, and Charlie West ( listed as a 24 storey) as some of the ten projects currently under site plan review.

http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/kitchener-waterloo/manulife-downtown-kitchener-building-parking-lot-1.4422912


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - urbd - 11-29-2017

(11-29-2017, 06:28 AM)rangersfan Wrote: CBC article on the Manulife project. The article lists 114 Victoria St (100 Condominiums?), 345 King St, and Charlie West ( listed as a 24 storey) as some of the ten projects currently under site plan review.

http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/kitchener-waterloo/manulife-downtown-kitchener-building-parking-lot-1.4422912

Can we make a thread for this project? has anyone seen the plans?


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - panamaniac - 11-29-2017

(11-28-2017, 09:59 PM)kevinchoi519 Wrote:
(11-28-2017, 07:15 AM)jgsz Wrote: The latest in today's Record reports:


SIXO is still looking for financial partners so that project is probably not included.  And if they started Arrow Lofts 2 that wouldn't be under review anymore.  It will be very interesting to see what is submitted for review by the end of February.

The article is wrong...the DC exemption expire February 28th 2019....so still 15 months away folks

The project needs to be under construction (completed?) by then to qualify for the exemption, no?


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - tomh009 - 11-29-2017

(11-29-2017, 09:59 AM)panamaniac Wrote:
(11-28-2017, 09:59 PM)kevinchoi519 Wrote: The article is wrong...the DC exemption expire February 28th 2019....so still 15 months away folks

The project needs to be under construction (completed?) by then to qualify for the exemption, no?

The building permit needs to be issued by 2019-02-28.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - taylortbb - 11-29-2017

Does anyone know how long it's permissible to sit on the building permit? Might we see companies get the permits issued then wait a couple years?


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - tomh009 - 11-29-2017

(11-29-2017, 10:58 AM)taylortbb Wrote: Does anyone know how long it's permissible to sit on the building permit? Might we see companies get the permits issued then wait a couple years?

I don't think there is a limit.  The Arrow 2 building permit was issued in 2014.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - panamaniac - 11-29-2017

That's actually a good thing - the number of units likely to be proposed in order to avail of the exemption probably exceeds the capacity of the market to absorb them. Whether they are going to be rental or freehold apartments, that could generate serious problems for the developers if they were obliged to build faster than the market dictates.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - GtwoK - 11-29-2017

I'm curious if Manulife is planning something for their existing building. I work across form it and everyday I see them doing odd bits of work that don't seem to amount to anything. For the past few months they'd be removing random bricks near the roof line, and replace them the next day. On the chamfered corner of the building next to the future Charlie West development, they've had things hanging over the roof line for a while and had a large frame adorning the full height of the wall. I see surveyors wandering around on top of the building frequently. I'm not sure what all of this adds up to, but I can't see these different tests as not being connected.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Viewfromthe42 - 11-29-2017

They've definitely redone a bunch of the layout on the King frontage, both street interfacing as well as a seeming office rework, which might have been to move people for the upper floor work, which has involved punching sunlight windows in a lot of the exterior walls.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Square - 11-29-2017

(11-29-2017, 06:28 AM)rangersfan Wrote: CBC article on the Manulife project. The article lists 114 Victoria St (100 Condominiums?), 345 King St, and Charlie West ( listed as a 24 storey) as some of the ten projects currently under site plan review.

http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/kitchener-waterloo/manulife-downtown-kitchener-building-parking-lot-1.4422912

This has been changed to 31 stories.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - rangersfan - 11-30-2017

Yes I was trying to highlight the fact that the article's information was not the most up to date.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - tomh009 - 11-30-2017

(11-13-2017, 12:13 PM)GtwoK Wrote:
(11-13-2017, 08:07 AM)panamaniac Wrote: 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.

At one of the tenants is MAJiK Systems, a Velocity Garage graduate.

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RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Square - 11-30-2017

(11-30-2017, 03:23 AM)rangersfan Wrote: Yes I was trying to highlight the fact that the article's information was not the most up to date.

Sorry, I meant to say the article changed to list the building at 31 stories.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - rangersfan - 12-01-2017

The CBC article has been updated to show a list of the ten projects going through the site plan review :

345 King St. W. for a six-storey office building
114 Victoria St. S. for an office and residential property
24 Gaukel St. which includes 31-storey residential building with ground floor commercial
54 Water St. which is Manulife's project that includes Francis and Charles
1 Queen St N. 3 storey addition to the existing building (residential units with ground floor commercial)
334 King St. W. 2 storey building with ground floor retail and upper floor office
51 David St. 6 storey residential building
112 Benton St. 15 storey residential building. That is a second building for Arrow Lofts which is has received final approval.
399 Queen St. S. Barra on Queen is a 6 storey residential building
607 King St. W. Sixo (which is a zoning amendment / official plan amendment – no site plan yet
20 Breithaupt St. (which is also a zoning amendment / official plan amendment – no site plan yet
64 Margaret Ave. – (3 and 6 storey residential buildings)


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - GtwoK - 12-01-2017

So all of those have been previously known about, except 334 King St W — which must be the new LCBO location. Too bad they aren't at least adding a third floor or something.