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RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - GtwoK - 12-16-2017

The building on the corner of Scott / Duke (had a salon and spa in it I believe) was recent sold. Whoever was planning on developing in that block might now own the entire block fronting Scott, which could be nice


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Square - 12-16-2017

(12-16-2017, 10:20 AM)Spokes Wrote: I refuse to believe anything about anything on Scott near Weber until I see it.  Fool me once...or twice, or whatever...

Lol, or the land across from there.  EIWO has been talking about a building for over 20 years!


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Spokes - 12-16-2017

(12-16-2017, 02:45 PM)Square Wrote:
(12-16-2017, 10:20 AM)Spokes Wrote: I refuse to believe anything about anything on Scott near Weber until I see it.  Fool me once...or twice, or whatever...

Lol, or the land across from there.  EIWO has been talking about a building for over 20 years!

That's what I'm talking about.  It's not just the Scott St that's been toying with my emotions, it's the corner lot too.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - kidgibnick - 12-20-2017

Does anyone know what's going on at the corner of King St. E. & Eby St. N in Kitchener? The exterior looks simple but freshened up with new windows.
I couldn't tell what was happening inside, nor any signs on the door.
https://imgur.com/a/GxQ0e
https://imgur.com/a/AKGTa


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Pheidippides - 12-20-2017

453 Park St is being demolished (Park at Wood)


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Viewfromthe42 - 12-20-2017

Hospital parking, or Sunlife parking?


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - panamaniac - 12-20-2017

(12-20-2017, 07:52 PM)kidgibnick Wrote: Does anyone know what's going on at the corner of King St. E. & Eby St. N in Kitchener? The exterior looks simple but freshened up with new windows.
I couldn't tell what was happening inside, nor any signs on the door.
https://imgur.com/a/GxQ0e
https://imgur.com/a/AKGTa

Work has been proceeding intermittently for at least two years on that building.   It's a wonderful interior, but I don't think the owners have a tenant for the space.

One of the first things they did was to paint over the old advertising sign on the side wall facing Eby (Braun Bicycles?).  I remember thinking at the time that that was a bone-headed thing to do!


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - tomh009 - 12-20-2017

(12-20-2017, 10:37 PM)panamaniac Wrote:
(12-20-2017, 07:52 PM)kidgibnick Wrote: Does anyone know what's going on at the corner of King St. E. & Eby St. N in Kitchener? The exterior looks simple but freshened up with new windows.
I couldn't tell what was happening inside, nor any signs on the door.
https://imgur.com/a/GxQ0e
https://imgur.com/a/AKGTa

Work has been proceeding intermittently for at least two years on that building.   It's a wonderful interior, but I don't think the owners have a tenant for the space.

One of the first things they did was to paint over the old advertising sign on the side wall facing Eby (Braun Bicycles?).  I remember thinking at the time that that was a bone-headed thing to do!

I check this frequently, and there does not appear to be anything active.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Spokes - 12-21-2017

Is that where Braun's locksmiths used to be?


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - panamaniac - 12-21-2017

(12-21-2017, 12:53 PM)Spokes Wrote: Is that where Braun's locksmiths used to be?

Yes.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - kidgibnick - 12-21-2017

(12-20-2017, 10:48 PM)tomh009 Wrote:
(12-20-2017, 10:37 PM)panamaniac Wrote: Work has been proceeding intermittently for at least two years on that building.   It's a wonderful interior, but I don't think the owners have a tenant for the space.

One of the first things they did was to paint over the old advertising sign on the side wall facing Eby (Braun Bicycles?).  I remember thinking at the time that that was a bone-headed thing to do!

I check this frequently, and there does not appear to be anything active.

This could be a great corner to develop, beside Fresh Grounds & The Yeti Cafe, across from the market... seems unbelievable such a beautiful looking building has sat empty for so long!?


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - tomh009 - 12-23-2017

(11-24-2017, 06:17 PM)panamaniac Wrote: Well it has long been known, or at least assumed, that the church would be demolished.  What was new, at least to me, was that the sale may be in the works and that the Trinity congregation might or might not seek to incorporate a church facility into the project.

Here is a nice story on how this is done in Toronto:
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/abandoned-toronto-churches-being-reborn-ascondominiums/article37423283/


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - jgsz - 12-30-2017

The Record has an update of the history of recent development in downtown Kitchener.

Quote:KITCHENER — Astonishing. Extraordinary. A model for the continent and the world.



RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Pheidippides - 12-30-2017

(12-30-2017, 09:10 AM)jgsz Wrote: The Record has an update of the history of recent development in downtown Kitchener.

Quote:KITCHENER — Astonishing. Extraordinary. A model for the continent and the world.


Quotes like the one below from the same articel are misinformed, and not helping to change the stereotypical impression many still have of downtown Kitchener:
"If somebody told me this was going to happen, even five years ago, I would have said they were on drugs like a lot of people in downtown Kitchener," said Haldenby.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - rangersfan - 12-30-2017

Neat article, 3500 residential units in Downtown not including Sixo, that is very impressive.
Also that 10 of the projects will be at least One Victoria in size is new information.