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RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - panamaniac - 05-16-2018

(05-15-2018, 04:52 PM)JJTL Wrote: Looks like 112 Queen St S is getting a face lift (beside the old Schlichter's building). Full scaffolding, plywood and nets have gone up yesterday.

The brickwork of that building was in pretty bad shape.  The cornice was also about ready to fall off - I wonder whether it will be replaced?


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - JJTL - 05-17-2018

(05-16-2018, 07:21 PM)panamaniac Wrote:
(05-15-2018, 04:52 PM)JJTL Wrote: Looks like 112 Queen St S is getting a face lift (beside the old Schlichter's building). Full scaffolding, plywood and nets have gone up yesterday.

The brickwork of that building was in pretty bad shape.  The cornice was also about ready to fall off - I wonder whether it will be replaced?

Looks like you called it. Cornice was removed yesterday, and a lot of brick seems to be coming down now too.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - MidTowner - 05-17-2018

(05-16-2018, 08:41 AM)Viewfromthe42 Wrote: That's much nicer than what I thought I had heard, just a 2 floor office building.

Agreed. And less parking is good. But it's a shame that there will be no ground floor commercial. That's another net loss of commercial space in the area.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - JJTL - 05-17-2018

Truck hit the scaffolding setup at 112 Queen St S. Luckily no one was standing at that corner when it happened. Knocked out a light pole, which Hydro had to come and shut off. Street is closed at the moment.

https://twitter.com/jjtlavallee/status/997180537872769025


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - clasher - 05-17-2018

Scary incidnt, very easily could have ben fatalities if someone was on the corner. Wonder wtf the driver of that truck was thinking.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - GtwoK - 05-17-2018

Saw it happen — we're in 132 Queen next door. The truck was Carrying out dirt from a patio we're having built. They say the road will be closed until midnight while they deal with the scaffolding. There were 2 people on the scaffolding when it happened but luckily not at the side that was hit


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - panamaniac - 05-17-2018

(05-17-2018, 03:53 PM)GtwoK Wrote: Saw it happen — we're in 132 Queen next door. The truck was Carrying out dirt from a patio we're having built. They say the road will be closed until midnight while they deal with the scaffolding. There were 2 people on the scaffolding when it happened but luckily not at the side that was hit

Private space or accessible to the public?


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - GtwoK - 05-18-2018

Private — an old empty gravel lot behind / beside the building the we're livening up Smile


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - rangersfan - 05-20-2018

Looks like they are really giving the building a fresh look. The apartment and the empty lot next store both needed work. I used to live 4 houses from that intersection, really nice area with many parks.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - KevinL - 05-21-2018

You'd think they'd Photoshop out those ugly slabs for their render, but nope.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - ijmorlan - 05-21-2018

(05-21-2018, 10:23 AM)C Plus Wrote:
(05-20-2018, 11:27 PM)jeffster Wrote: Something needs to be done about that ghastly corner though...even a green space until someone develops it...

It is contaminated. Has to cleaned up.

Presumably they could at least pull up the remaining pavement, lay down sod over the whole area, and replace the concrete block barriers with something less unattractive.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - tomh009 - 05-21-2018

242 Queen St E in Kitchener doesn't really exist … so where is this project? This is from
http://neoarchitecture.ca/our-work/

[Image: 04_242QueenStreetEastCondo_Kitchener_Con...24x532.jpg]


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - C Plus - 05-21-2018

(05-21-2018, 10:36 AM)ijmorlan Wrote:
(05-21-2018, 10:23 AM)C Plus Wrote: It is contaminated. Has to cleaned up.

Presumably they could at least pull up the remaining pavement, lay down sod over the whole area, and replace the concrete block barriers with something less unattractive.

I wonder if the owner would allow someone to do that if that someone paid for it.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - rangersfan - 05-21-2018

Good find Tomh009, it seems 242 Queen St S is home to Oneroof Youth Services so I don't think it is there.

They also need a design concept for something labeled Phoenix One, no idea where that is located either.
http://neoarchitecture.ca/portfolio-item/the-phoenix-one-concept-design-study-kitchener-on/


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Pheidippides - 05-21-2018

The silhouettes in the the 242 Queen St address would almost seem to fit the Roof location.

The Phoenix One almost looks like the grade at 59 Weber (@ Scott. and it has a 59 in the render):
[Image: opt-11_ThePhoenixOne_Kitchener_Concept_1...24x576.jpg]