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

(05-21-2018, 09:36 AM)ijmorlan Wrote:
(05-21-2018, 09:23 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]


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

Update on the creative hub at 44 Gaukel:
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Update on agreement with Kitchener downtown BIA:
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RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - highlander - 05-22-2018

(05-21-2018, 09:02 PM)Pheidippides Wrote: The silhouettes in the the 242 Queen St address would almost seem to fit the Roof location.

Yeah, the building to the right in the render is pretty distinctive and seems to be 253 Queen St S.

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RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - tomh009 - 05-22-2018

(05-22-2018, 10:46 AM)highlander Wrote:
(05-21-2018, 09:02 PM)Pheidippides Wrote: The silhouettes in the the 242 Queen St address would almost seem to fit the Roof location.

Yeah, the building to the right in the render is pretty distinctive and seems to be 253 Queen St S.

So that means the render would actually be from the Victoria Park side, with Queen St S behind the building, right?


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - highlander - 05-22-2018

That's the way I interpret it, yes.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - tomh009 - 05-22-2018

(05-21-2018, 08:44 PM)rangersfan Wrote: Good find Tomh009, it seems 242 Queen St S is home to Oneroof Youth Services so I don't think it is there. 

The 242 Queen St S property is also quite narrow so unlikely to fit this one (unless it were to be built sideways). Next door at 226 is Daring Residential Home. Could this possibly be a government project to build a bigger facility?


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - jgsz - 06-04-2018

From the Record:

Metal and glass addition planned for heritage building in downtown Kitchener

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RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - tomh009 - 06-04-2018

Hmmm. Maybe it'll look better in real life?


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - panamaniac - 06-04-2018

(06-04-2018, 07:33 PM)tomh009 Wrote: Hmmm. Maybe it'll look better in real life?

I wouldn't put money on it.  If approved, it will be interesting to see if there is a market for office condos in DTK.

Something like this is what I've long wanted to see at the old Stantec space at Market Square.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - rangersfan - 06-05-2018

What exactly is an office condo?


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - panamaniac - 06-05-2018

(06-05-2018, 05:33 AM)rangersfan Wrote: What exactly is an office condo?

Same as an residential condominium, except for office space.  The office space is purchased, not rented.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - tomh009 - 06-05-2018

(06-04-2018, 08:32 PM)panamaniac Wrote:
(06-04-2018, 07:33 PM)tomh009 Wrote: Hmmm. Maybe it'll look better in real life?

I wouldn't put money on it.  If approved, it will be interesting to see if there is a market for office condos in DTK.

Conceptually those are a good idea. The challenge there is that companies' space needs can change -- whether up or down -- much more rapidly than a family's. And if they do change, you are stuck with a unit that you can't shrink or expand (unless there happens to be a condo for sale next door) without selling it.  This flexibility is why most companies choose to rent rather than own office space.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - panamaniac - 06-05-2018

(06-05-2018, 08:30 AM)tomh009 Wrote:
(06-04-2018, 08:32 PM)panamaniac Wrote: I wouldn't put money on it.  If approved, it will be interesting to see if there is a market for office condos in DTK.

Conceptually those are a good idea. The challenge there is that companies' space needs can change -- whether up or down -- much more rapidly than a family's. And if they do change, you are stuck with a unit that you can't shrink or expand (unless there happens to be a condo for sale next door) without selling it.  This flexibility is why most companies choose to rent rather than own office space.

I can see why a condo option might be attractive for small professional operations (lawyers, doctors, accountants, etc), but yes it would seem inappropriate for companies envisaging growth, unless they were to take extra space with a view to subletting.