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RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Spokes - 07-09-2018

3 storeys at street level right? With lots of step backs?


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - KevinL - 07-09-2018

(07-09-2018, 10:39 AM)clasher Wrote: LOL, what the heck? City hall is a big tower... Charlie West is right there too, what is with this region and fetishizing 3 storey downtowns?

None of those are AT King, they are all set back by some distance. They want a max-3-storey streetwall facing King.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - clasher - 07-09-2018

To quote a famous meme, why tho?


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - robdrimmie - 07-09-2018

(07-09-2018, 10:23 AM)panamaniac Wrote: What is the former Budds looking like these days?  I haven't been by for a few months but, at that time, progress seemed to be very slow.

If the scaffolding and sidewalk covering was up when you last went by, then it probably doesn't look much different. There was a long slow period (I can't remember the specifics or dig up info but the project was in violation of I *think* worker safety laws) but over the past couple of weeks I've seen more activity. It might just be because I walk around at lunch and it's nice out so the crew is eating out front but also it seems like there's more activity in the build itself. The new floor has some walls up - the framing and the outside layer before the brick or siding or whatever they'll put in - but none of that actual outside layer.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - tomh009 - 07-09-2018

(07-09-2018, 10:59 AM)KevinL Wrote:
(07-09-2018, 10:39 AM)clasher Wrote: LOL, what the heck? City hall is a big tower... Charlie West is right there too, what is with this region and fetishizing 3 storey downtowns?

None of those are AT King, they are all set back by some distance. They want a max-3-storey streetwall facing King.

55 King St W is a good example. A mid-rise streetwall, then two or three steps back to get to the full height.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - tomh009 - 07-09-2018

(07-09-2018, 10:36 AM)Viewfromthe42 Wrote: My recollection had been that there was supposedly a small time developer looking to put a 10-storey low-parking residential condo there. Kitchener, however, is pushing very hard for no more than 6 floors on King if you max out their bonusing, and preferring just 3 floors. This site isn't really deep enough to make much good use of with those restrictions.

Yes, the larger lot was sold to OHM in the fall of 2016:
https://www.therecord.com/news-story/6903866-vacant-kitchener-lot-sells-after-sitting-empty-for-decades/


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - tomh009 - 07-09-2018

The Rouge fills a black market void? Seriously?
https://www.therecord.com/news-story/8730232-downtown-kitchener-dispensary-fills-a-black-market-void/


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - robdrimmie - 07-11-2018

Since it came up the other day, I took a couple of quick pictures of the current state of the building formerly known as Budds while I was out around lunchtime.

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RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - panamaniac - 07-11-2018

Leisurely ....


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - robdrimmie - 07-13-2018

The building on Ontario Street across from the terminal, with Jameson's and Hasty Market and Mi Tienda Latina, got a bit of a face-lift recently.

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RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - KevinL - 07-13-2018

They've renovated the Queen Street side so this goes hand in hand, I guess.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - LesPio - 07-30-2018

New life for Sacred Heart school and convent
Diocese, city plan brainstorming session this fall

https://www.kitchenerpost.ca/news-story/8769085-new-life-for-sacred-heart-school-and-convent/


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Brenden - 07-30-2018

(07-30-2018, 11:43 AM)LesPio Wrote: New life for Sacred Heart school and convent
Diocese, city plan brainstorming session this fall

https://www.kitchenerpost.ca/news-story/8769085-new-life-for-sacred-heart-school-and-convent/

Any ideas?


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - panamaniac - 07-30-2018

(07-30-2018, 11:53 AM)Brenden Wrote:
(07-30-2018, 11:43 AM)LesPio Wrote: New life for Sacred Heart school and convent
Diocese, city plan brainstorming session this fall

https://www.kitchenerpost.ca/news-story/8769085-new-life-for-sacred-heart-school-and-convent/

Any ideas?

An affordable housing component seems a no-brainer.   Wasn't there also a call recently for some form of community hub/centre in the neighbourhood?


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - GtwoK - 07-31-2018

This is 2 years old, but I don't rememebr seeing it discussed before (though I could be wrong). Was just doing a google search for "midrise kitchener" because I needed a picture of generic-looking midrise building and thought I'd keep it local. Happened upon this. Weber & Scott.

http://www.sbmltd.ca/recent-projects/-6-storey-wood-framed-kitchener-ontario

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