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

(07-09-2018, 11:59 AM)KevinL Wrote:
(07-09-2018, 11:39 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, 11:36 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, 12:43 PM)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, 12:53 PM)Brenden Wrote:
(07-30-2018, 12:43 PM)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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RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - panamaniac - 07-31-2018

Nasty.


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

(07-31-2018, 03:16 PM)panamaniac Wrote: Nasty.

Good point. It sure won't win any award for being pretty.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - tomh009 - 07-31-2018

Still better than a surface parking lot, though, methinks.


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

Oof, takes some unfortunate design clues from this gem, but frankly I prefer it over literally nothing.