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RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Rainrider22 - 07-31-2018

(07-31-2018, 03:34 PM)Markster Wrote: Oof, takes some unfortunate design clues from this gem, but frankly I prefer it over literally nothing.

That was the, "hey, were going to add an extra floor midway through construction". And the city actually signed off to allow them.  It was originally going to have a very nice roof on it.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - tomh009 - 08-03-2018

(05-21-2018, 08:20 PM)tomh009 Wrote: 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]

It really is 242-262 Queen St. S. A public information session coming next week:

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RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - panamaniac - 08-03-2018

I'd rather see this up the street at Joseph, but one takes what one can get.   I'd be sad to see 254 Queen come down -- i remember when it was the office and home of Dr W.G. MacDonald, my family's physician for three generations (father of Rev. Dr. Grant MacDonald, who died earlier this year).  It surprises me a bit that OneRoof (262) might come down - it's not that many years since the building was renovated and expanded.

I take it that this would be a rental project?

P.S.  Safe to assume that the render, above, shows the project from the rear (I hope!)


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - jgsz - 08-03-2018

If the render is showing the Queen Street view it is ugly.  I hope the city doesn't allow a parking lot in front of the building.  Otherwise the design is okay.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - LesPio - 08-03-2018

(08-03-2018, 12:35 PM)jgsz Wrote: If the render is showing the Queen Street view it is ugly.  I hope the city doesn't allow a parking lot in front of the building.  Otherwise the design is okay.

I was thinking the same thing.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Lens - 08-03-2018

It's from the back. Unless they completely messed up the sun and shadows, and the general ghost renders of the house across the street and Victoria Place to the right.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - KevinL - 08-03-2018

I would like to get a street-facing view. Odd that they have only provided the one render.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - rangersfan - 08-03-2018

I can't even find the render on Neo Architects website anymore.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - jeffster - 08-03-2018

(08-03-2018, 01:20 AM)tomh009 Wrote:
(05-21-2018, 08:20 PM)tomh009 Wrote: 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]

It really is 242-262 Queen St. S. A public information session coming next week:

Nice....very nice, fits in perfectly with the neighbourhood. Not overly big so that it drowns out the building along there, and in fact, scales perfectly with the York, the senior apartment, and the apartment on the corner.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - tomh009 - 08-04-2018

One interesting tidbit is that Vive also owns 51 David St, which almost backs onto these properties. Will that somehow become part of this development?


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - kitborn - 08-04-2018

I hope the perspective is from the back of the building. To have a parking lot and car storage facing Queen would be terrible.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - panamaniac - 08-04-2018

(08-04-2018, 05:22 AM)tomh009 Wrote: One interesting tidbit is that Vive also owns 51 David St, which almost backs onto these properties. Will that somehow become part of this development?

Is the David St proposal still alive?


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - tomh009 - 08-04-2018

(08-04-2018, 09:34 AM)panamaniac Wrote:
(08-04-2018, 05:22 AM)tomh009 Wrote: One interesting tidbit is that Vive also owns 51 David St, which almost backs onto these properties. Will that somehow become part of this development?

Is the David St proposal still alive?

It's a very good question. Vive has the Spadina St project under way, and now the Queen St S project proposed. I haven't seen anything about the David St property recently.  The location of the latter property is very nice but the lot's narrowness makes it fairly challenging.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - BruceAshe - 08-06-2018

Draft of the Heritage Impact Assessment Report for the proposed redevelopment at the corner of Weber St W and Young St. The report will be presented at the Aug 14th meeting of Heritage Kitchener. https://lf.kitchener.ca/WebLinkExt/DocView.aspx?id=1610053&cr=1


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - panamaniac - 08-06-2018

Is this a first mention of a mid-rise at Weber and Young? The render of the proposal at page 104 (!) is ... different. Perhaps Euro-different ... It certainly wouldn't resemble anything else in DTK. Six stories along the north side of Weber seems appropriate to me, and a good transition between DTK and the heritage SFHs behind. I imagine, however, that there will be some neighbourhood complaints about shadowing, among other things.