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

(08-06-2018, 12:06 PM)panamaniac Wrote: 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.

Interesting find. It looks like they (Facet Design Studio) are still building their webpage as the image for the Fifty-FiftySix Weber project seems borrowed from another one of their projects (Guelph Lake Nature Centre).


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

A project I came across in the committee of adjustment that I couldn't find a thread for:
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RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - GtwoK - 08-06-2018

(08-06-2018, 01:39 PM)Pheidippides Wrote: A project I came across in the committee of adjustment that I couldn't find a thread for:

http://www.waterlooregionconnected.com/showthread.php?tid=8&pid=54575#pid54575


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

(08-06-2018, 12:06 PM)panamaniac Wrote: 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.

I remember the two properties on Weber St being up for sale, but haven't heard anything else until now. There might not be that many complaints about shadowing and so on from the neighbourhood just based on the type of buildings there. I used to live on the end of Roy St close to Young and that end of Roy/Young is a mix of commercial and rentals, not a lot of single family homes. That may result in fewer complaints, plus some members of the neighbourhood might be happy to see the buildings on Weber St gone.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - da_ - 08-07-2018

(08-03-2018, 11:52 AM)panamaniac Wrote:  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 just learned about the development info session, too late to attend. I was mostly curious about OneRoof; and not happy if they were being closed out.

I emailed One Roof and got a quite rapid reply from their CEO, who has the following to say:

"Thank you for being one of the neighbors that likes having us in the neighborhood! That means a lot. I actually just left the meeting and currently we do not have a place to move to, nor has the development company purchased us. They purchased the two buildings beside us and are attempting to negotiate with us for the purchase of our building. It was a bit misleading for them to include our address on the invitation to the meeting. However they did articulate at the meeting that their plan includes purchasing our building but that the ball is in our court in terms of finding a suitable place to relocate to. If no suitable place is found then we're not going anywhere. It was a fairly well attended meeting with some good questions being asked and some support for our agency in the room which was very heartwarming. Thank you again for your support of us and if there are any future consultative meetings I'll be sure to let you know."

So, that's good news as far as I'm concerned, because OneRoof serves a critical role downtown.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - rangersfan - 08-07-2018

Pretty crazy to have a meeting about a development from the prospective developer who does not own ( or have buy in from all owners) all properties in question.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - KevinL - 08-07-2018

Yes, very much presumptuous of the developer. Strikes me as unprofessional.


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

If nothing else, it pre-empts the frequent NIMBY complaint of inadequate/non-timely consultation. But it does seem strange to host a meeting on a development when you don't (yet) own the site.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Rainrider22 - 08-08-2018

Kitchener Post made inquiries about the status of this lot. Apparently Drewlo owns it and wants to use it to drop off fill. I wonder if this is from their King and Madison project?

https://www.kitchenerpost.ca/news-story/8799747-what-s-going-on-here-8-storey-apartment-building-planned-at-strasburg-block-line-roads/


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

(08-08-2018, 09:58 AM)Rainrider22 Wrote: Kitchener Post made inquiries about the status of this lot.  Apparently Drewlo owns it and wants to use it to drop off fill.  I wonder if this is from their King and Madison project?

https://www.kitchenerpost.ca/news-story/8799747-what-s-going-on-here-8-storey-apartment-building-planned-at-strasburg-block-line-roads/

"Soils not compatible with development" - does that mean contaminated soil or something else?


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

(08-08-2018, 10:33 AM)panamaniac Wrote:
(08-08-2018, 09:58 AM)Rainrider22 Wrote: Kitchener Post made inquiries about the status of this lot.  Apparently Drewlo owns it and wants to use it to drop off fill.  I wonder if this is from their King and Madison project?

https://www.kitchenerpost.ca/news-story/8799747-what-s-going-on-here-8-storey-apartment-building-planned-at-strasburg-block-line-roads/

"Soils not compatible with development" - does that mean contaminated soil or something else?

I think that might have been a gas station a long time ago ...


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

(08-08-2018, 10:52 AM)tomh009 Wrote:
(08-08-2018, 10:33 AM)panamaniac Wrote: "Soils not compatible with development" - does that mean contaminated soil or something else?

I think that might have been a gas station a long time ago ...


Nope, never developed before. It was a woodlot until 6 years ago, that got clear-cut, and it's sat empty since.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - rangersfan - 08-12-2018

There is a render flyer the Vive Development project on Queen St at the article linked below :

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/kitchener-waterloo/one-roof-kitchener-vive-developments-1.4780683


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - panamaniac - 08-12-2018

If I were One Roof, I'd be holding out for a number of low rent studio apartments in the new building itself, along with financial assistance for the creation of a new One Roof facility in another central location.   Seems to me that they are in the driver's seat wrt this proposal, at least in its present form.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Rainrider22 - 08-12-2018

I like how Litt said he is willing to look at providing units for homelss teens if the city allows more floors. Very smart negotiations on his part.