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RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - jgsz - 09-01-2018

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The parking garage at Market Square is getting a new paint job.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - jeffster - 09-01-2018

(09-01-2018, 05:50 PM)jgsz Wrote: The parking garage at Market Square is getting a new paint job.

I just broke my neck, but it's all good, I have excellent benefits.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - tomh009 - 09-01-2018

(09-01-2018, 05:50 PM)jgsz Wrote: The parking garage at Market Square is getting a new paint job.

Let's hope EuroPro has grander plans for Market Square than just some paint and new railings for the garage.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Spokes - 09-02-2018

Like a wrecking ball?


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - tomh009 - 09-03-2018

That'd be nice … but given that they are doing a facelift I don't expect demolition is imminent.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - rangersfan - 09-03-2018

I seen yesterday that a sold sign was out front of this property at 709 King st E.

http://www.coupalmarkou.com/properties/view/180


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - rangersfan - 09-03-2018

It looked like one of the properties across from the Arrow Lofts was having some construction activity but I don't see any building permits.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - tomh009 - 09-03-2018

(09-03-2018, 04:31 PM)rangersfan Wrote: It looked like one of the properties across from the Arrow Lofts was having some construction activity but I don't see any building permits.

They are using the property across the street for a construction office and parking area for Arrow 2.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - rangersfan - 09-04-2018

Thanks tomh!


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - panamaniac - 09-05-2018

Kitchener heritage committee has rejected Vive's application to demolish the houses at 254 and 262 Queen St S, which the developer owns. It did, however, approve demolition of the OneRoof building, which the developer does not own (say what?).

https://www.therecord.com/news-story/8881428-confusion-reigns-after-heritage-committee-ok-s-demolition-request-from-developer-who-doesn-t-own-building/


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - KevinL - 09-05-2018

(09-05-2018, 10:53 PM)panamaniac Wrote: Kitchener heritage committee has rejected Vive's application to demolish the houses at  254 and 262 Queen St S, which the developer owns.  It did, however, approve demolition of the OneRoof building, which the developer does not own (say what?).

https://www.therecord.com/news-story/8881428-confusion-reigns-after-heritage-committee-ok-s-demolition-request-from-developer-who-doesn-t-own-building/

Well, their job is to bring a heritage perspective; as the OneRoof building was completely rebuilt after a fire a decade ago, it has no heritage of concern.

Whether 254 and 262 should be considered of important enough heritage is the real question.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Spokes - 09-06-2018

The artic focuses purely on the OneRoof property, which is fine. But I wish they'd talked at least a little bit about why the other two were rejected. Because I'm not sure. Maybe the insides are very different.

Then again I've always thought Heritage Kitchener to be anti development and would prefer nothing to be demolished.

Curious what council decides. Anyone know when the decision is happening? Pre or post election is a factor.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - rangersfan - 09-06-2018

This scenario is very strange in that a party can be at this stage of the process and not even have an agreement in place to own the property.

If they do come to an agreement hopefully they can add more height to the project as the adjacent properties have not been given the heritage committee green light.

Over the years that I have been following developments in Waterloo Region I found that Stephen Litt has a very unconventional style to say the least.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Spokes - 09-06-2018

I just don't see how this development has life. Of the three properties two might not be able to be demolished and the third isn't owned by the developer.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - panamaniac - 09-06-2018

(09-06-2018, 07:28 AM)Spokes Wrote: I just don't see how this development has life. Of the three properties two might not be able to be demolished and the third isn't owned by the developer.

Agree.  If the two heritage houses must be retained, then any project would have to be quite different from what was proposed.  I am reminded of the Polo proposal a few years back on Mill St that never went forward.