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RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - tomh009 - 10-06-2018

Nicoya Lifesciences is moving into 29 King St E, next to Rainbow Caribbean Café.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Spokes - 10-07-2018

I don't know that this was posted, but would be an interesting addition.

https://www.orcharddesign.ca/metal-glass-addition-planned-heritage-building-downtown-kitchener/

Corner of Duke and Queen

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RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - tomh009 - 10-09-2018

Nice new low-rise apartment construction at 6 Southdale Ave, have not seen this here before.

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RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - tomh009 - 10-09-2018

(07-21-2017, 12:17 PM)tomh009 Wrote: 163 Palmer St, next to the Iron Horse Trail, is getting rebuilt.  The nasty-looking back addition will go, and a second story will be added instead.

Here is the pre-construction state (thanks to Mr Google):
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This has been more than a year in the works, but the new house is looking good now.

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RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - panamaniac - 10-09-2018

(10-09-2018, 11:19 AM)tomh009 Wrote: Nice new low-rise apartment construction at 6 Southdale Ave, have not seen this here before.

Nice?  The form is OK, but what a mess of exterior vent covers, electricals and even AC compressors.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Spokes - 10-09-2018

I like the mix of materials they used, cool contrast..

Some of the rest, meh.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - rangersfan - 10-19-2018

Found this concept for 152 Shanley St, it's not an actual proposal but what could potentially be there.

https://midtownkw.ca/2018/09/10/update-on-electrohome-charrette/


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Rainrider22 - 10-19-2018

(10-19-2018, 07:00 AM)rangersfan Wrote: Found this concept for 152 Shanley St, it's not an actual proposal but what could potentially be there.

https://midtownkw.ca/2018/09/10/update-on-electrohome-charrette/

I have to say that whoever at the city created that concept drawing may have missed their calling.  It looks great...


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Spokes - 10-19-2018

Wow.  That would be truly fantastic!  

Does the zoning allow for it?  I wonder if they're trying to show what could be done with it to drum up some interest.

Here are the images:

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RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - ijmorlan - 10-19-2018

(10-19-2018, 08:39 AM)Spokes Wrote: Wow.  That would be truly fantastic!  

Does the zoning allow for it?  I wonder if they're trying to show what could be done with it to drum up some interest.

Here are the images:

I predict the response will be “Nimby”. Maybe they just need to let the property get a bit more dilapidated until everybody agrees that something like the render would be an improvement on the current state.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - jamincan - 10-19-2018

It looks really good, but I wouldn't really begrudge opposition in this case. The existing building is rather incongruous, and as nice as the concept is, it is out of character with the neighbourhood and not exactly a prime location for intensification. On the other hand, I love these old industrial buildings and would much rather see it repurposed than demolished. Does anyone know the history of that spot? I'm guessing this building was on the out-skirts of Kitchener when it was built and the neighbourhood came later.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - panamaniac - 10-19-2018

(10-19-2018, 09:35 AM)jamincan Wrote: It looks really good, but I wouldn't really begrudge opposition in this case. The existing building is rather incongruous, and as nice as the concept is, it is out of character with the neighbourhood and not exactly a prime location for intensification. On the other hand, I love these old industrial buildings and would much rather see it repurposed than demolished. Does anyone know the history of that spot? I'm guessing this building was on the out-skirts of Kitchener when it was built and the neighbourhood came later.

Possibly, although if so the houses likely came very shortly thereafter, as it was normal at that time for houses to be close to sources of employment.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Spokes - 10-19-2018

(10-19-2018, 09:12 AM)ijmorlan Wrote:
(10-19-2018, 08:39 AM)Spokes Wrote: Wow.  That would be truly fantastic!  

Does the zoning allow for it?  I wonder if they're trying to show what could be done with it to drum up some interest.

Here are the images:

I predict the response will be “Nimby”. Maybe they just need to let the property get a bit more dilapidated until everybody agrees that something like the render would be an improvement on the current state.

You're probably right, but the one thing it's got going for it is that the neighbourhood seems desparate to see SOMETHING, ANYTHING, done with this property.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Rainrider22 - 10-19-2018

If you were to combine work/live spaces into the development and maybe a small corner store and bistro style restaurant, it would make for a highly desirable area and compliment the homes a great deal...


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Spokes - 10-19-2018

Ya, I think you need to give residents a reason NOT to oppose it. (naturally, some still will no matter what)