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RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Momo26 - 12-04-2018

If we could fast-forward 4 years form now, will DTK be recognizable? It will definitely look different/better.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - tomh009 - 12-04-2018

(12-04-2018, 12:45 PM)Lens Wrote: Pretty massive changes coming to 22 Frederick (another Europro building): https://www.instagram.com/p/Bq-Hp6Nghv5/

The podium rework aside, it looks like they will be putting aluminium cladding on top of the existing brick, rather than doing a major rework. This makes sense also because I have been noticing brick deterioration on the building; the cladding will allow them to address those, and also improve the R-value of the exterior walls. 

And that's in addition to the facelift.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - robdrimmie - 12-04-2018

I do not like those renders. They don't really communicate the changes well at all. I hope. It looks like they're turning it into an early open world PS2 game level.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - jeffster - 12-04-2018

(12-04-2018, 02:29 PM)tomh009 Wrote:
(12-04-2018, 12:45 PM)Lens Wrote: Pretty massive changes coming to 22 Frederick (another Europro building): https://www.instagram.com/p/Bq-Hp6Nghv5/

The podium rework aside, it looks like they will be putting aluminium cladding on top of the existing brick, rather than doing a major rework. This makes sense also because I have been noticing brick deterioration on the building; the cladding will allow them to address those, and also improve the R-value of the exterior walls. 

And that's in addition to the facelift.

Looks to me a paint job...kinda like the building at Westmount and Queen and the buildings at Westmount and Victoria.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Spokes - 12-04-2018

(12-03-2018, 10:41 PM)Square Wrote: Sorry, been a rough last few weeks.  On Monday November 12, I saw machines drilling holes in the EIWO parking lot at the corner of Weber and Scott St.  Is this a sign that the proposed 11 story building will FINALLY begin?

That would be fantastic.  What's the current proposal there?  I feel like there's been so many I don't even know anymore.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Square - 12-04-2018

(12-04-2018, 02:53 PM)Spokes Wrote:
(12-03-2018, 10:41 PM)Square Wrote: Sorry, been a rough last few weeks.  On Monday November 12, I saw machines drilling holes in the EIWO parking lot at the corner of Weber and Scott St.  Is this a sign that the proposed 11 story building will FINALLY begin?

That would be fantastic.  What's the current proposal there?  I feel like there's been so many I don't even know anymore.

This is the last article they had about this proposal  :  https://www.therecord.com/sports-story/2570191-kitchener-scott-street-development-project-approved/


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Rainrider22 - 12-04-2018

(12-04-2018, 04:08 PM)Square Wrote:
(12-04-2018, 02:53 PM)Spokes Wrote: That would be fantastic.  What's the current proposal there?  I feel like there's been so many I don't even know anymore.

This is the last article they had about this proposal  :  https://www.therecord.com/sports-story/2570191-kitchener-scott-street-development-project-approved/

I think that is the wrong development and property...


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - robdrimmie - 12-04-2018

This is a newer article (from 2017) about development work at Weber and Scott streets: https://www.therecord.com/news-story/7190020-real-estate-deal-means-bigger-plans-for-downtown-kitchener-property/

It looks like it's the same developer adding onto what was discussed in the 2010 article?


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Square - 12-04-2018

(12-04-2018, 04:44 PM)robdrimmie Wrote: This is a newer article (from 2017) about development work at Weber and Scott streets: https://www.therecord.com/news-story/7190020-real-estate-deal-means-bigger-plans-for-downtown-kitchener-property/

It looks like it's the same developer adding onto what was discussed in the 2010 article?

No, my link is the development across Weber Street.   https://www.google.ca/maps/@43.4504106,-80.4841473,3a,37y,42.88h,89.38t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sswLtBuh3GjnClg63cw6-Dw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656!5m2!1e4!1e1 This parking lot is where I saw them drilling.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - tomh009 - 12-04-2018

(12-04-2018, 02:48 PM)jeffster Wrote:
(12-04-2018, 02:29 PM)tomh009 Wrote: The podium rework aside, it looks like they will be putting aluminium cladding on top of the existing brick, rather than doing a major rework. This makes sense also because I have been noticing brick deterioration on the building; the cladding will allow them to address those, and also improve the R-value of the exterior walls. 

And that's in addition to the facelift.

Looks to me a paint job...kinda like the building at Westmount and Queen and the buildings at Westmount and Victoria.

It could be. But the shading on the render would suggest metal cladding.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - panamaniac - 12-04-2018

(12-04-2018, 12:57 PM)GtwoK Wrote: Is that front piece (that currently says 22 Frederick) connected to the building? Does it contain usable space at the moment? I always thought it was an unnecessarily large awning of sorts.

What an odd thing to change it into, looks like a little isolated spaceship pod.

The pod out front is the former City Council chamber.  It will be good to see it opened up.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - rangersfan - 12-04-2018

Exciting to see some changes coming for 22 Frederick!!!


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Spokes - 12-04-2018

(12-04-2018, 12:45 PM)Lens Wrote: Pretty massive changes coming to 22 Frederick (another Europro building): https://www.instagram.com/p/Bq-Hp6Nghv5/

I'm cutocur to see more of their proposed changes. Tough to tell from those images but this could definitely use a facelift


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - clasher - 12-05-2018

Has anyone seen the ice at city hall open for skating?


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - plam - 12-05-2018

(12-05-2018, 09:34 PM)clasher Wrote: Has anyone seen the ice at city hall open for skating?

People were skating tonight.