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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.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - rangersfan - 12-06-2018

So the project on Scott St talked about in this article last year seems to be gaining some momentum :
http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/urbanfund-corp-announces-acquisition-controlling-interest-downtown-kitchener-multi-residential-tsx-venture-ufc-2208881.htm

The following building permit has been submitted:
Permit is for a Conditional Permit for one level underground parking garage shell only for a new 11 storey mixed use building including site servicing and underslab plumbing.

One of the demolition permits was filed by SRM Architects so I assume that they were involved with the project's design.

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

It’s no wonder people are often confused about streets going east or west / north or south.
There’s a lovely sign on Frederick Street advising drivers that Weber southbound is closed at Cameron.  Weber runs east and west.  If the city can’t figure this out what are we supposed to do?    Huh