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RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - panamaniac - 12-30-2018

Good to see. It suits DTK.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - jgsz - 01-01-2019

Maybe I just didn’t see it before but there is a SOLD over the For Sale sign on the vacant lot at the corner of Weber (north side) and Scott.  Anyone else notice this before?


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Spokes - 01-01-2019

That looks fantastic!


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Rainrider22 - 01-01-2019

(01-01-2019, 01:47 PM)jgsz Wrote: Maybe I just didn’t see it before but there is a SOLD over the For Sale sign on the vacant lot at the corner of Weber (north side) and Scott.  Anyone else notice this before?

Yes. I noticed it a couple of months ago.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - jgsz - 01-18-2019

This morning I saw a sign by the Activa Group for a condo development on Margaret Avenue just west of Queen Street.  This project was announced years ago (or was it decades?) so hopefully something will happen at this site.  Activa's website, http://www.activagroup.ca/node/441, has very limited information on this project. 


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RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - tomh009 - 01-18-2019

Renovations under way at 141 King St E:

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RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - danbrotherston - 01-18-2019

(01-18-2019, 12:11 PM)tomh009 Wrote: Renovations under way at 141 King St E:

Wow, I didn't know that was coming.

I've always liked the design of that building.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - panamaniac - 01-18-2019

Has there been any information about what the renovations entail? That building has had a muddled history, but the exterior is still quite nice.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - tomh009 - 01-18-2019

(01-18-2019, 12:13 PM)danbrotherston Wrote:
(01-18-2019, 12:11 PM)tomh009 Wrote: Renovations under way at 141 King St E:

Wow, I didn't know that was coming.

I've always liked the design of that building.

I agree. I can see they are doing interior renos on the upper floors, but I don't see any indication of changes on the ground floor. And I can't make any sense out of the building permits in the OnPoint database for this one.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - rangersfan - 01-18-2019

Article on a redevelopment taking place at 87 King St W.
https://www.therecord.com/news-story/9095449-new-development-firm-tackles-project-in-downtown-kitchener/


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - rangersfan - 01-18-2019

(01-18-2019, 12:22 PM)tomh009 Wrote:
(01-18-2019, 12:13 PM)danbrotherston Wrote: Wow, I didn't know that was coming.

I've always liked the design of that building.

I agree. I can see they are doing interior renos on the upper floors, but I don't see any indication of changes on the ground floor. And I can't make any sense out of the building permits in the OnPoint database for this one.
I thought the former KW Labour Association building was haunted. 

https://www.therecord.com/news-story/4465579-appeal-court-dismisses-case-of-haunted-kitchener-building/


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - panamaniac - 01-18-2019

By my count, there are currently five old buildings in DTK undergoing renovation, mostly for new office space (former Budd's, former Legion, American Block, K-W Labour Assoc., and 87 King W. I wonder if that might not be an all-time record for simultaneous renos downtown?


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Spokes - 01-18-2019

(01-18-2019, 12:13 PM)danbrotherston Wrote:
(01-18-2019, 12:11 PM)tomh009 Wrote: Renovations under way at 141 King St E:

Wow, I didn't know that was coming.

I've always liked the design of that building.

Didn't this undergo renovations about 5 years ago?


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Spokes - 01-18-2019

(01-18-2019, 12:26 PM)rangersfan Wrote: Article on a redevelopment taking place at 87 King St W.
https://www.therecord.com/news-story/9095449-new-development-firm-tackles-project-in-downtown-kitchener/

Quote:A Wineology wine bar will take over the 3,600 square feet on the main floor. The two upper floors will be brick-and-beam office space that is popular with tech firms. The interior will be stripped to the brick walls before new electrical, plumbing, heating, ventilation and air conditioning are installed.
That sounds amazing!!


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Spokes - 01-18-2019

(01-18-2019, 12:51 PM)panamaniac Wrote: By my count, there are currently five old buildings in DTK undergoing renovation, mostly for new office space (former Budd's, former Legion, American Block, K-W Labour Assoc., and 87 King W.  I wonder if that might not be an all-time record for simultaneous renos downtown?

I think people saw an opportunity that this was an up and coming hot spot and jumped all over it.  As they should.