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RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - rangersfan - 02-22-2015

I tried to look up the site mentioned by mpd618 above on the Kitchener active permits GIS but it isn't working for me. Anyone else having trouble with the city's interactive map?


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - mpd618 - 02-22-2015

(02-22-2015, 02:24 PM)rangersfan Wrote: I tried to look up the site mentioned by mpd618 above on the Kitchener active permits GIS but it isn't working for me. Anyone else having trouble with the city's interactive map?

Yes, I asked about it today - staff know about the issue and said it should be fixed tomorrow.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - nms - 02-23-2015

(02-22-2015, 11:31 AM)mpd618 Wrote: Not sure if it's "urban" or not, but it looks like there's an apartment building under construction on Duke Street West, across the street from Little City Farm.

If only someone would buy this nearby eyesore to redevelop it and put a pathway through to the Spur Line Trail...

Looks like a perfect spot for a café/bakery and bike rental shop to me.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - MidTowner - 02-23-2015

According to the building permits search on the City of Kitchener's web site, there are two permits for construction of single-family dwellings on two Duke Street lots that had been severed from a lot on Bismark Ave. I remember when the lot was for sale, it mentioned zoning for an apartment building- does that look like what's now going up?

I love nms' idea. I will not hold my breath. A few people in the neighbourhood have been waiting for redevelopment of the Electrohome building just down the block...for a long time.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - mpd618 - 02-23-2015

(02-23-2015, 04:46 PM)MidTowner Wrote: I love nms' idea. I will not hold my breath. A few people in the neighbourhood have been waiting for redevelopment of the Electrohome building just down the block...for a long time.

Well, presumably Electrohome will require large-scale environmental clean-up. The property I mentioned likely wouldn't.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Smore - 02-23-2015

I drove by today. Looks like more than one foundation going in. The basements are poured.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - tomh009 - 03-06-2015

It seems that Zehr Group is responding to the Crown Plaza renovation and the new Delta, with long-overdue renovations at the Walper.  If I recall correctly, Walper was last renovated in the mid-1980s ...


[Image: Walper-Model-Suite-7-899x600.jpg]

http://www.zehrgroup.ca/2015/01/walper-model-suite-unveiled/


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - panamaniac - 03-06-2015

The Walper has been closed since the beginning of January for a renovation that's supposed to last at least six months.  That model suite is much more contemporary than I would have gone (although the bathroom looks great) - I hope the public areas will retain their historic charm.  I am also hoping that the old Barristers Lounge will be turned into another "adult drinking establishment".


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - tomh009 - 03-06-2015

Yes, more modern than I expected, too, although with some 60s retro look to the furniture. At least it doesn't look like a generic Marriott/Hilton/Delta/Crown Plaza ...


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Spokes - 03-06-2015

(03-06-2015, 11:42 AM)panamaniac Wrote: The Walper has been closed since the beginning of January for a renovation that's supposed to last at least six months.  That model suite is much more contemporary than I would have gone (although the bathroom looks great) - I hope the public areas will retain their historic charm.  I am also hoping that the old Barristers Lounge will be turned into another "adult drinking establishment".

Definitely a unique look.

If memory serves, aren't some of the interior finishes protected under heritage designation.