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RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Spokes - 04-09-2015

(04-08-2015, 03:29 PM)panamaniac Wrote:
(04-06-2015, 04:48 PM)panamaniac Wrote: Do you mean the old rowhouses at the back of the lot?

I passed by today and the house facing Scott St has come down - I had assumed the whole row was protected, but it must just be the rowhouses facing Pearl St.  I wonder if this means that development is in the offing? 

The old Karges Appliances store on Charles St between Cedar and Madison is also being demolished today.  ion-related, I assume? 

Is it indeed protected?  I thought they were going to come down, aren't they boarded up?


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - panamaniac - 04-09-2015

(04-09-2015, 12:29 PM)Spokes Wrote:
(04-08-2015, 03:29 PM)panamaniac Wrote: I passed by today and the house facing Scott St has come down - I had assumed the whole row was protected, but it must just be the rowhouses facing Pearl St.  I wonder if this means that development is in the offing? 

The old Karges Appliances store on Charles St between Cedar and Madison is also being demolished today.  ion-related, I assume? 

Is it indeed protected?  I thought they were going to come down, aren't they boarded up?

They have all been boarded up for some time.  I thought that they were designated heritage buildings, but I could be wrong about that.  In this case, it wouldn't bother me to see them torn down - a future development with new townhouses fronting on Pearl Pl with an apartment tower fronting on Weber/Scott would be a big improvement, imho.  There are also better rowhouses in town that would be more worthy of saving, including the wonderfully named "Kramp Apartment" on Weber at Cedar. 


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - panamaniac - 04-09-2015

I noticed today that the second floor of the old red brick building at 100 Ahrens St that houses the Opus II music store is undergoing renovation. Anybody know if this is space for the music store or is it new office space?


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Square - 04-09-2015

In this old record article, I don't see anything about the rowhouse being protected. Only the house at 87 Scott Street. http://www.therecord.com/sports-story/2570191-kitchener-scott-street-development-project-approved/


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - panamaniac - 04-09-2015

That Record article vaguely rings a bell. I guess I was thinking of the two houses on Scott on either side of the entrance to Pearl Pl.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - tomh009 - 04-09-2015

(04-09-2015, 05:12 PM)Square Wrote: In this old record article, I don't see anything about the rowhouse being protected.  Only the house at 87 Scott Street.  http://www.therecord.com/sports-story/2570191-kitchener-scott-street-development-project-approved/

Only 87 Scott and 91 Scott are protected.
http://www.kitchener.ca/en/insidecityhall/resources/Heritage_Register_Part_IV_Index_-_FEBRUARY_2014.pdf


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - REnerd - 04-10-2015

(04-09-2015, 04:46 PM)panamaniac Wrote: I noticed today that the second floor of the old red brick building at 100 Ahrens St that houses the Opus II music store is undergoing renovation.  Anybody know if this is space for the music store or is it new office space?

I'd guess that it will be office.  Purely speculation.

In any regard, that building needs some work.  It'll be nice to see it improved.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - tomh009 - 04-10-2015

(04-10-2015, 08:26 AM)REnerd Wrote: I'd guess that it will be office.  Purely speculation.

In any regard, that building needs some work.  It'll be nice to see it improved.

It's a pretty small building to rent out as office space, but it certainly could still be.  Not pretty now, but a decent renovation could turn it into a (small) positive asset for the downtown.

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RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Lens - 04-10-2015

(04-10-2015, 03:14 PM)tomh009 Wrote:
(04-10-2015, 08:26 AM)REnerd Wrote: I'd guess that it will be office.  Purely speculation.

In any regard, that building needs some work.  It'll be nice to see it improved.

It's a pretty small building to rent out as office space, but it certainly could still be.  Not pretty now, but a decent renovation could turn it into a (small) positive asset for the downtown.

Not massive, no, but it is a fair size and it does have excellent bones. I'm sure one medium sized or a few smaller firms will jump at the brick and beam style.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - panamaniac - 04-10-2015

Randoms:

- plants have gone up in the windows of Café Delisle (sp?) on Queen St, so it would seem to (finally) be getting ready to open.

- interior renovations are underway at the former Little Bean Coffee to turn the space into an office.

- excavation work seems to be under way for the apartment building on Courtland Ave across from Courtland SPS. Have we seen a render or site plan for this one yet?