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RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Spokes - 08-19-2015

(08-18-2015, 07:09 PM)panamaniac Wrote: The house next to the Weber/Scott plot is up for sale.  It would be nice if the two lots could be consolidated for a larger project.

I've got to wonder if that's their objective to selling it, to get the owner of the vacant lot to buy it?


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - rangersfan - 08-19-2015

I seen that the garage across the street from the Via station that was up for sale for a long while has sold.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Spokes - 08-20-2015

(08-19-2015, 11:06 PM)rangersfan Wrote: I seen that the garage across the street from the Via station that was up for sale for a long while has sold.

That's great news.  Fantastic development potential.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - CTGal1011 - 08-29-2015

The backhoe/digger is BACK at the Noir spot on Courtland/Peter....

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RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - tomh009 - 08-29-2015

A 13-unit townhouse, it seems like? If done well, that would still be good, and a big improvement on the empty lot.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - panamaniac - 09-01-2015

Renovation work has started (looks like refurbished storefronts, for now) at 64 Queen St S.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - KevinL - 09-01-2015

No major progress at the former Bargain Shop site, but the branding has now switched to Dollarama. Caught this after dark:

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RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - rangersfan - 09-13-2015

CBC has a small slide show of photos of 48 Weber st as workers begin to restore the complex.


http://www.cbc.ca/m/news/canada/kitchener-waterloo/48-weber-street-restoration-1.3187837


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Spokes - 09-13-2015

Thanks for posting this. I have high hopes for this that this project will help to "widen" downtown


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - DHLawrence - 09-13-2015

That huge pile of stuff outside the building in the first pic is a shame. So much being thrown out unnecessarily; doesn't all look like garbage.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - CTGal1011 - 09-15-2015

(08-29-2015, 07:33 PM)tomh009 Wrote: A 13-unit townhouse, it seems like?  If done well, that would still be good, and a big improvement on the empty lot.

And should be a catalyst for the clean up of Sandhills park. Some of the notorious users of the park may find an alternative location for their activities if the townhouses have little balconies looking right on to the park. Win Win!

Of course, in the mean time, my children do a fine job asking precocious questions (as kids do), making them uncomfortable enough to mumble something about "just leaving."


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - clasher - 09-15-2015

(09-13-2015, 09:10 PM)DHLawrence Wrote: That huge pile of stuff outside the building in the first pic is a shame. So much being thrown out unnecessarily; doesn't all look like garbage.

Looks like some people were running a bicycle chop-shop out of that place, so many people have their wheels or whole bikes stolen downtown it makes sense that a nearby operation was parting them out, stolen bikes and dealin' drugs go hand-in-hand.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Viewfromthe42 - 09-16-2015

(09-15-2015, 09:16 PM)clasher Wrote:
(09-13-2015, 09:10 PM)DHLawrence Wrote: That huge pile of stuff outside the building in the first pic is a shame. So much being thrown out unnecessarily; doesn't all look like garbage.

Looks like some people were running a bicycle chop-shop out of that place, so many people have their wheels or whole bikes stolen downtown it makes sense that a nearby operation was parting them out, stolen bikes and dealin' drugs go hand-in-hand.

There's another (all-but-assuredly) bike chop shop at 21 Bridgeport in Waterloo. Even Google street view seems to confirm this [https://www.google.ca/maps/@43.4678347,-80.5216526,3a,75y,154.13h,76.59t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s5y0fkP942UcLZBJbaXvn8Q!2e0!7i13312!8i6656!6m1!1e1] (though this is relatively light amounts of "work" on the site). One of the busiest roads in Waterloo, and you can still see men on bikes coming in, making a quick exchange from their messenger bags, and riding out. Once at night, I even saw in the door, a circle of ragged men of all ages with bags being barked orders from a man in the middle. Of course, it's all just speculation...


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Chris - 09-16-2015

(09-16-2015, 07:10 AM)Viewfromthe42 Wrote: There's another (all-but-assuredly) bike chop shop at 21 Bridgeport in Waterloo. Even Google street view seems to confirm this [https://www.google.ca/maps/@43.4678347,-80.5216526,3a,75y,154.13h,76.59t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s5y0fkP942UcLZBJbaXvn8Q!2e0!7i13312!8i6656!6m1!1e1] (though this is relatively light amounts of "work" on the site). One of the busiest roads in Waterloo, and you can still see men on bikes coming in, making a quick exchange from their messenger bags, and riding out. Once at night, I even saw in the door, a circle of ragged men of all ages with bags being barked orders from a man in the middle. Of course, it's all just speculation...

And their neighbours just down a few houses too. Both places attract a convoy of bikes with trailers filled with scrap metal and other misc. finds. https://goo.gl/maps/0kH2z


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Smore - 09-16-2015

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