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RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Markster - 06-24-2015

That's pretty cool. I hope they've got a plan to weather the construction for the next 2 years.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - MidTowner - 06-24-2015

This is a positive development given 7/11's departure just one block up. I wonder what this means for the planned redevelopment at this corner (nothing good, I suppose).


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Spokes - 06-24-2015

(06-24-2015, 12:37 AM)Markster Wrote: That's pretty cool.  I hope they've got a plan to weather the construction for the next 2 years.

Ya definitely not a great time to be starting a business there, but a good re-purposing of the site none the less.  I would imagine it won't be there longer than 5 years though as once the LRT is up and running, the development value will be too high


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - MidTowner - 06-24-2015

(06-24-2015, 10:59 AM)Spokes Wrote: Ya definitely not a great time to be starting a business there, but a good re-purposing of the site none the less.  I would imagine it won't be there longer than 5 years though as once the LRT is up and running, the development value will be too high

I like your positivity!


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - rangersfan - 06-24-2015

A quick photo update of 113 Breithaupt St.

June 24, 2015

http://i.imgur.com/lg940zX.png


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - panamaniac - 06-28-2015

(06-24-2015, 10:01 PM)rangersfan Wrote: A quick photo update of 113 Breithaupt St.

June 24, 2015

http://i.imgur.com/lg940zX.png

It looks like it is being clad entirely in corrugated black steel.  Lots of new windows, however, so it may look sharp.  Certainly better than the previous iteration.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - panamaniac - 06-28-2015

Some Downtown randoms:

Landscaping is done and the construction fencing is down at the former Waterloo County Courthouse/new Regional Archives. It is looking very good, although I don't know if the archives have started to move in yet. No sign yet of the artwork that's to be installed on the Queen St side.

There is a big Denzil Properties sign on the Weber Chambers building on King W advertising "Executive one-bedroom apartments". Mystery of the upstairs renovations solved.

There are four small renovation projects underway on King St E in the block between Scott and Eby Sts. A building permit in the window of 256-260 King E indicates that the former Morning Glory Café is being renovated for commercial space (the Working Centre is putting in affordable apartments upstairs).

A wee bit of brick has been laid at one corner of the new Google building - it's very dark grey (almost black) and monochrome. I hope it will be striking, but I keep getting this image in my mind:

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RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Drake - 06-29-2015

The Darth Vader tower is on King N. It is just south of the Tetris tower built by Schembri.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - tomh009 - 06-29-2015

(06-28-2015, 05:20 PM)panamaniac Wrote: Landscaping is done and the construction fencing is down at the former Waterloo County Courthouse/new Regional Archives.  It is looking very good, although I don't know if the archives have started to move in yet.  No sign yet of the artwork that's to be installed on the Queen St side.

Not quite yet, it appears; this is the lobby as of a couple of hours ago:
[Image: jtUgSMJ.jpg]


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - REnerd - 06-29-2015

(06-29-2015, 09:00 AM)Drake Wrote: The Darth Vader tower is on King N. It is just south of the Tetris tower built by Schembri.

In London England all buildings seem to inherit a 'nickname' and rarely go by their true name.  You get things like:

The cheesegrader
The gerkin
The walkie talkie 

etc.  

Maybe we just need to start doing the same Smile