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RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - panamaniac - 06-01-2016

Some work happening today on the King St portion of the the Manulife Plaza:

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RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - tomh009 - 06-01-2016

Windows everywhere! That's good (even if those particular ones might get covered up some day when the lot is built on).


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Lens - 06-02-2016

The Rogers Kitchener radio group is moving from 305 King W to the Boardwalk which I assume means Perimeter will be renovating their space much like the rest of the tower. http://www.570news.com/2016/06/02/its-moving-day-for-the-rogers-kitchener-radio-group/


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - panamaniac - 06-02-2016

Gee, I wonder if that means the broadcast antenna will come down and that a tower could actually be built on the Manulife Plaza podium without setting off a war like it did the last time it was proposed?


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - GtwoK - 06-02-2016

(06-02-2016, 08:31 AM)Lens Wrote: The Rogers Kitchener radio group is moving from 305 King W to the Boardwalk which I assume means Perimeter will be renovating their space much like the rest of the tower. http://www.570news.com/2016/06/02/its-moving-day-for-the-rogers-kitchener-radio-group/

???


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - taylortbb - 06-02-2016

(06-02-2016, 10:53 AM)GtwoK Wrote:
(06-02-2016, 08:31 AM)Lens Wrote: The Rogers Kitchener radio group is moving from 305 King W to the Boardwalk which I assume means Perimeter will be renovating their space much like the rest of the tower. http://www.570news.com/2016/06/02/its-moving-day-for-the-rogers-kitchener-radio-group/

???

Perimeter has been doing significant renovations to 305 since they acquired it, upgrading the spaces to meet the requirements of tech companies. As soon as they started moving in big names like Square it was clear the days were numbered for older tenants like 570 news, which are probably more interested in having cheap rent than being in top tier office space.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - tomh009 - 06-02-2016

Schlichter's is closing.  What will be the future of this property, just steps away from ION?

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RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - panamaniac - 06-02-2016

Oh my gosh!  I must say, that is one site I would dearly like to see repurposed or, better, redeveloped.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - panamaniac - 06-02-2016

(06-02-2016, 10:59 AM)taylortbb Wrote:
(06-02-2016, 10:53 AM)GtwoK Wrote: ???

Perimeter has been doing significant renovations to 305 since they acquired it, upgrading the spaces to meet the requirements of tech companies. As soon as they started moving in big names like Square it was clear the days were numbered for older tenants like 570 news, which are probably more interested in having cheap rent than being in top tier office space.

I wonder where exactly in the Boardwalk they will be located?


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - KevinL - 06-02-2016

Oh, that Schlichter's site is SO ripe for redevelopment. It has a surprisingly large footprint when you factor in the lower-story retail facing Ontario; it's also in a drab, unremarkable building that has no redeeming value, so the site can be razed.

I really hope we get something here that takes advantage of the site.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - CTGal1011 - 06-02-2016

(06-02-2016, 12:29 PM)KevinL Wrote: Oh, that Schlichter's site is SO ripe for redevelopment. It has a surprisingly large footprint when you factor in the lower-story retail facing Ontario; it's also in a drab, unremarkable building that has no redeeming value, so the site can be razed.

I really hope we get something here that takes advantage of the site.

Any sliver of hope that they can take the Gazz Bar across the street with it? Walking by there in the summer is the stuff methane dreams are made of. Although, I do like the coffee next door. Sigh.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - tomh009 - 06-02-2016

(06-02-2016, 12:29 PM)KevinL Wrote: Oh, that Schlichter's site is SO ripe for redevelopment. It has a surprisingly large footprint when you factor in the lower-story retail facing Ontario; it's also in a drab, unremarkable building that has no redeeming value, so the site can be razed.

I really hope we get something here that takes advantage of the site.

Ah, it's the same property, I hadn't realized that!  Indeed, that's a piece of prime real estate.  Owned by Schlichters, quite likely, as they have been in that building forever plus a few years.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - MidTowner - 06-02-2016

That is quite the lot. The building on the corner of Joseph is about twelve storeys- maybe this one could go even taller with a podium. It would be nice to have that great stretch of storefronts extended a bit southwards on Queen.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - panamaniac - 06-02-2016

I'd be happy with 3-6 stories on the Queen St side. The Ontario St side could take a lot more height, imho.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - tomh009 - 06-02-2016

As long as there is retail at the street on the Queen St side, anything three stories high or taller (retail + office?) would be fine there, with a taller tower on Ontario St and a parking podium tucked in between the two.