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

(06-02-2016, 02:21 PM)tomh009 Wrote: 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.

Honestly, I'd see Ontario as more promising than Queen for retail in that block, but OK.


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

Queen has (partly empty) retail between this property and Charles, and across the street. Also retail on the next block, between Charles and King, so adding so good retail here would strengthen the existing retail presence, too.

Ontario St ... it's hard to say how it will turn out. Currently there are a couple of storefronts (apart from this property), but much depends on the future of the bus depot. Ideally both sides would have street-level retail, though.


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

The Working Centre project at 256 King St E is still advancing slowly. This week, the ugly vinyl siding covering the first floor (only - the second storey has not (yet?) been touched. I hope that whatever exterior cladding they do is up to the terrific job that has been done next door at the former Braun building.


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

I remember a while back someone posted that 132 Queen St was listed for sale at over 1 million dollars. Could be an excellent opportunity for something substantial here.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - tomh009 - 06-03-2016

I think it'll cost much more than $1M. 115 Benton is apparently being offered at $6M (though I think that's overpriced) and this property is considerably more valuable, including significant frontage on two key downtown streets.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Spokes - 06-03-2016

(06-02-2016, 10:21 AM)panamaniac Wrote: 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?

Go on....tell me more....


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Spokes - 06-03-2016

(06-02-2016, 01:13 PM)tomh009 Wrote: Schlichter's is closing.  What will be the future of this property, just steps away from ION?

This could be an amazing site if paired with the property on Ontario st as others mentioned.  A podium that has access at two different levels, and from two different sides, very cool potential.

Can't help but wonder if they've already been approached about selling the lot and that prompted the closure.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Spokes - 06-03-2016

(06-02-2016, 02:57 PM)tomh009 Wrote: Queen has (partly empty) retail between this property and Charles, and across the street.  Also retail on the next block, between Charles and King, so adding so good retail here would strengthen the existing retail presence, too.

Ontario St ... it's hard to say how it will turn out.  Currently there are a couple of storefronts (apart from this property), but much depends on the future of the bus depot.  Ideally both sides would have street-level retail, though.

Ding ding ding ding!  Ontario has a ton of potential if you assume that this turns into something great that makes Ontario a priority.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - tomh009 - 06-03-2016

(06-03-2016, 08:41 AM)Spokes Wrote:
(06-02-2016, 01:13 PM)tomh009 Wrote: Schlichter's is closing.  What will be the future of this property, just steps away from ION?

This could be an amazing site if paired with the property on Ontario st as others mentioned.  A podium that has access at two different levels, and from two different sides, very cool potential.

It's a single property already, as shown on the map on the previous page.

The bus depot property is the #1 development potential in downtown in my opinion (even surpassing the multi-modal and King's Crossing, due to its location), and this one is not far behind.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - MacBerry - 06-03-2016

(06-02-2016, 10:21 AM)panamaniac Wrote: 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?

Today's article in The Record on the radio stations moving, mentions that the tower will be coming down. 

"No more 11th and 12th floor overlooking King and Water through cracked window panes. The old antenna tower atop the high-rise will come down. It's no longer needed."


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Square - 06-05-2016

The land bordering Weber Street, Scott Street and Pearl place has a new owner. Drove by and checked the sign, no more for sale sign, new sign now says land can be developed by Globadigm Realty. Never heard of them, lol


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - panamaniac - 06-05-2016

(06-05-2016, 02:24 AM)Square Wrote: The land bordering Weber Street, Scott Street and Pearl place has a new owner.   Drove by and checked the sign, no more for sale sign, new sign now says land can be developed  by Globadigm Realty.   Never heard of them, lol

They have the site (1.79 acres) listed for sale at $6,495.000,    

http://www.globadigmrealty.ca//property/detail/property_id/88


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Square - 06-05-2016

(06-05-2016, 08:40 AM)panamaniac Wrote:
(06-05-2016, 02:24 AM)Square Wrote: The land bordering Weber Street, Scott Street and Pearl place has a new owner.   Drove by and checked the sign, no more for sale sign, new sign now says land can be developed  by Globadigm Realty.   Never heard of them, lol

They have the site (1.79 acres) listed for sale at $6,495.000,    

http://www.globadigmrealty.ca//property/detail/property_id/88

Thank you for the link.    Lol, how many different owners of this land are there?   From EIWO to CMA Realty now to Globadigm Realty!?


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - tomh009 - 06-05-2016

Are those actually new owners, or just new agents for the same owner?


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - panamaniac - 06-05-2016

Or new agents for new owners! I think it's a requirement that the site have new owners every year or two, no? Wink