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RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - tomh009 - 09-18-2016

I expect the property value (as compared to the clean-up costs) will be a prime factor for setting the priority. Our gas station sites may be sitting empty for decades but I expect they'll get cleaned up pretty quick in Vancouver.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - tomh009 - 09-22-2016

(07-12-2016, 03:20 PM)kitchener-dk Wrote: Is there information online about the Courtland townhouse development?

Here is a photo of the foundation. Smile

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RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - rangersfan - 09-23-2016

Mystery solved, the former Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home is undergoing renovations to become a medical clinic.

http://m.therecord.com/news-story/6873428-former-funeral-home-in-downtown-kitchener-gets-new-life-as-medical-clinic


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - tomh009 - 09-23-2016

(09-09-2016, 11:54 PM)mpd618 Wrote: Not sure if it's already been mentioned, but Nougat will be relocating from Queen Street to Courtland/Stirling. The property has been sold and will be redeveloped.

Interior work now under way at the new location.  It's somewhat baffling that it appears to be two completely separate spaces.  Store and cafe/bakery maybe?


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Lens - 09-25-2016

Interesting modern home slated for the Belmont Village/ Midtown area: https://www.realtor.ca/Residential/Single-Family/17408113/605-YORK-Street-Kitchener-Ontario-N2G1T9
Current site conditions: https://www.google.ca/maps/place/605+YORK+Street/@43.456577,-80.5186129,3a,89.6y,239.58h,91.18t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sAidGxBLHANI7vys3F1cDSg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x68abdf7ba6d5212d!6m1!1e1


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - KevinL - 09-25-2016

Wow, that'll have lovely views of (and access to) the Iron Horse. Great stuff!


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Pheidippides - 09-27-2016

More poor reporting:
Police calls up in Kitchener core

This kind of lazy reporting really bothers me. The headline essentially screams “DANGER! Do not enter scary downtown Kitchener.”
 
First, the headline itself is bit of a leap to say that crime is up “in Kitchener core” when the central division covers the area from the Wellington-Waterloo border to the Wilmot-Kitchener border and south of Victoria/7&8 to Kossouth/401/New Dundee; the actual Kitchener core (Victoria park) policing zone is much smaller. For all we know crime could have been up in all the areas outside of the actual Kitchener core instead. Unfortunately a breakdown by policing zone/area is not available as it has been in previous reports. For example, in Q1 of 2016 you can see that that four of the eight zones in the central division had increases higher than the Kitchener Core and Victoria Park area including, Eastwood/Frederick, Rockway/Fairview Park Mall, Laurentian/Country Hills, and Mill/Highland/SMH.
 
Secondly, those raw counts do not account for population growth, which would limit the increase to <2%:
2015   51,567            575,000          89.7 per 1,000
2016   53,578            586,300          91.4 per 1,000
((91.4 - 89.7) / 89.7) x 100 = +1.89%

Finally, if you look at the list of ten most frequent types of calls responded to a large majority of the types are more along the lines of social services, medical, and by-law call types, and not “crime” or even “violent crime” as the newspaper would like lead you to believe.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - DHLawrence - 09-27-2016

If downtown is so scary, why are the offices of the Record there?


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Lens - 09-27-2016

(09-27-2016, 10:04 PM)DHLawrence Wrote: If downtown is so scary, why are the offices of the Record there?

Maybe not for long, looks like they're trying to sublease some or all of their space: https://www.realtor.ca/Commercial/Office/16932402/160-KING-Street-E-Kitchener-Ontario-N2G4E5


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Lens - 09-27-2016

Here's a render for the Sandrock funeral home clinic conversion:

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RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - tomh009 - 09-27-2016

Hmmmm ... I find it hard to imagine that they will finish that (from the current state) within two months.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - KevinL - 09-27-2016

Looks to be more of a long-term vision than an immediate state.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - tomh009 - 09-28-2016

(09-27-2016, 10:36 PM)Lens Wrote: Here's a render for the Sandrock funeral home clinic conversion:

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 Some work remains:
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RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - panamaniac - 10-05-2016

The folks behind the revival of the apartment building at 48 Weber St W are going to renovate the houses at 61 and 65 Roy St (just behind the apartment) as mixed office/apartment space.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Lens - 10-06-2016

Mercato restaurant at King and Scott has closed and the former Artisan Zone storefront beside the Berlin has been completely redone, including the removal of the old Kabel's tile.