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SIXO Midtown | 28 + 20? + 12? + ? fl | Proposed
#16
If you look at the colour of the bus and the flowers, I do believe it's intended as bright red tile.
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#17
The new Wurth Canada head office in Guelph uses this red, and their new building is quite unique and overall well done.

[Image: Wurth-Side-1024x576.jpg]
Image from: http://allianceroofing.ca/portfolio/wurth-canada/ 
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#18
Either way I love the concept. Where my frustration comes into play is that there are no shovels in the ground!! King St is tore up and once you have LRT going in place this will only add headaches with development going on. Kings Crossing and the McD's across the road should be going full tilt right now cause they have 16 months of the road being closed for grade separation and hopefully Google will be rolling in their new digs by then...
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#19
Is McD's slated for redevelopment?
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#20
(07-14-2015, 12:10 PM)panamaniac Wrote: Is McD's slated for redevelopment?

There's only speculation about that, based on the fact that they have not renovated, so on.

I agree strongly, white_brian, that now is the time for King's Crossing to go ahead, if possible. With so much work being done all around them, it's a relatively great time for those businesses to be closed and the plaza to be demolished and reconstructed.
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#21
(07-14-2015, 12:12 PM)MidTowner Wrote: I agree strongly, white_brian, that now is the time for King's Crossing to go ahead, if possible. With so much work being done all around them, it's a relatively great time for those businesses to be closed and the plaza to be demolished and reconstructed.

From construction point of view, yes.  But what they'll need to take into consideration even more than construction is whether they can find tenants for the time that construction finishes.  If they are not yet confident that the demand will be there, they may wait some more.  Empty buildings are not good when you are in the landlord business.
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#22
(07-14-2015, 01:15 PM)tomh009 Wrote:
(07-14-2015, 12:12 PM)MidTowner Wrote: I agree strongly, white_brian, that now is the time for King's Crossing to go ahead, if possible. With so much work being done all around them, it's a relatively great time for those businesses to be closed and the plaza to be demolished and reconstructed.

From construction point of view, yes.  But what they'll need to take into consideration even more than construction is whether they can find tenants for the time that construction finishes.  If they are not yet confident that the demand will be there, they may wait some more.  Empty buildings are not good when you are in the landlord business.

Couldn't agree more.  I'm sure that if the tenants were lining up for such a building, they would be agreeing that now is the time.

Certainly such a building can not be built on speculation, especially in a market such as Kitchener/Waterloo.
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#23
(07-14-2015, 12:12 PM)MidTowner Wrote:
(07-14-2015, 12:10 PM)panamaniac Wrote: Is McD's slated for redevelopment?

There's only speculation about that, based on the fact that they have not renovated, so on.

They did tear out the drive-thru, then re-landscaped. They seem to be leaving things at that. :/
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#24
(07-14-2015, 09:49 PM)KevinL Wrote:
(07-14-2015, 12:12 PM)MidTowner Wrote: There's only speculation about that, based on the fact that they have not renovated, so on.

They did tear out the drive-thru, then re-landscaped. They seem to be leaving things at that. :/

They had no choice in that matter, no ability to not do that; the drive-thru was always built on the regional road's right of way, with permission. When that space became needed for LRT, McDonald's had to comply, and did.
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#25
I don't know whether it means anything, but I noticed today that the small building on the King St side of this site (next to Laura Sharpe Florists) has been demolished. I think this has just happened this week.
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#26
It looks like they are making a move towards development.  http://www.zehrgroup.ca/2015/07/redevelo...reet-west/

Quote:The first phase of redevelopment has started at 607 King Street West in Kitchener, with the demolition of the former Tim Horton’s building. Removing this building will allow for a new entrance to the property from King Street. This new entrance will meet up with the future King Street grades required for the LRT.

[Image: Tim-Hortons-Demo-progress-879x600.jpg]

[Image: Tim-Hortons-Demo-Jul-13-151-960x523.jpg]
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#27
Thanks for the update. I wonder if the render is more prospective or more of a defined project. But I am guessing with many tenants still operating in the existing plaza that demolition of that will be further out.
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#28
(07-29-2015, 06:27 PM)rangersfan Wrote: Thanks for the update. I wonder if the render is more prospective or more of a defined project. But I am guessing with many tenants still operating in the existing plaza that demolition of that will be further out.

Kind of off topic,but I'm surprised Subway is still there I assumed the new Subway beside Shoppers drug mart was going to be the new location for it.
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#29
(07-29-2015, 06:27 PM)rangersfan Wrote: Thanks for the update. I wonder if the render is more prospective or more of a defined project. But I am guessing with many tenants still operating in the existing plaza that demolition of that will be further out.

I don't know, but it would seem to be an excellent time with King Street being closed at the tracks for 18 months, to remove the remaining tenants and get the project going. I can't imagine that most of them are doing a booming business with the traffic disruptions from the LRT and underpass construction. Maybe the owners will buy out their leases.
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#30
(07-29-2015, 10:05 PM)BrianT Wrote: I don't know, but it would seem to be an excellent time with King Street being closed at the tracks for 18 months, to remove the remaining tenants and get the project going. I can't imagine that most of them are doing a booming business with the traffic disruptions from the LRT and underpass construction. Maybe the owners will buy out their leases.

I was chatting with an employee of the LCBO the other day, and he was commenting about how slow business has been in July.

It seems intuitive to me too that this would be the time to remove the existing tenants and redevelop; it seems like they would be more amenable while these disruptions are hurting their business anyway. Only the property's owners have all the details. I hope it does go forward soon, though, I think it would be great to have this redevelopment soon after Ion starts running.
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