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General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours
Queen and Joseph. Sorry.
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I can't help but wonder, with Ion nearing completion are we about to see a lot of development properties come on the market? Im thinking yes.
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One can only hope. I'm still not clear about which building at Queen and Joseph is being referenced above. Is it the old Schlicter's building that changed hands last year?
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I think they mean this:

https://goo.gl/maps/G4orssQsShk

   

   
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Got it!  I didn't realize that dump actually had a name! 

I haven't taken out my "magic development wand" for quite some time, but I am waving it at that corner in hopes that the two neighbouring buildings can be consolidated into a future development (a la RED?), along with the worth-saving bits of Bullas Glass.
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(01-08-2017, 09:04 AM)panamaniac Wrote: One can only hope.  I'm still not clear about which building at Queen and Joseph is being referenced above.  Is it the old Schlicter's building that changed hands last year?

No, although that's another one with a ton of potential.

I'd really like to see that turn into something like 90 George in Ottawa.  Something where the podium fronts on two separate streets and has two very distinct looks.  If you haven't seen it:  https://goo.gl/maps/QYyaeFKcYjH2
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(01-08-2017, 09:17 AM)panamaniac Wrote: Got it!  I didn't realize that dump actually had a name! 

I haven't taken out my "magic development wand" for quite some time, but I am waving it at that corner in hopes that the two neighbouring buildings can be consolidated into a future development (a la RED?), along with the worth-saving bits of Bullas Glass.

I hope both Joseph and Queen are incorporated as to not neglect Joseph as it's an important corridor.  And could really frame in the old school next door.
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(01-08-2017, 09:49 AM)Spokes Wrote:
(01-08-2017, 09:04 AM)panamaniac Wrote: One can only hope.  I'm still not clear about which building at Queen and Joseph is being referenced above.  Is it the old Schlicter's building that changed hands last year?

No, although that's another one with a ton of potential.

I'd really like to see that turn into something like 90 George in Ottawa.  Something where the podium fronts on two separate streets and has two very distinct looks.  If you haven't seen it:  https://goo.gl/maps/QYyaeFKcYjH2

Ewww, gross!
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(01-08-2017, 10:01 AM)panamaniac Wrote:
(01-08-2017, 09:49 AM)Spokes Wrote: No, although that's another one with a ton of potential.

I'd really like to see that turn into something like 90 George in Ottawa.  Something where the podium fronts on two separate streets and has two very distinct looks.  If you haven't seen it:  https://goo.gl/maps/QYyaeFKcYjH2

Ewww, gross!

Design Ok haha.  But the premise of a building fronting two parallel streets is what I was going for Smile
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OK. My "magic development wand" could make that happen. Wink
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I genuinely like 90 George, especially the Rideau Street frontage.
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That façade is phony as a three dollar bill.  Not a fan, but views can differ.

To be fair, in the category of "faux historic", there are worse offenders.
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I'd rather see something like the KW Habilitation building between Ottawa and Sydney:

   
https://goo.gl/maps/ubCZVky7HhJ2
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That one is quite tidy, yes. Unfortunately with a big surface parking lot, but then it is an existing build on Ottawa, so I can accept that.
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I don't think I'll ever fully understand why having parking is so frowned upon here.
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