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General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours
Is that blue shape on the sign meant to be a representation of the shape of the lot?
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(04-28-2016, 05:13 PM)519 Wrote: Is that blue shape on the sign meant to be a representation of the shape of the lot?

I've wondered about that myself.  I'm not sure, but I think the lot may indeed have a narrow strip that stretches over to Hebel Pl (Kitchener's narrowest residential street?).
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(04-28-2016, 05:22 PM)panamaniac Wrote:
(04-28-2016, 05:13 PM)519 Wrote: Is that blue shape on the sign meant to be a representation of the shape of the lot?

I've wondered about that myself.  I'm not sure, but I think the lot may indeed have a narrow strip that stretches over to Hebel Pl (Kitchener's narrowest residential street?).

It does, yes.  See this map:

   
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Oddities of 19th century Kitchener. If you look at that map just beside 155, you can see a house behind the Benton St row that seems totally misplaced in relation to St George. I assume that the house was there well before the the Benton row or the neighbouring houses on St George. If you look around, there are a number of anomalies like that in the pre-War urban fabric.
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I've heard from a man who purported to be the owner of the Shopper's building downtown / owner of the white building behind that (26 college, I believe?) that that building, and the shoppers parking lot, are slated for demolition. Supposedly, a 17 storey condo is planned for the 2 lots.

The guys credentials seems valid as far as I could tell, he was discussing this with the store manager at Shopper's, who I later asked and was told that the guy owned both properties.
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Very interesting considering how recently it was all renovated.
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I think he's just referring to 26 college being demolished and the adjacent parking lot. Seems like an appropriate lot for redevelopment.
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Yeah, sorry, just the lots on the corner behind the laneway. The 3 in red here.

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I always just assumed that those properties belonged to the church. It would be nice to see a development go up there - the footprint seems a bit small for a 17 storey tower, but I guess if there were a parking podium.....
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(04-30-2016, 03:18 PM)GtwoK Wrote: I've heard from a man who purported to be the owner of the Shopper's building downtown / owner of the white building behind that (26 college, I believe?) that that building, and the shoppers parking lot, are slated for demolition. Supposedly, a 17 storey condo is planned for the 2 lots.

The guys credentials seems valid as far as I could tell, he was discussing this with the store manager at Shopper's, who I later asked and was told that the guy owned both properties.

If it is designed well, that would be a really good compliment to City Centre and the area as a whole.
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