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General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours
There is more sampling being done at corner of Highland and Spadina where they did the suspected soil remediation last year. Perhaps checking to see if they got it all?
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They are looking for leaching from the surrounding soil
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Does anyone know what - if anything - was planned for the old St Patrick school in the east end?
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Wasn't some housing in the works last year?
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Noticed yesterday that Sterling Marking Products on the corner of Weber and Frederick has a moving sign for September 1, 2017. Not to start rampant development speculation but I wonder what there decision for moving is?

Building :


https://www.google.ca/maps/place/96+Fred...99918bf1f3
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Not sure if this was posted anywhere, but saw this rendering of Perimeter Developments plan for the Eaton Lofts.  Very nice.  Not sure what the timeline is there though.

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Looks like something is afoot at 624 King St W and 19 Wellington St N. A city of Kitchener report states that the holding provision on the Wellington address should be lifted following consolidation of the two properties:
"Staff have confirmed through the necessary documentation from the Land Registry Office that the subject lands at 19 Wellington Street North have been consolidated together with the lands addressed as 624 King Street West."
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(08-15-2017, 07:15 PM)Spokes Wrote: Not sure if this was posted anywhere, but saw this rendering of Perimeter Developments plan for the Eaton Lofts.  Very nice.  Not sure what the timeline is there though.

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Unless/until they find a principal tenant, I think the timeline is "don't hold your breath"....
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Glad find Pheidippides according to the report there are plans for a multi residential building located at 624 King St W and 19 Wellington N. Public meeting scheduled for August 21 to discuss the zoning bylaw change?
No mention of the applicant just a numbered company.
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(08-15-2017, 07:51 PM)panamaniac Wrote: Unless/until they find a principal tenant, I think the timeline is "don't hold your breath"....

Yes ... the renderings are from quite some time ago.  It's a good location and hopefully someone takes the opportunity.

It would also be good for the Eaton Lofts condo owners who endured the developer bankruptcy for nine (!) years and are now having to pay some of the highest condo fees in the region to get the building's finances into shape.
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I recall a rendering someone posted here for a grid iron-shaped building to replace what was then the car repair shop at King and Wellington. I can't find where it was posted. I suppose it was a couple of years ago now.

Together those lots are about a third of an acre, less than half of the Midtown Lofts lot, but still large enough for something that would add value.

Fingers crossed that the payday loans place across the street is up soon, too.
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(04-03-2017, 06:15 PM)MidTowner Wrote: On page 114, Viewfromthe42 says that the lots are to be sodded, but speculates that the intent might be to use them for parking. Others speculate that some portion of the parking lot may be redeveloped, but who knows when.

Strictly speaking, a condition of the demolition permit is that these two lots be sodded. That should be what happens until some other application is made.

If there is a part of the demolition permit that required those properties to be sodded, well, Google/Perimeter has definitely broken it... very much a lovely new segment of parking lot extended from the sea that surrounded these homes.
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It was a condition that they be sodded. You're right that it's now bright black asphalt.

I personally don't know how much it matters. I guess it's odd that the municipal government would be paying people in the neighbourhood to install rain barrels and cisterns while ignoring four thousand square feet of illegal parking lot. But the more concerning thing for me is if this reduces the chance of redevelopment.
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(08-16-2017, 08:28 AM)MidTowner Wrote: It was a condition that they be sodded. You're right that it's now bright black asphalt.

I personally don't know how much it matters. I guess it's odd that the municipal government would be paying people in the neighbourhood to install rain barrels and cisterns while ignoring four thousand square feet of illegal parking lot. But the more concerning thing for me is if this reduces the chance of redevelopment.

Where is the permit that specifically references requirement to be sodded? I thought I looked through the permit but without seeing any reference to what would happen to the site after demolition, other than to enable eventual redevelopment.
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From page 2 of http://kitchener.ca.granicus.com/MetaVie...a_id=37669

"The properties will be sodded and maintained until development."
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