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General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours
A glass walkway/pedestrian bridge across the back of the parking lot would be an interesting feature.
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Not sure if this article was posted before (August 30, 2017), but it describes 3 current projects underway by the Masri O Architects in Downtown Kitchener, 1 of which is the American Block, the others I didn't realize were active projects.

http://masrioarchitects.ca/news/page/4/
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The old Schlicter's property seems to have been ready for a tenant for some time now (I took this a while ago):
   

Every time I see the paint job on the smoke stack though I can't help but think that someone can't count (1,2,3) when in fact it is just the address (132).


Also the exterior work at 533 Queen St S seems to be largely done as well, but still no sign of what it might be. New fences, new light standards, now parking lot (10-12 spaces), new trees, new porch:
   
Everyone move to the back of the bus and we all get home faster.
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The Schlicters property is still undergoing construction on the interior still. Occupancy is expected for late December / early January
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(11-13-2017, 02:42 AM)GtwoK Wrote: The Schlicters property is still undergoing construction on the interior still. Occupancy is expected for late December / early January

Has a tenant been announced yet?
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(11-13-2017, 08:07 AM)panamaniac Wrote:
(11-13-2017, 02:42 AM)GtwoK Wrote: The Schlicters property is still undergoing construction on the interior still. Occupancy is expected for late December / early January

Has a tenant been announced yet?

Chosen, but not announced. At least for the one side — the space has been divided into 2 offices and is being custom-built for each.
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(11-11-2017, 09:31 AM)Pheidippides Wrote: The old Schlicter's property seems to have been ready for a tenant for some time now (I took this a while ago):


Every time I see the paint job on the smoke stack though I can't help but think that someone can't count (1,2,3) when in fact it is just the address (132).


Also the exterior work at 533 Queen St S seems to be largely done as well, but still no sign of what it might be. New fences, new light standards, now parking lot (10-12 spaces), new trees, new porch:

THANK YOU FOR POSTING THIS PHOTO!  I was always confused when there was talk of keeping the smoke stack.

Everytime I drove down Belmont past Schreiter's when they were doing the renovations, I couldn't for the life of me find the smoke stack.  [For a few seconds given the colour scheme similarities, I grew even more confused since it is so prominent... then when I saw the TD/Igloo building in the back, I realized my error]

Coke
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Here is a link to the previously mentioned Exchange Magazine article 'Midtown Movement '.

http://www.exchangemagazine.com/currenti...TOWN-49575
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Looks like the new Downtown LCBO will involve an expansion of the premises (lots of room out back).

https://www.therecord.com/news-story/795...ner-store/
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More than just a simple expansion...

Quote:"...they're going to build a brand-new building for the LCBO," Seiling said, adding that he had seen concept drawings from DiBattista.

Coke
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It will be interesting to see a rendering in due course - if it's a full demolition, they're going to have to "split" the existing structure, which extends all the way down to McCabes.  I've always wondered, given the varying depths of the storefronts, whether the current brick facade wasn't added to existing structures at some point.
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I was surprised to see in the Record that the congregation of Trinity United is now moving to their new location, having decided this summer to sell the church unconditionally. The Record article seems to imply that the sale of the building may be close.

https://www.therecord.com/news-story/796...wn-church/
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Quote:The sale of the Frederick Street site is still not final, so Trinity can't say much about future plans for the property, but the church will be demolished at some point.


Very important quote
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(11-24-2017, 12:53 PM)Spokes Wrote:
Quote:The sale of the Frederick Street site is still not final, so Trinity can't say much about future plans for the property, but the church will be demolished at some point.


Very important quote

Well it has long been known, or at least assumed, that the church would be demolished.  What was new, at least to me, was that the sale may be in the works and that the Trinity congregation might or might not seek to incorporate a church facility into the project.
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I am interested to know who the potential buyer is.
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