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General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours
Unlikely that a national agency would be approved in the US, as so much administration is at the state level.

I'd like to see statewide agencies operating with a federally-mandated standard of operation. That's doable with the current framework.
My Twitter: @KevinLMaps
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According to the J&P Grocery instagram account, there will be a mezzanine overlooking the main floor grocery area, with a Smile Tiger cafe on it. That's pretty big, and very welcome! I wonder if it will be more of a stand selling brewed Smile Tiger coffee, or an actual "branch" of Smile Tiger. I'd love to see more of them Smile. They're easily the best coffee in town.
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City staff is recommending the option to sell the former Royal Canadian Legion at 48 Onta St. N.


http://m.kitchenerpost.ca/news-story/699...mer-legion
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(12-02-2016, 06:53 AM)rangersfan Wrote: City staff is recommending the option to sell the former Royal Canadian Legion at 48 Onta St. N.


http://m.kitchenerpost.ca/news-story/699...mer-legion

I wonder if the site has enough redevelopment potential, assuming the original portion of the heritage building must be retained, to attract private investment?
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(12-02-2016, 09:58 AM)panamaniac Wrote:
(12-02-2016, 06:53 AM)rangersfan Wrote: City staff is recommending the option to sell the former Royal Canadian Legion at 48 Onta St. N.


http://m.kitchenerpost.ca/news-story/699...mer-legion

I wonder if the site has enough redevelopment potential, assuming the original portion of the heritage building must be retained, to attract private investment?

I can see someone buying the Legion and the next-door dentist's office (and maybe even Whisky Jack's) and assembling a larger development that incorporates the Legion building.
My Twitter: @KevinLMaps
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The semi-detached houses on Walter Street are nearing completion and have been listed on the MLS.
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The asking price ($570,000) is unreal to me for the neighbourhood, but maybe there are enough buyers who value a new build in an established neighbourhood enough to pay it. In any case, it's nice to see two single family homes in disrepair knocked down and replaced with four semi-detached homes. Great way to make some very modest density improvements on residential streets near the cores. No risk of any push-back from neighbours.
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(12-10-2016, 02:22 PM)MidTowner Wrote: The semi-detached houses on Walter Street are nearing completion and have been listed on the MLS.
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The asking price ($570,000) is unreal to me for the neighbourhood, but maybe there are enough buyers who value a new build in an established neighbourhood enough to pay it. In any case, it's nice to see two single family homes in disrepair knocked down and replaced with four semi-detached homes. Great way to make some very modest density improvements on residential streets near the cores. No risk of any push-back from neighbours.

$570K + $570K = $1,140,000 

Pushing the market for a semi. HUGE profit push for some builder. 

IMO, I doubt this fetches $400K per side unless builder has deep pockets and can wait 2+ years
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(12-10-2016, 11:51 PM)MacBerry Wrote:
(12-10-2016, 02:22 PM)MidTowner Wrote: The semi-detached houses on Walter Street are nearing completion and have been listed on the MLS.
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[url=https://www.realtor.ca/Residential/Single-Family/17648444/121-Walter-Street-Kitchener-Ontario-N2G1S3]
The asking price ($570,000) is unreal to me for the neighbourhood, but maybe there are enough buyers who value a new build in an established neighbourhood enough to pay it. In any case, it's nice to see two single family homes in disrepair knocked down and replaced with four semi-detached homes. Great way to make some very modest density improvements on residential streets near the cores. No risk of any push-back from neighbours.

$570K + $570K = $1,140,000 

Pushing the market for a semi. HUGE profit push for some builder. 

IMO, I doubt this fetches $400K per side unless builder has deep pockets and can wait 2+ years
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(12-10-2016, 11:51 PM)MacBerry Wrote:
(12-10-2016, 02:22 PM)MidTowner Wrote: The semi-detached houses on Walter Street are nearing completion and have been listed on the MLS.
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[url=https://www.realtor.ca/Residential/Single-Family/17648444/121-Walter-Street-Kitchener-Ontario-N2G1S3]
The asking price ($570,000) is unreal to me for the neighbourhood, but maybe there are enough buyers who value a new build in an established neighbourhood enough to pay it. In any case, it's nice to see two single family homes in disrepair knocked down and replaced with four semi-detached homes. Great way to make some very modest density improvements on residential streets near the cores. No risk of any push-back from neighbours.

$570K + $570K = $1,140,000 

Pushing the market for a semi. HUGE profit push for some builder. 

IMO, I doubt this fetches $400K per side unless builder has deep pockets and can wait 2+ years

When I saw this price I immediately thought it was for both units. I was shocked to find out they wanted that for each semi. Paul Ballantyne is the listing agent so I wonder if this is a Vanguard development, and if so, they must have deep pockets to be sitting on that redevelopment of 72 Erb st. E for years now.
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(12-11-2016, 09:01 AM)C Plus Wrote:
(12-10-2016, 11:51 PM)MacBerry Wrote: $570K + $570K = $1,140,000 

Pushing the market for a semi. HUGE profit push for some builder. 

IMO, I doubt this fetches $400K per side unless builder has deep pockets and can wait 2+ years

When I saw this price I immediately thought it was for both units. I was shocked to find out they wanted that for each semi. Paul Ballantyne is the listing agent so I wonder if this is a Vanguard development, and if so, they must have deep pockets to be sitting on that redevelopment of 72 Erb st. E for years now.

I know it seems rediculous but I wouldn't be so quick to discount what they might fetch. There is a huge GTA interest and those people will pay that price. Just saying
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