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General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours
(12-27-2018, 01:06 PM)tomh009 Wrote: The Pearl Laundry building (90 Queen St S) has long been vacant, with the main-floor space used for storing old appliances etc. Might there be something finally happening with this building? 



I do wonder whether the property needs some major remediation because of the use of the dry cleaning chemicals for 50+ years.
Was there ever a dry cleaner there?  I know it was originally a laundry.
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(12-27-2018, 04:54 PM)panamaniac Wrote:
(12-27-2018, 01:06 PM)tomh009 Wrote: The Pearl Laundry building (90 Queen St S) has long been vacant, with the main-floor space used for storing old appliances etc. Might there be something finally happening with this building? 

I do wonder whether the property needs some major remediation because of the use of the dry cleaning chemicals for 50+ years.

Was there ever a dry cleaner there?  I know it was originally a laundry.

They did both. These ads are from 1934.

   
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It was a comics shop for several decades (Now & Then Books); I don't recall any chemical issues having affected their operations.
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(12-27-2018, 07:27 PM)KevinL Wrote: It was a comics shop for several decades (Now & Then Books); I don't recall any chemical issues having affected their operations.

If that was a rental by Now & Then Books no environmental remediation would have been required. However, to actually sell the property, the seller needs to complete and provide a Record of Site Condition, which in turn requires at least an environmental assessment, and potentially remediation.
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(11-22-2018, 12:15 PM)tomh009 Wrote:
(11-22-2018, 01:03 AM)GtwoK Wrote: (The exterior) is not on yet (at least not on the second story, which is all I could see from Charles St). But based on the earlier render, the same pale yellow brick used on most LCBO buildings

Hopefully this, rather than the pale yellow EIFS used on some of the LCBO buildings.

Our wishes were answered: it is brick, not EIFS. I think it will look quite good on this block.

   
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Good to see. It suits DTK.
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Maybe I just didn’t see it before but there is a SOLD over the For Sale sign on the vacant lot at the corner of Weber (north side) and Scott.  Anyone else notice this before?
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That looks fantastic!
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(01-01-2019, 01:47 PM)jgsz Wrote: Maybe I just didn’t see it before but there is a SOLD over the For Sale sign on the vacant lot at the corner of Weber (north side) and Scott.  Anyone else notice this before?

Yes. I noticed it a couple of months ago.
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This morning I saw a sign by the Activa Group for a condo development on Margaret Avenue just west of Queen Street.  This project was announced years ago (or was it decades?) so hopefully something will happen at this site.  Activa's website, http://www.activagroup.ca/node/441, has very limited information on this project. 


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Renovations under way at 141 King St E:

   
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(01-18-2019, 12:11 PM)tomh009 Wrote: Renovations under way at 141 King St E:

Wow, I didn't know that was coming.

I've always liked the design of that building.
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Has there been any information about what the renovations entail? That building has had a muddled history, but the exterior is still quite nice.
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(01-18-2019, 12:13 PM)danbrotherston Wrote:
(01-18-2019, 12:11 PM)tomh009 Wrote: Renovations under way at 141 King St E:

Wow, I didn't know that was coming.

I've always liked the design of that building.

I agree. I can see they are doing interior renos on the upper floors, but I don't see any indication of changes on the ground floor. And I can't make any sense out of the building permits in the OnPoint database for this one.
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Article on a redevelopment taking place at 87 King St W.
https://www.therecord.com/news-story/909...kitchener/
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