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Garment Street Condos | 25 f | 6 fl
#31
Project update :

https://www.therecord.com/news-story/835...r-density/

We also now know the project name : Garment Street

Project website : http://garmentstreetcondos.com/
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#32
Interesting that they will be starting with the office building.
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#33
Sounds like a real win; increased heritage protection and reduced parking.
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#34
AND a half acre park! Win-win-win! Nice to see it seem like competent people were behind this one
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#35
Also the condo tower has been increased from 23 stories to 25. The commercial space is being reduced from 145,000 Sq ft to 130 000 Sq ft.
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#36
(03-28-2018, 11:44 PM)GtwoK Wrote: AND a half acre park! Win-win-win! Nice to see it seem like competent people were behind this one

Where will the park be?  I wonder if that was always in the plan or whether it came out of the neighbourhood consultation?
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#37
It's developments like this that are eroding my Waterloo snobbery. Great to see this approved. This district is going to be amazing in the coming years. Can't wait to see/hear more about the transit hub and other immediate developments. Hopefully they incorporate the heritage with the future like this project!
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#38
Victoria Street will have a very different feel in a couple of years
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#39
(03-29-2018, 08:36 AM)Watdot Wrote: It's developments like this that are eroding my Waterloo snobbery.  Great to see this approved.  This district is going to be amazing in the coming years.  Can't wait to see/hear more about the transit hub and other immediate developments.  Hopefully they incorporate the heritage with the future like this project!

Kitchener promises not to get snotty once the normal order of things is restored.  Smile
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#40
Some more details on the heritage aspects of this project in the Record, including this rendering of the atrium:

   

I think they've done an excellent job respecting the heritage of this building. There probably is an incentive as this type of office space seems to be in high demand, but I still think the effort is commendable.

Quote:One outside wall of the old factory will anchor a dramatic modern atrium of concrete and wood that leads to the modern, six-storey office building, said Christina Karney of McCallum Sather, the heritage consultants retained by the developer.
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It will also restore the original painted signs on the Victoria Street side and on the south facade with the original "The Huck Glove Co. Inc." painted in white lettering on a black background.
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