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The Block | 5 fl | U/C
#16
(01-23-2015, 10:15 PM)mpd618 Wrote:
(01-23-2015, 08:10 PM)Drake Wrote: Not a fan of the concept. The rendered buildings remind me of Ikea kitchen cabinets on a macro scale.

This is Schembri we're talking about here. Not really a company that seems to hold themselves to a high standard.

And sadly this might be a step up from some of their other work.
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#17
May 4, 2015

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#18
Driving by this construction site shows really how ridiculous it is having a complete block under construction minus one house.  
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#19
Looks like the developer is looking to squeeze more units out of this development.
http://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/mobile/let-s...-1.2531160
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#20
Perfect, increased density for the ugliest new development.

I vote they reduce the density of this project.  Smile
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#21
I think increased density is OK for the area -- it's not excessive anyway at six floors -- but the city should use this opportunity to force a better design for the development.
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#22
Six seems to fit in well with what's around it, or going to be around it.
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#23
December 22, 2015

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#24
(12-22-2015, 02:31 PM)Watdot Wrote: December 22, 2015

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When you're walking along the street, this development looks surprisingly -not terrible-.
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#25
I agree. I think the scale fits well too.
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#26
An update on the increased density request.

http://m.therecord.com/news-story/670494...ra-density-
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#27
Apparently the increased density request has been approved.

http://m.therecord.com/news-story/672517...le-project-
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#28
Steel beams are up for the next phase.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Hickory and Hemlock have a stack of steel beams. More low rise apartments coming soon. <a href="https://t.co/MOku92EhOV">pic.twitter.com/MOku92EhOV</a></p>&mdash; Mark Jackson-Brown (@Markster3000) <a href="https://twitter.com/Markster3000/status/879083567606898688">June 25, 2017</a></blockquote>


I like how the first phase is soft-convertible to have retail/service on the ground floor.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">275 Larch has ground level units with exterior facing doors. Ripe for conversion to retail/service when zoning/demand allows. <a href="https://t.co/XRxAxGuSsp">pic.twitter.com/XRxAxGuSsp</a></p>&mdash; Mark Jackson-Brown (@Markster3000) <a href="https://twitter.com/Markster3000/status/879084138082566144">June 25, 2017</a></blockquote>
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#29
Slow going project but there were a few workers on site.

January 15, 2018
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