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Station Park (née SIXO) | 28 + 20? + 12? + ? fl | Proposed
It's a rather strange turn of events for this property.
It felt like we waited a along while to see project renders, a whole new website and renders were released early this year, shortly after it seemed the property went up for sale and now the project has a new name and potentially a new vision.
No sales were ever attempted as far as I can tell.
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How awesome if the new vision included a 50 storey condo
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I think it's safe to say we have no idea what the vision for this site will actually be (my prediction)
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Kitchener Sixo site acquired by new developer, being 'reimagined'

https://www.kitchenerpost.ca/news-story/...imagined-/

Quote:VanMar Developments, a division of VanMar Constructors Inc., announced its acquisition of the property at 607-641 King St. W. earlier this week.

The development project has been rebranded "Station Park" and will be somewhat similar to the concept introduced by the Zehr Group back in 2017, according to Paul Leveck, founder and CEO of Urban Legend Developments Ltd., a partner with VanMar.
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I hope they can "reimagine" a better name before they build something. Might as well just call it "apartment block" or something.
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Looking at the projects done by VanMar makes me really nervous about this project now

http://vanmarconstructors.com/projects/

Doubt were gonna get anything half respectable from these guys. Damn....
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(12-23-2018, 04:44 AM)Archetype Wrote: Looking at the projects done by VanMar makes me really nervous about this project now

http://vanmarconstructors.com/projects/

Doubt were gonna get anything half respectable from these guys. Damn....

They are doing Caroline SPR (formerly 155 Uptown) so they do have a bit of local experience now.
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(12-23-2018, 04:44 AM)Archetype Wrote: Looking at the projects done by VanMar makes me really nervous about this project now

http://vanmarconstructors.com/projects/

Doubt were gonna get anything half respectable from these guys. Damn....

Perhaps they (city) want something smaller so they can keep the helipad where it is. Though they did have a few larger projects. Hopefully something good comes up.
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(12-23-2018, 04:44 AM)Archetype Wrote: Looking at the projects done by VanMar makes me really nervous about this project now

http://vanmarconstructors.com/projects/

Doubt were gonna get anything half respectable from these guys. Damn....

Van Mar: A company that appears to have no future visioning ... yet in 2019 Zehrs is just cutting and running
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It may well have been too big a project for Zehr to tackle on their own. It was originally a partnership with Momentum, but it seems that partnership somehow transferred to 100 Victoria, leaving Zehr (the owner of the property) on their own for SIXO.
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This quote from the Kitchener Post article dampens my optimism for the project :

“We recognize the community is very sensitive to the development because of its scale and we want to make sure we remain sensitive to those concerns,” he added.
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Does this mean it is a total blank slate? Back to the drawing board? All of the previous concept artwork is null?
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I know there has been a recent surge in development, unprecedented in the history of DTK, but as I was entering downtown Toronto last night, marvelling at yet 5+ new high rise condos going up (40+ stories) that weren't there the last time I strolled through, I thought man we are slow in making decisions in KW aren't we ha.
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Toronto is a wee bit larger than Kitchener, though, so the sheer number of new buildings is bound to be higher. In the last 12 months, we have started construction on 100 Victoria, Charlie West, DTK, Arrow 2 and Barra, if I have my dates correct. Not 40+ stories, but there is no doubt that the activity level is high.
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(01-05-2019, 12:02 PM)Momo26 Wrote: I know there has been a recent surge in development, unprecedented in the history of DTK, but as I was entering downtown Toronto last night, marvelling at yet 5+ new high rise condos going up (40+ stories) that weren't there the last time I strolled through, I thought man we are slow in making decisions in KW aren't we ha.

Compared to Ottawa, I find that K-W moves at the speed of light.  Think decades, rather than years.
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