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General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours
I believe so, it's unfortunate but I haven't see any activity from Insider in a long while, I always found their posts informative.
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Maybe they got tired of our impatient teasing.
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And you have firm confirmation now !!

https://www.therecord.com/news-story/732...ure-store/
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(05-18-2017, 05:46 AM)Rainrider22 Wrote: And you have firm confirmation now !!

https://www.therecord.com/news-story/732...ure-store/

Happy to see them growing so much.  I wonder if there would be some way to connect the buildings.  Having them side by side with no connection seems like a waste.
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(05-12-2017, 02:33 PM)nms Wrote: It looks like the Victoria/Westmount medical campus will be getting a big upgrade.  As I passed by there was a "Coming Soon" sign that showed a mixed-use project with (I believe) medical offices on the main floor and residential above for at least two or three stories.

I think this is just on the former Taco Bell property:
   
Everyone move to the back of the bus and we all get home faster.
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Some work being done on the old Schlichter's property on Queen:
   
Everyone move to the back of the bus and we all get home faster.
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(05-21-2017, 09:38 AM)Pheidippides Wrote:
(05-12-2017, 02:33 PM)nms Wrote: It looks like the Victoria/Westmount medical campus will be getting a big upgrade.  As I passed by there was a "Coming Soon" sign that showed a mixed-use project with (I believe) medical offices on the main floor and residential above for at least two or three stories.

I think this is just on the former Taco Bell property:

I think it is to but I don't know for sure. According to this website the developer owns both properties. http://www.profunds.ca/invest-westmount.html
http://www.profunds.ca/invest-kitchener.html
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(05-22-2017, 05:00 AM)TMKM94 Wrote:
(05-21-2017, 09:38 AM)Pheidippides Wrote: I think this is just on the former Taco Bell property:

I think it is to but I don't know for sure. According to this website the developer owns both properties. http://www.profunds.ca/invest-westmount.html
http://www.profunds.ca/invest-kitchener.html

I only said that because based on the billboard's render it looks like the driveway entrance to Angel's.


Does the billboard on the Victoria side show a different render?
Everyone move to the back of the bus and we all get home faster.
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From the investor info sheet linked on the Profunds page:

[Image: UsYSmmu.png]
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(05-19-2017, 09:35 AM)Spokes Wrote:
(05-18-2017, 05:46 AM)Rainrider22 Wrote: And you have firm confirmation now !!

https://www.therecord.com/news-story/732...ure-store/

Happy to see them growing so much.  I wonder if there would be some way to connect the buildings.  Having them side by side with no connection seems like a waste.

I am thinking it is significantly cheaper for individuals to put on a coat and go outside for a fresh 20 metre air break. Thalmic likely will need a larger space over the next 3-5 years and so newer digs might mean they would sell the first smaller building.
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Not really news but I just came across the sales brochure for Trinity United Church property and it lists a bid submission deadline by April 5, 2017.

I wonder how much interest this property garnered, it's a fantastic location.

http://www.collierscanada.com/21367
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(05-21-2017, 10:43 AM)Pheidippides Wrote: Some work being done on the old Schlichter's property on Queen:

Not sure how much is known about this development yet, but I found out today that the upper floor(s?) — the side facing Queen — is being split into 2 startup offices. I can't name the one, as it's not 100% finalized yet, but if all goes well they should be looking at a September move in date.
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I hope someone will post pics of the upcoming conversion of Goudies Lane into a pedestrian patio. There are a number of spots Downtown that could, someday, benefit from similar treatment, istm. If it's a success, it would be great to see the hours extended to evenings and Saturdays.
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(05-29-2017, 10:21 AM)panamaniac Wrote: I hope someone will post pics of the upcoming conversion of Goudies Lane into a pedestrian patio.  There are a number of spots Downtown that could, someday, benefit from similar treatment, istm.  If it's a success, it would be great to see the hours extended to evenings and Saturdays.

The 9-5 hours are a real head-scratcher for me. Isn't that one of the problems with downtown Kitchener, that everyone rolls up the carpet and heads home at 5 o'clock? I like the idea in general, but unless it's for dinner hours or weekends, I'm never going to make use of it.
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(05-29-2017, 10:39 AM)kaiserdiver Wrote:
(05-29-2017, 10:21 AM)panamaniac Wrote: I hope someone will post pics of the upcoming conversion of Goudies Lane into a pedestrian patio.  There are a number of spots Downtown that could, someday, benefit from similar treatment, istm.  If it's a success, it would be great to see the hours extended to evenings and Saturdays.

The 9-5 hours are a real head-scratcher for me. Isn't that one of the problems with downtown Kitchener, that everyone rolls up the carpet and heads home at 5 o'clock? I like the idea in general, but unless it's for dinner hours or weekends, I'm never going to make use of it.

What it's missing is street cafe's. Creating a patio and adding some artwork is going to fall flat - contrast this with European cities like Rome or Vienna where every little side alley has unique cafe's and restaurants to discover. I was recently in Jakarta, and they had created a 'simulated' lane out of a long concrete walkway/hallway that entered a parking garage - they had added everything from cobblestone to building facades - but then look up and you see the concrete beams and ceilings of a parking garage - in the simulated lane and inside the restaurants/cafes themselves. It was amazing - we spent an entire evening at a table on the 'street' drinking wine (and it kept striking me that I was drinking in a parking garage ... but it worked!) How do we get the adjacent owners to create retail (cafe/restaurant) space for lease - that is what will really bring the lane(s) to life.
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