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General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours
Does St Mark's Lutheran own the parking lot behind the church?
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I'm a member there, so there have been on going discussions, we are slowly approaching the final decision of our future.

The church does a lot of community ministry, and hosts a lot of non-profit groups and meetings.  The church will likely be seeking a partner who can allow us to continue to have a worship space, as well as continue to have a downtown (uptown I guess) presence and hosting space for these community groups.

The church is not looking to sell off for a profit, they want a partner.  The main thought process right now is leaning towards partnering with GRH, who is land locked.  In the next month or so the congregation will decide on the next steps.

Coke

EDIT: Parking lot is owned by the city, with a use agreement for Sunday mornings.  There is a small 3 car lot owned by the church at the rear, and the small lot at the front.
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I'm curious about Pheidippides' question at post #1072. R-5 zoning has certain uses permitted...it seems that a parking lot, not being on that list, should not be allowed on the Wellington Street site.
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I'm definitely curious to see what might get built at the St. Mark's site. What do you build adjacent to a high school and bordering a hospital?
My Twitter: @KevinLMaps
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(09-01-2017, 11:15 PM)MacBerry Wrote: Looking WEST:


Call me nostalgic but as much as things progress, I'll somehow miss that view.
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(09-06-2017, 03:05 PM)KevinL Wrote: I'm definitely curious to see what might get built at the St. Mark's site. What do you build adjacent to a high school and bordering a hospital?

GRH could probably use this space and the office space across the street to build something that straddles the road.
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Don't think I've seen this posted yet. Apologies if it belongs in a different thread

https://www.therecord.com/news-story/753...-of-light/

I really like this idea Smile. I'm not a huge fan of the new portion of the tannery that's being revitalized for Deloitte (FAR too much wasted space for something directly downtown), but lighting up the smoketsack / having customizable lighting for holidays and events could really add some vibrancy to that side of downtown, and make it a bit more pleasant and inviting to walk along. Expanding the perceived "downtown" area, effectively. To me at least.
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I'm not sure how much of a customization/light show you can do with only eight flood lights ("approved a proposal to install eight lights at the base of the smokestack").

Now if it where eight Christie Digital projectors like on city hall last year that might be news worthy.
Everyone move to the back of the bus and we all get home faster.
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Not really floodlights, as the LED beams will be highly directional. Four colours possible on each one, plus changes, so there is indeed some programming possible.
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21 Cedar St, at the corner of Charles St, and next to the Kitchener Market LRT station, is posted for sale as a redevelopment property.
http://21cedar.schmidtrealty.ca/

An asking price of $1.15M for 0.19 acres, or just over $6M an acre. Not as high as the Crown property in Waterloo but substantially higher than other ones I have seen. A great location, but it's really quite small, greatly limiting what you can do with it, regardless of the zoning.
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(09-07-2017, 12:23 PM)tomh009 Wrote: 21 Cedar St, at the corner of Charles St, and next to the Kitchener Market LRT station, is posted for sale as a redevelopment property.
http://21cedar.schmidtrealty.ca/

An asking price of $1.15M for 0.19 acres, or just over $6M an acre.  Not as high as the Crown property in Waterloo but substantially higher than other ones I have seen.  A great location, but it's really quite small, greatly limiting what you can do with it, regardless of the zoning.

Lot consolidation. Any developer would try to buy other neighbouring properties as well, then ask for a zone change to allow more density. Here comes another 21 storey slab tower.
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http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/amazon-s...-1.4278642

Hope KW makes a pitch.
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(09-07-2017, 01:29 PM)strickliability Wrote: http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/amazon-s...-1.4278642

Hope KW makes a pitch.

There is some discussion in the business thread already.
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Just seen a sales listing for a collection of properties along King st E (1015 to 1051).

http://www.coupalmarkou.com/assets/uploa...51sale.pdf
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Their LRT diagram at the very bottom is out of date - shows the old separate-platforms configuration...
My Twitter: @KevinLMaps
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