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General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours
(09-11-2017, 02:56 PM)nms Wrote:
(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?

Fast food outlets on the ground floor, public health unit above to talk about sexual health, drug use prevention, mental health and other health issues, and a cardiac care unit above all of that.

Shouldn't they put the cardiac care immediately next to the fast food outlets, to avoid having to take the elevator after lunch? Wink
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Now remember, the congregation is looking to partner... not sell.... So one of the floors have to include worship space and there needs to be an area for community outreach. Although the ability to get Hotcakes & Sausage during a service makes me McHappy! Smile

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Give us this day our daily Big Mac? (They'll have to drop the George Weston account.)
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(09-11-2017, 02:56 PM)nms Wrote:
(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?

Fast food outlets on the ground floor, public health unit above to talk about sexual health, drug use prevention, mental health and other health issues, and a cardiac lare unit above all of that.

How about an ORNGE helipad on the top floor?
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(09-12-2017, 06:26 PM)MacBerry Wrote:
(09-11-2017, 02:56 PM)nms Wrote: Fast food outlets on the ground floor, public health unit above to talk about sexual health, drug use prevention, mental health and other health issues, and a cardiac lare unit above all of that.

How about an ORNGE helipad on the top floor?

Now we're talking....
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(08-22-2017, 10:13 AM)panamaniac Wrote: I seem to recall that the chimney will be retained.

Yep! It's been painted white.

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It's certainly not going to win any beauty awards, but still better than what it was.
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(09-24-2017, 09:29 AM)panamaniac Wrote: It's certainly not going to win any beauty awards, but still better than what it was.

The interior is quite a bit better -- assuming you like post-industrial chic. Smile

And I think the exterior should be good enough for 10 or so years, until the owner is ready to redevelop it.
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A nice job repainting the original Lang signage at the Tannery:

   
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Drove on Scott street on Thursday and saw that the houses across from the court house were boarded up with fresh wood. Guessing this means no demolition for awhile.

Also the for sale signs for the land at the corner of Scott and Weber have been taken away. Maybe its been sold?
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Interesting article in The Record about the expected boom in downtown development of everyone trying to get in before the development fee waiver expires. City certainly seems to be saying there's far more in the pipeline than just what we know about publicly.

Quote:"We're going to be swamped (with applications), from what we're hearing," said Jennifer Young in Kitchener's building department.

The number of site plan applications for new developments in the downtown is already up, she said. "We're seeing volumes more than usual … We'll have a lot of construction, if they're all approved. We're looking at a significant amount."

https://www.therecord.com/news-story/758...-new-fees/
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Hopefully momentum in downtown will be so strong in 2019 that strong demand for development will continue without incentives.
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It will be interesting to see which projects proceed in the next two years - it seems a tricky thing to balance the financial incentives against the potential oversupply of apartments in Downtown.
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Depending on how the development incentive numbers work out, it's also possible to put up a building with the expectation that for the first year or two there will be some unsold/unrented units.
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Some more work being done on the downtown Manulife building? Yesterday a small crew in a lift were removing miscellaneous brick from the the top floor on the Gaukel-facing side of the building. Testing for more potential windows? Or just a regular "checkup"?
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