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General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours
(10-05-2017, 11:14 AM)GtwoK Wrote: 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"?

or ... checking for location and structure to connect a sky-bridge to the as yet unannounced 50 storey building at Charles and Gaukel  Confused
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(10-05-2017, 10:07 PM)MacBerry Wrote:
(10-05-2017, 11:14 AM)GtwoK Wrote: 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"?

or ... checking for location and structure to connect a sky-bridge to the as yet unannounced 50 storey building at Charles and Gaukel  Confused

Uhm... Charlie West. 26+ floors, almost sold out.
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Wow. That's fantastic. Good for them
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(10-08-2017, 07:01 PM)urbd Wrote:
(10-05-2017, 10:07 PM)MacBerry Wrote: or ... checking for location and structure to connect a sky-bridge to the as yet unannounced 50 storey building at Charles and Gaukel  Confused

Uhm... Charlie West. 26+ floors, almost sold out.

Wrong side of the street. I was referring to the side with the old post office!
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(10-08-2017, 10:52 PM)GtwoK Wrote:
(10-08-2017, 07:01 PM)urbd Wrote: Uhm... Charlie West. 26+ floors, almost sold out.

Wrong side of the street. I was referring to the side with the old post office!

BUT IT'S OUR HERITAGE!
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(10-05-2017, 10:07 PM)MacBerry Wrote:
(10-05-2017, 11:14 AM)GtwoK Wrote: 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"?

or ... checking for location and structure to connect a sky-bridge to the as yet unannounced 50 storey building at Charles and Gaukel  Confused

wait, theres a 50 storey building going up?
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Will it let them clear out the rest of the coal tar, or did they get it all the first time?
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The house at the corner of Waterloo Street and Bismark Avenue was demolished on Friday. If I recall correctly, a duplex dwelling is planned there (it had been marketed for ages, finally sold a few weeks back).

Edit: Apologies for poor picture quality.


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The KW Habilitation affordable housing complex at 108 Sydney Street is well into the construction phase (currently on the third of fourth floor).
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(08-15-2017, 07:48 PM)Pheidippides Wrote: Looks like something is afoot at 624 King St W and 19 Wellington St N. A city of Kitchener report states that the holding provision on the Wellington address should be lifted following consolidation of the two properties:
"Staff have confirmed through the necessary documentation from the Land Registry Office that the subject lands at 19 Wellington Street North have been consolidated together with the lands addressed as 624 King Street West."

Does anyone know what's happening here. Recently the house at 19 Wellington was demolished along with the structures on 624 King St W (The former Hasty Market).
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I went over to Phat Cat Shawarma for lunch last week, and was surprised to find it no longer existed. The owner had been talking about opening up for weekends now that Kind was open again, so I really didn't think the building was going to come down soon...

The building permit is for a three storey mixed use (yay) building at 624 King West.
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(10-25-2017, 07:28 AM)MidTowner Wrote: I went over to Phat Cat Shawarma for lunch last week, and was surprised to find it no longer existed. The owner had been talking about opening up for weekends now that Kind was open again, so I really didn't think the building was going to come down soon...

The building permit is for a three storey mixed use (yay) building at 624 King West.

3 story?  So I guess it's not this design from a few years back anymore http://www.abarchitect.ca/Project.htm?bS...4F96F9D4BD
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The City of Kitchener is considering lowering the asking price for 152 Shanley St, which I think is a positive step in order to get the ball on potential redevelopment rolling.


http://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/asking-price...-1.3648873
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(10-25-2017, 10:23 PM)rangersfan Wrote: The City of Kitchener is considering lowering the asking price for 152 Shanley St, which I think is a positive step in order to get the ball on potential redevelopment rolling.


http://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/asking-price...-1.3648873

The City needs to pre-zone for additional density and drop the purchase price to $1 before we see any action on it imo. Too much hair on it.
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(10-25-2017, 09:46 PM)notmyfriends Wrote:
(10-25-2017, 07:28 AM)MidTowner Wrote: I went over to Phat Cat Shawarma for lunch last week, and was surprised to find it no longer existed. The owner had been talking about opening up for weekends now that Kind was open again, so I really didn't think the building was going to come down soon...

The building permit is for a three storey mixed use (yay) building at 624 King West.

3 story?  So I guess it's not this design from a few years back anymore http://www.abarchitect.ca/Project.htm?bS...4F96F9D4BD

Thanks for finding that! I couldn't when I looked a while back.

Guess not. I really hope it winds up being something with that grid iron shape with the weird intersection angle, though.
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