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General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours
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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(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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I was in town for the weekend and noticed that work is underway on both the former Budds store and the former Schreiters store. Great to see!
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