Soil has been turned for the new Charlie West condos at the corner of Charles and Gaukel streets in downtown Kitchener.
When finished, the building will be 31-storeys high and include about 300 residential units, as well as about 6,000 square feet of retail at the base of the Charles Street side.
It’s one of the many highrise condominiums currently under development in Kitchener by the Zehr Group and Momentum Developments, collectively known as the Momentum Partnership.
KITCHENER — In the traditional condo world, a building’s amenities are a perk of ownership, there for the use and enjoyment of the residents.
Scott Higgins sees things a bit differently.
“For me, the amenity is the neighbourhood,” the president of Hip Developments said Thursday during a panel discussion on development in the region presented by the Kitchener-Waterloo Association of Realtors. “We have to activate our streets.”
KITCHENER — The heritage Huck Glove building will be showcased in a three-storey modern atrium, in plans unveiled by heritage planners working on the redevelopment of the old industrial building.
Heritage consultants hired by the developer behind the project at 120 Victoria St. S. laid out their plans to conserve the 1907 former glove factory this week at a meeting of the city’s heritage committee.
The $120-million project, which includes a 25-storey, 300-unit condo tower behind the office building, is being developed by Waterloo-based Momentum Developments, Kitchener’s Zehr Group and KingSett Capital of Toronto.
Kitchener council has approved zoning that allows a 25-storey condo tower and a six-storey office tower to rise up beside the heritage Huck Glove building. In exchange for the increased density, the city got much stronger heritage protection for the 1907 former glove factory.
The Huck Glove building on Victoria Street South is centre stage in a $120-million development that will include brick-and-beam offices, new commercial space and a 23-storey condominium.
A local developer has unveiled plans for a massive “urban village” that would add almost 1,000 residential units and one million square feet of new buildings to a site just outside Kitchener’s downtown.
Investors are building more highrises near planned rail transit stations and people are moving into them, census counts and building permits show.
Several towers have sprouted near three planned stations in downtown Waterloo. New census counts reveal that neighbourhoods around the stations are growing at triple the regional rate, adding 1,087 residents since 2011.
Zac Zehr can see the future from a second-floor balcony at the former Ratz-Bechtel funeral home on King Street W. — the view will be much different a decade from now.
A massive mixed-use development with four residential towers is going to be built out across the city’s skyline, just north of the Victoria Street intersection.
Zehr has already promised to bring us back for an after-photo.