Going by this stretch of King st yesterday I noticed some excavation work was taking place between 345 King and 333 King st, has anyone seen any info for the project taking place? It could have been some utility work but with all of these stucco monsters going up it gets confusing to track them all.
September 5, 2012
Good looking building potentially. The massing is better than the crazy wide blocks next to it.
The bad however is clear. Students only. No ground floor retail. That's ok, it's not like it's Waterloo's main street or anything. Oh wait.
Looks like this will be the next site to have a crane...
September 25, 2012
The crane's gone up and it's the tallest in Waterloo Region...
October 8, 2012
How many people are thinkg- gee I am glad I live in Kitchener, no where near these buildings on King?
Downtown needs three to five more years like the one it had this year to again be an urban core that people consider a destination. Personally, I find Uptown very nice, with a solid retail component (and the Princess Cinemas!), but somehow lacking in character, although I do like the plaza at Waterloo Square. There seem to be two different camps of residents in terms of those who favour Uptown and those who are drawn Downtown (although the vast majority still seems wedded to the suburbs).
Edit: Sorry, I went off-topic. I don't find this tower any worse that most of those that have gone up around it, but that's not saying much. Absent a more vibrant street life north of Uptown, it is hard to find good things to say about what has been happening with all these five bedroom student apartments.
Last edited by panamaniac; 11-09-2012 at 04:28 PM.
5th Floor - December 13, 2012
8th Floor - January 16, 2013
Windows have been installed on the first few floors...
12th Floor - February 26, 2013
17th Floor - March 29, 2013
20th Floor - April 23, 2013
I actually really like the dark brick. Too bad the building it's covering doesn't make me the feel the same way.