Chain link fencing has been put up around the entire block. I wonder if we'll see boarding up soon and then excavation?
Hmm...so is that corner building slated to be torn down, or is the article mistaken?The Kitchener Downtown Community Health Centre is inching closer to claiming its permanent home at the building’s southeast corner. After nearly a decade at the corner of Duke and Frederick streets, the centre moved into its brand new, custom designed space in February.
The centre is operating amid continuing construction for now. Their former home was slated to be demolished to make way for the new consolidated courthouse and they had to move out before their new space was completed.
We won't know for sure until courthouse renderings are released, but I believe it was just a reporting error and the correct line is:
"Their former home is slated to be demolished to make way for the new consolidated courthouse and they had to move out before their new space was completed."
Actually I think it's staying now. Ellis Don has a sign up on it, and another stating that it's their site office. So I guess it stays?
This is what the site looks like today, should make a good before/after shot
There are a couple big excavators on the site and it looks like they've torn up the asphalt in a few spots. Lets hope they get going this week
Let's see the renders already! How ugly can it be? ... oh.
Based on other consolidated courthouses and projects by Infrastructure Ontario it should be quite nice.
March 31, 2010
I still don't know (and want to) how much of that that corner building will come down. Looks like maybe just that brick part?
The red brick portion is now completely gone.
Is there any renderings of this project yet?
April 6, 2010
So Im getting the impression they're just breaking up the concrete and then they'll start the real excavating and soil pinning?
According to this DTS report, it looks like there's going to be two cranes on site.
LICENSING AGREEMENT, NEW PROVINCIAL COURTHOUSE
REPORT TO: Development & Technical Services Committee
DATE OF REPORT: March 19, 2010 | DATE OF MEETING: April 12, 2010
SUBMITTED BY: John McBride, Director of Transportation Planning
PREPARED BY: Ken Mayer, Coordinator of Traffic Planning
REPORT NO.: DTS-10-066
RECOMMENDATION: That the Director of Engineering be authorized to execute an agreement satisfactory to the City Solicitor permitting the operation of crane(s) over City land in connection with the construction of the Provincial Courthouse; and further, That the Director of Engineering be authorized to execute future agreements satisfactory to the City Solicitor permitting the installation or operation of crane(s) on or over City land.
BACKGROUND: The construction of the new Provincial Courthouse at the intersections of Weber St./Frederick St./ Duke St./Scott St. will require the use of a tower crane on the site. The swing boom of the crane will be operated over City land adjacent to the site, specifically sections of Duke St. and Scott St. An agreement is required for approval to operate over municipal property.
REPORT: Construction of the Provincial Courthouse on the block bounded by Weber St./Frederick St./Duke St./Scott St. requires the use of a construction tower crane on the site. The operation of the crane will entail the hoisting/movement of the crane boom and construction material/equipment above and over portions of Duke St. and Scott St. as illustrated on Appendix “A” attached. Normal use of these roads by pedestrians and vehicles will not be affected by the crane operation. Installation and operation of the crane is anticipated to commence in the later part of May 2010. Approval for the encroachment over City land by the crane operation is to be provided in the form of a licensing agreement between the City and the appropriate parties in accordance with the terms set out to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor.
Last edited by UrbanWaterloo; 05-27-2010 at 11:36 PM.
April 12, 2010