Kitchener’s Billion-dollar building boom

New development firm tackles project in downtown Kitchener

The Huck Glove development marriage between old and new

KITCHENER — Architect Matt Bolen is combining two buildings — an old factory and a new glass-walled office — in a project that reflects the changes happening around the downtown.

All of the approvals and permits are in hand for the $250-million development at Victoria Street South and Bramm Street, which will include three condo towers containing 669 units, and an office-commercial building that will be constructed around the 112-year-old former Huck Glove factory.

31-storey Charlie West condo tower breaks ground in downtown Kitchener

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.

Shared spaces, amenities part of new approach to condo development

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.”

Huck Glove redevelopment merges old, modern

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.

Huck Glove gets stronger heritage protection, in exchange for higher density

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.