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.”