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.

Former glove factory anchors major development in downtown Kitchener

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.

SIXO Midtown unveiled!

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.

The Record explores Workplace development near future LRT stations

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.

Kitchener Post showcases “Building Up Midtown”

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.

CBC News Kitchener-Waterloo features SIXO Midtown

A regional developer wants to revamp a section of Kitchener near the proposed new transit hub to create a neighbourhood with what it calls an “urban village” vibe.

The Zehr Group is planning condominiums, ground-level storefronts and office space on a six-acre site on the corner of King and Victoria streets.

Big changes coming to King Street West with condos, apartments, retail and offices

The purchase of a small property paves the way for a big redevelopment of 2.4 hectares of land fronting along King Street West that will cost hundreds of millions of dollars.

The Zehr Group announced Friday it completed the purchase of 641 King St. W. in Kitchener, and now owns all of the land between the railway tracks and Wellington Street South, and into the block as far as the Ontario Seed property.

One Hundred groundbreaking latest sign of downtown Kitchener’s boom

Ground broke Monday on what will soon become the newest set of condo towers looming over the downtown Kitchener skyline.

One Hundred – the name for the 19-storey and 15-storey buildings going up at 100 Victoria Street South, just south of Joseph Street – is the work of Momentum Developments, which also built the 1 Victoria tower at Victoria and King streets.