13-storey condo in Kitchener’s Belmont Village

https://www.therecord.com/news/waterloo-region/2020/12/23/developer-proposes-13-storey-condo-in-kitcheners-belmont-village.html

Check out the top of Charlie West

Many would assume this is simply a spirit of Christmas, but its actually a very old tradition – Pine trees atop construction projects are part of a very old tradition which dates back to ancient Scandinavia.  They are often hoisted up to the top storey of a building to signify the completion of the last floor.  I even read that the evergreen is symbolic of a project completed with no lives lost.  Now that is something to celebrate!

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.”