I have been advised through City Planning staff that a Re-Zoning application has been filed for 422-436 Roncesvalles Avenue and 76 Howard Park Avenue.
The site includes two commercial properties: 422 and 424 Roncesvalles Avenue and the former funeral parlor at 430-436 Roncesvalles Avenue, as well as the surface parking lot at the rear of these buildings located at 76 Howard Park Avenue.
I have a regular practice of requesting that developers meet with community members to review developers intentions and community comments prior to submitting a development application. The developer can then amend their proposal prior to their formal submission to the city. This practice has been well received and has helped to shape development in Ward 14.
This developer met with the community in April, 2015. They have now submitted an application that proposes an eight-storey mixed-use building containing 93 residential units plus six, four-storey grade-related townhouse units fronting onto the proposed private driveway off of Howard Park Avenue with 71 residential and 6 visitor parking spaces. Total of 99 bicycle spaces.
The eight storey building will have a height of 25.7 metres to the top of the eighth floor and 29.5 including the mechanical penthouse.
The information filed with the city will be available on-line at: http://app.toronto.ca/DevelopmentApplications/associatedApplicationsList.do?action=init&folderRsn=3816210&isCofASearch=false, Supporting Documentation.
City Planning staff are reviewing the application. A preliminary report on the zoning by-law amendment application will be submitted to Community Council in the near future.
There will be a statutory community meeting held once the city review takes place which will include an opportunity for further community input. City Planning staff and I will provide details on this meeting once information is available.