Development at 422-430 Roncesvalles Ave

Friends,

As you may already know, a pre-application meeting for the development at 422-430 Roncesvalles Avenue and 76 Howard Park Avenue was held on Tuesday April 7th, 2015.

The meeting was suggested by Councillor Perks to allow the developer to review their proposed plans with the community and to hear the community’s comments and concerns with the development of this site.

During the meeting the developer showed plans for an 8-storey brick residential building with ground floor retail. The entrance/exit is proposed off of Howard Park Avenue. The underground portion would accommodate parking for 90 spaces and loading /unloading facilities.

The community raised concerns about the height of the building, the impact of shadow on neighbouring properties, the route for garbage and service trucks, and noise from vents. General concerns about the impact of the development on area traffic and on parking spaces in the area were also raised.

There were also specific concerns raised about the impact of the proposed development on back lots of Roncesvalles Avenue properties. The developer has agreed to meet with those property owners separately.

Councillor Perks shared his concern that the proposal does not respect the guideline for height of mid-rise buildings on an Avenue with a character designation.

The applicant has now heard from the community and they have asked for some time to review community comments before they proceed. The formal application to the City has not yet been filed. To view the presentation from the pre-application community meeting, visit: https://secureservercdn.net/198.71.233.189/1kc.086.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/422-430RoncesvallesPublicMeetingPresentation.pdf.

Please feel free to contact our office if you require any further information or wish to comment.

Sincerely,
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Gord