35, 41-63, 65 and 95 High Park Avenue and 66 and 102-116 Pacific Avenue public meeting about townhouse demolishing for construction of apartment buildings.

 

Being considered, Etobicoke York Community Council consideration on April 4, 2017.

Basic facts,

These applications propose to demolish two existing blocks of rental townhouses containing 20 units and also to eliminate four existing 2 bedroom rental apartment units (3 units in 66 Pacific Avenue and 1 in 65 High Park Avenue), to facilitate the development of four new apartment buildings containing a total of 1,031 new rental dwelling units, and having building heights of 39, 34, 29 and 8 stories, on the lands municipally known as 35, 41-63, 65 and 95 High Park Avenue and 66 and 102-116 Pacific Avenue.

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Preliminary Report – 35, 41-63, 65 and 95 High Park Avenue and 66 and 102-116 Pacific Avenue – Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment and Rental Housing Demolition Applications
Origin
(March 17, 2017) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District
Recommendations
The City Planning Division recommends that:

1. Staff be directed to schedule a community consultation meeting for the lands at 35, 41-63, 65 and 95 High Park Avenue and 66 and 102-116 Pacific Avenue together with the Ward Councillor.

2. Notice for the community consultation meeting be given to landowners and residents within 120 metres of the site.

3. Notice for the public meeting under the Planning Act be given according to the regulations of the Planning Act.

4. Staff be directed to undertake an area-based character study for the Apartment Neighbourhoods designated lands located north of Bloor Street West, west of Keele Street, south of Glenlake Avenue and east of Gothic Avenue. This study is anticipated to result in a Site and Area Specific Policy (SASP) that will identify existing area characteristics, and provide guidance on appropriate infill opportunities and constraints. The study is not to include any lands fronting on Bloor Street West or any lands included in the Bloor West Village Avenue study, which is currently underway.

5. Staff be directed to report to Etobicoke York Community Council on the findings of the area-based character study and anticipated SASP no later than the second quarter of 2018, but prior to, or concurrent with, any Recommendation Report on any site-specific applications associated with individual development proposals in the study area.
Summary
These applications propose to demolish two existing blocks of rental townhouses containing 20 units and also to eliminate four existing 2 bedroom rental apartment units (3 units in 66 Pacific Avenue and 1 in 65 High Park Avenue), to facilitate the development of four new apartment buildings containing a total of 1,031 new rental dwelling units, and having building heights of 39, 34, 29 and 8 stories, on the lands municipally known as 35, 41-63, 65 and 95 High Park Avenue and 66 and 102-116 Pacific Avenue.

The lands are currently developed with four rental apartment buildings which would be maintained, ranging in height from 15 storeys to 26 storeys, and twenty 2 storey townhouses. The proposed development would add 1,031 new rental units to the 964 rental units to be retained (24 are proposed to be eliminated) for a total of 1,995 rental dwelling units on the lands. The proposal also includes 1,795 m2 of non-residential floor space, which would result in a total floor area of approximately 151,300 m2.

To accommodate the full build out, a total of 1,444 vehicle parking spaces, 1,217 bicycle parking spaces and 10 loading facilities are proposed. Approximately 2,400 m2 of indoor and 4,000 m2 of outdoor amenity space is proposed.

An application for Rental Housing Demolition and Conversion under Section 111 of the City of Toronto Act (Chapter 667 of the Municipal Code) has been submitted and will be reviewed concurrently with the Official Plan and Zoning By-law and Official Plan Amendment application.

This report provides preliminary information on the above-noted applications and seeks Community Council’s directions on further processing of the applications and on the community consultation process as well as recommendations to direct staff to conduct an area-based character study.

A community consultation meeting is recommended to be held in late April or early May, in consultation with the Ward Councillor, with a Final Report and related Public Meeting under the Planning Act, targeted for the second quarter of 2018. A Tenant Consultation Meeting will also be held during the application review.

This target assumes the findings of the area-based character study have been concluded as outlined in Recommendations 4 and 5, and that the applicant provides all required information in a timely manner.
Financial Impact
The recommendations in this report have no financial impact.
Background Information
(March 17, 2017) Report from the Director, Community Planning, Etobicoke York District regarding an Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment and Rental Housing Demolition Applications – Preliminary Report – 35, 41-63, 65 and 95 High Park Avenue and 66 and 102-116 Pacific Avenue
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/ey/bgrd/backgroundfile-102029.pdf

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