1420 Richmond Road, 365 Forest Street and 2583 and 2589 Bond Street
365 Forest Street is coming to Planning and Housing Committee on Wednesday, April 19th. This application has been around for a while and a public meeting was held by my office back in August 2020.
The proposed development falls within the ongoing Lincoln Fields Secondary Plan. The development will be within 800 metres of the future Lincoln Fields O-Train Station, and the proposal will create density in proximity to the future station. The proposed building heights are in-line with this plan.
Currently this is a vacant lot, and this development will contribute to the Mainstreet feel on Richmond Road.
The proposal is for two 12-storey buildings. One mixed used building fronting on Richmond Road with 168 dwelling units and a residential building fronting Bond Street containing 223 dwelling units. The mixed-use building proposes 13 one-bedroom units, 102 one-bedroom with den units, 42 two-bedroom units and 11 bachelor units. The second building proposes 12 one-bedroom units, 145 one-bedroom with den units, 43 two-bedroom units and 23 bachelor units.
No off-street car parking is required with this zoning, due to proximity to transit. Visitor parking is required, and will have 12 spaces, and 420 underground parking spaces will also be created for residents in the building.
The proposal includes bicycle parking 120 spaces for Tower A, and 112 spaces for Tower B.
This development also went through the Urban Design Review Panel. The Panel aiding in the following:
• A setback of 6 metres was implemented on Tower B above the sixth storey on the east side
• Access to underground garage is accessed from Bond Street only, while the roundabout with access from Forest Street is for loading and drop-off
• Landscaping changes were made which will reduce pedestrian traffic immediately abutting Tower B to the east
• The corner unit of Tower A at Richmond Road and Forest Street has been changed from a residential to a commercial unit
• POPS has been redesigned and incorporates a projecting overhang from Tower A.
• Changes have been made to the pathway locations to provide clear access while providing improved landscaped buffer between the at-grade public and private realm
However, some recommendations were not taken, including:
• Illuminating the top of the building will not occur to limit light pollution. Lighting will be provided at a pedestrian scale in the patio area, exterior space and garden.
• Lower floors have not been cut back, but the building shape has been adjusted to improve the façade along Richmond Road
Note, applicants do not have to make changes based on the Urban Design Review Panel recommendations, but it is encouraged.
Residents can sign up as a delegate for the committee if they wish to make further comments on the zoning by-law application for this project.
Please contact Kelly Crozier, Committee Coordinator no later than 9am April 19, 2023.
(613) 580-2424, ext. 16875