1000 Bathurst (4s)

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  1. androiduk

    androiduk Senior Member

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    Application: Zoning Review Status: Not Started

    Location: 1000 BATHURST ST
    TORONTO M5R 3G7

    Ward 20: Trinity-Spadina

    Application#: 11 225589 ZPR 00 ZR Accepted Date: Jun 23, 2011

    Project: Houses and Apartments New Building

    Description: Proposal to demolish existing mixed use building and construct a new 6 storey apartment building. New building will contain 20 dwelling units with storage in the basement. This property includes 1000 and 1002 Bathurst Street, same owner.


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  2. the lemur

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    Looks like things are about to get moving on this one. A committee of adjustment application will be submitted soon for variances including 'height, setbacks, and angular plane penetration' (to quote Adam Vaughan's office).

    The applicant has described the project as follows:

    'The project looks to spur further development along a stale stretch of
    Bathurst St. with a building that fits with the neighborhood
    architecturally. This has been an area that has been designated by the
    City for intensification guided by the mid rise principles. The project
    will also be designed as energy efficient as economically possible.
    Right now we are looking to design the building at 25% more energy
    efficient than the O.B.C. requires. Lastly, the project aims to bring
    high quality Loft Like Units 'for rent' in the area geared to upper year
    grad students and young professionals'

    Seems pretty tall for the area and also for the width of the lot. Any thoughts?
     
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  3. Tulse

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    Six stories seems reasonable if the area is intended for intensification. This could really catalyze more development here, and this section of Bathurst could certainly use it -- it is somewhat absurd that a major thoroughfare like this is lined with decrepit rental houses. Some midrise apartments/condos with street-level retail would vastly improve the area.
     
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  4. the lemur

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    This stretch of Bathurst is actually mostly underperforming retail and the residential part of it is not primarily rentals (or decrepit). This proposed development does not include retail.
     
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    6s is not tall here (or anywhere for that matter). No retail here isn't really a huge deal as they are are already plenty of houses on this stretch. Even a parking lot would be better than what currently occupied this space, bring it on.
     
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    It's unfortunate that there's no retail for this project, but I think trading out a few sad corner stores and empty shops for a new apartment building is reasonable.
     
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    6s is indeed tall for this area - only the seniors' home down the street comes close to that. The other factor is that it abuts a low-rise residential area and there are sightlines and accessibility (laneways) to consider, not to mention traffic (parking at rear).
     
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    Alright, so we're all hoping for two storeys, retail at grade and no parking. Fingers crossed.
     
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  9. Tulse

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    But if the area is designated for intensification, about the only way one can get that is with taller buildings that abut the low-rise residential interior.
     
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  10. the lemur

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    It's possible the applicant is aiming for 6 but prepared to compromise for 4 or 5.
     
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    I don't think anyone is really implying that that would be more appropriate - retail isn't part of the plan to begin, 2 storeys wouldn't qualify as intensification and from what I've heard it would have 4 indoor parking spaces for 18 or 19 units.
     
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    much needed for all the avenues designated for intensification - triples the number of units/occupants at the current lands.

    it's 2 blocks away from Dupont where there's already intensification.
    ideally, retail should be on the ground level, especially since this is a rental building vs a condo that has different strata structure.

    does anyone have proposed plans / idea of the design?
    i kind of cringed when i read 'a building that fits with the neighborhood architecturally.'
    hopefully that doesn't mean faux victorian schlock or the recent faux french chateau on Spadina south of Dupont.
     
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  13. the lemur

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    I have half a dozen plans and elevations uploaded here:

    https://www.yousendit.com/download/M3BuYURLU1A4NVdybHNUQw

    Let me know if it works.
     
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  14. AlvinofDiaspar

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    Thanks lemur:

    It's not particularly offensive - slightly overscaled for its' context, but I can see it fitting in with a slow move towards 4-6s buildlings along that stretch.

    AoD
     
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    It looks very Georgian, down to the lack of retail.

    Anyways, the front proportions are decent.
     
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