Just a guess as I don't know the relevant provisions, but possibly open air in order to avoid having them counted as GFA (reduce application fees, quantum of GFA variance, etc.)I gotta say I'm a little confused by the lack of garages for the parking given that is is covered already.. why not just throw up a garage door? costs almost nothing and provides much more value.
There are bits of attractiveness - a block on one side, a building on the other, and it does improve towards Avenue Rd. but overall it's mostly patched pavement, fading pseudo bike lanes, ugly hydro poles and a patchwork assortment of cheapo buildings from various decades . The overall effect is grimI disagree, depends which stretch of Davenport you're talkin about.
They should assemble with the adjacent buildings. Those 1 story buildings are way out of place.