This application is for variances for a proposed 20-storey residential apartment tower with a six-storey podium on the land at 3220 Sheppard Avenue East. The Sullivan Community Zoning By-law was amended in 2013 to permit a maximum of 230 dwelling units on the site, including six two-storey townhouse units within the podium. The applicant is now requesting a variance to increase the maximum number of dwelling units to 259. The applicant is also reqesting variances to permit an increase in the mechanical penthouse rooftop coverage, and two setback variances described below.
REQUESTED VARIANCES TO THE ZONING BY-LAW:
By-law No. 10717:
1. Performance Standard 212 (iii)
Proposed 259 dwelling units
WHEREAS the zoning by-law permits a maximum of 230 dwelling units
2. Performance Standard 129
Proposed mechanical penthouse covering a maximum of 40% of the roof area
WHEREAS the mechanical penthouse may cover a maximum of 30% of the roof area
3. Performance Standard 313
For that portion of the building above 22.8 m in height, proposed setback of an additional 5.5 m from that portion of the building below 22.8 m in height closest to the east side lot line.
WHEREAS for that portion of the building above 20.0 m in height, the building is required to be set back a minimum of an additional 5.5 m from that portion of the building below 20.0 m in height closest to the side lot line(s).
4. Performance Standard 322
Proposed minimum setback of 0.5 m from the adjacent Open Space Zone
WHEREAS the zoning by-law requires a minimum setback of 3 m from the Open Space Zone.