Preliminary Report - Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment Applications - 5, 7, 9, 11 & 15 Kenaston Gardens and 577 Sheppard Avenue East
(October 27, 2013) Report from the Director, Community Planning, North York District
The City Planning Division recommends that:
1. Staff be directed to schedule a community consultation meeting for the lands at 5, 7, 9, 11 & 15 Kenaston Gardens and 577 Sheppard Avenue East 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.
This application proposes an amendment to the Official Plan and Zoning By-law to permit a mixed use development at 5, 7, 9, 11 and 15 Kenaston Gardens and 577 Sheppard Avenue East. The proposal comprises a 12-storey mixed use building containing 262 dwelling units with 249 mÂ² of retail space, 233 below grade parking spaces, 198 bicycle parking spaces, a new public road and an on-site parkland dedication along the Sheppard Avenue East frontage. The development would have a gross floor area of 19,858 mÂ² resulting in a density of 4.35 FSI.
I didn't realize this project was coming up. I guess that's a testament to this little enclave of condo buildings that no one except residents venture into. Not sure that this southeast corner really needs any more densification so I'm surprised to see this development. If anything, I'd expect new development between Greenbriar Rd and Bessarion Rd.