We've received some more information regarding the development proposal for 71 - 95 King Street East, located on the south side just west of Church Street. Urban Toronto stopped by the site after a planning application board had been erected outside the historic Albany Club, showing a rough project rendering that we expect is going to ruffle a few feathers.
The rendering shows the current buildings along King Street intact (or at least their façades), with a new structure rising behind or partially atop them. The rezoning application can be found here. It calls for a 47-storey mixed-used building reaching 137 meters, including a four-storey podium. The building would include 355 units, with 257 parking spaces below ground.
This site is directly next to Freed's Sixty Colborne development, a development that itself is currently working through multiple attempts at getting height approval, currently asking for 25 storeys with 281 units. The location poses more than a few difficulties for these developers, most notably being across from St. James Cathedral.
This is sure to be a contentious issue and will spark some debate about height allowances and appropriate design within a neighbourhood that contains a vast number of historic structures that have seen their fare share of demolition. To join the debate and keep up-to-date with the latest news, check out the project forum for 71-95 King Street East here, and let us know what you think in the comments section below.