Rising Toronto home prices continue to foster new investment potential in surrounding municipalities such as Ajax, where increased GO Transit service is improving connectivity with the city. LeMine Investment Group's ambitious Central Park Ajax development aims to construct a mixed-use, master planned community of urban character to replace an aging strip mall in the heart of this suburban town.
The first phase of the development will consist of two Kirkor Architects-designed mid-rise buildings containing a combined 410 residential units, as well as commercial retail uses on the lower levels. Complementing the renderings we highlighted in our first story on this project, a scale model of the project's first phase is on display at the project's on-site presentation centre.
Crafted by Myles Burke Architectural Models, the scale model shines light on the design details of the future development. Central Park Ajax's first phase will feature two buildings rising ten storeys along Harwood Avenue, with a smaller three-storey volume along the west edge of the site. The exterior of the development will feature a palette of white, black, and grey, with warm splashes of orange adding colour to the mix.
The model also depicts the project's rooftop outdoor amenity space, which will include a lushly landscaped green roof terrace, an outdoor barbecue and dining area, and even a mini golf zone. We will be sure to take a closer look at this space, as well as the interior amenities, in an upcoming article.
One of the most noteworthy elements in the scaled down representation of the project is the pedestrian realm. Playfully paved walking paths, wide sidewalks, and ample street trees will create a inviting environment around the development.
In a community where cars are currently the primary mode of transportation, walkable streets such as this could very well be the spark that ignites a switch to healthier, more active modes of getting about central Ajax and its surrounding neighbourhoods.
Additional information and renderings can be found in the project's dataBase file, linked below. Want to get involved in the discussion? Check out the associated Forum threads, or leave a comment using the space provided at the bottom of this page.
|Related Companies:||DKStudio, Kirkor Architects Planners, LeMine Investment Group, Milborne Group, tcgpr (The Communications Group), The MBTW Group | W Architect Inc|