A pair of adjacent mid-rise residential proposals in Scarborough have been folded into a single, redesigned 9-storey condominium at 599–631 Kennedy Road. The consolidated site is retaining the planned branding of Options Development's Nahid on Kennedy, which was planned for the south half of the site prior to Options' acquisition of the north half as well.

The enlarged, redesigned plan appeared at the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) in November, and was resubmitted earlier this month for a Zoning By-law Amendment and Official Plan Amendment along with a first submission for Site Plan Approval. Now proposed at 9 storeys with a height of 31.62 metres, the new design retains Options Development's in-house Options Architects, though fully reimagined from the two earlier plans.

Nahid on Kennedy, facing southeast, image via submission to City of Toronto

The updated plan would meet Kennedy Road with 498 m² of retail space spread across four units. The ground floor also includes a lobby flanked by indoor amenity spaces at its north end, and a mix of indoor and outdoor amenities as well as condominium units to the south. In total, the project proposes 170 condominium units planned in a mix of 102 one-bedrooms with average sizes of 62 m², 61 two-bedrooms with average sizes of 87 m², and 7 three-bedrooms with average sizes of 115 m².

Nahid on Kennedy, facing northeast, image via submission to City of Toronto

Architectural plans offer insight into the range of materials that would be used for the exterior. The building will distinguish itself from the surrounding built form of brick single-family homes and concrete apartment blocks with finishes including copper-hued metal panels, a mix of dark and light precast concrete, and exposed raw concrete.

Adding to the perspectives offered by the renderings found in the latest planning submission, a video preview of the project provides a full 360-degree view of the building's architecture, while also including brief glimpses of the suite interiors and residential amenities.

Additional information and images can be found in our database file for the project, linked below. Want to get involved in the discussion? Check out the associated Forum thread, or leave a comment in the field provided at the bottom of this page.

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Related Companies:  NAK Design Group, Options Development