Construction is already almost two years in at the Midtown Toronto site of Whitehaus Condominiums, though a new planning application is detailing some big changes to the Diamond Schmitt Architects and Turner Fleischer Architects-designed condominium tower. A recent application for Site Plan Approval (SPA) is the result of an approved Minor Variance application by Lifetime Developments and Knightstone that increases the tower's height in exchange for some concessions to the City.
Initially approved at a height of 29 storeys and 100 metres, the approved changes detailed in the SPA submission add two new levels to the tower, which will now rise 31 storeys to a height of 107.2 metres. The new levels result in the building's gross floor area increasing from 33,170 m² to 34,498 m², while the number of units planned rises from 378 to 404.
Another newly introduced change is the conversion of a floor of the underground garage from residential parking to commercial. This paid parking level will account for 71 of the 196 spaces in the three-level underground lot, with 17 of the commercial spaces being reserved for residential visitors. The remaining 122 spaces will be dedicated for residents of the condominium and rental replacement units on site.
In exchange for the new density, the developers will provide $440,000 for local streetscape and parkland improvements, as well as the requirement to install a pair of "real-time transit service display boards" in the condominium lobby and primary retail entrance.
Meanwhile, work on-site has been quickly pressing along since our last construction update back in May. When we last checked in, forming of the podium's second level was underway. In the months since, forming has climbed as high as the 6th floor of what will eventually be a 10-storey podium.
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