Just northeast of the future Mount Pleasant Station on the Crosstown LRT in Midtown Toronto, a development proposal is seeking a lower-density plan that addresses the expected up-zoning associated with new rapid transit, while respecting the established neighbourhood conditions around its site. Located at 357 Roehampton Avenue just east of Northern Secondary School, the proposal from Rad Realty calls for a four-storey rental building.
Submitted earlier this summer, the DREAMVIEW Architectural & Construction-designed plan was submitted for Zoning By-law Amendments and Site Plan Approval, and is now under review by City staff. The proposal falls within the elusive "missing middle" classification of multi-unit residential buildings not exceeding the size of a large house/mansion. With semi-detached homes to the immediate west and a complex of duplexes and four-plexes to the east, the site's total lot area of 995.08 m² is currently occupied by a pair of single-family homes.
The homes would be replaced by a single building rising 13.07 metres, with a total gross floor area of 1,241.46 m² dedicated entirely to residential rental units. The 14 units are planned as eight bachelor units and six one-bedroom apartments.
A single underground level is proposed to contain storage space, while vehicle parking is planned with a surface lot at the south end of the site, accessed via a covered drive aisle. Just eight parking spaces are planned for the lot, while 15 bicycle parking spaces would also be provided within the ground floor of the building, with 14 spaces matching the unit count, and a single visitor bicycle parking space.
Renderings of the building focus primarily on the massing, though architectural plans included in the submission detail the proposed exterior treatment. Materials are set to include stone, brick, cedar-stained wood panels, aluminum panel slab edge covers, and large expanses of glazing framed in aluminum.
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