LDA20-0111 114 University2 McKernan

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***The discussion has concluded and we have written a "What We Heard" document that will be shared with Council when they make their decision at Public Hearing.***

Thank you for participating in engagement activities for this rezoning application.

The application is expected to go to City Council Public Hearing for a decision, with the exact date still to be determined. For more information, please visit these FAQs for Council meetings.

***The discussion has concluded and we have written a "What We Heard" document that will be shared with Council when they make their decision at Public Hearing.***

Thank you for participating in engagement activities for this rezoning application.

The application is expected to go to City Council Public Hearing for a decision, with the exact date still to be determined. For more information, please visit these FAQs for Council meetings.

CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

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    What factors influence citizens’ beliefs about infill and how can changes in attitude be achieved?

    Hicham Alouane asked 2 months ago

    Thanks for your question.

    The City has taken a number of steps over the last several years through its Infill Initiative to try to raise awareness of the benefits of infill development and to help encourage good construction practices and better communication between builders and neighbours of infill.  The City provided an update on the status of the current infill roadmap and enforcement efforts at the January 19, 2021 Urban Planning Committee Meeting (items 6.1-6.4).  

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    Since the City wishes to emphasize pedestrian/transit use in this area, would the developer consider reducing the amount of underground parking (currently at around 135 units) in order to reduce auto traffic in the neighbourhood?

    sharmavishal21 asked 3 months ago

    Thank you for your question.

    Here is an answer from the applicant: The current plan is for approximately 135 parking stalls between the two developments. The number of parking stalls proposed is already only about half of the maximum number of dwellings proposed (287). We believe this will help promote pedestrianisation and uptake of public transit among residents, while reducing the automobile traffic through the neighbourhood.

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    Will residents have underground or off street parking? If not all do so, where will on street parking occur?

    Daisy asked 3 months ago

    Thanks for your question.

    In line with the City’s Open Option Parking strategy, the zoning for this site will not regulate a minimum amount of parking for this development.  This provides flexibility to developers to choose the amount of on-site parking that they feel is appropriate for their projects, including visitor parking.  

    The developer has indicated that they are currently planning 130 - 135 underground vehicle parking spaces in a shared 1-level parkade spanning underneath this proposed building and the one already approved and under construction to the west of this site.  

    The buildings combined could have up to 287 units, which means there may be units that do not have assigned parking spaces.

    In this scenario, residents of these buildings also wouldn’t qualify for the Residential Parking Permit program in place in the area leaving their options for on-street parking nearby quite limited.  As such, it is likely that the people that choose to live in this building without a designated parking space won’t have a car.



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    In light of the new open parking policy, how much underground parking is the developer planning on building for 114 University II and Mckernan Gates?

    sharmavishal21 asked 3 months ago

    Thanks for your question.

    Here is the answer from the applicant:

    The Open Option Parking strategy gives us the ability to adjust the exact number of parking spaces we want to build at the development permit stage in response to market conditions.  Currently, we are contemplating 130 - 135 underground vehicle parking spaces in a shared 1-level parkade spanning underneath both buildings.


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    Can the developer provide any details on the amenity they will build? roof top, or other?

    sharmavishal21 asked 3 months ago

    Thanks for your question.

    Here is the answer provided by the applicant:

    To meet the amenity area requirements of the proposed zone, we are currently planning to build an approximately 92 m2 indoor amenity room with direct access to the rear landscaped courtyard.  While the proposed DC2 Provision leaves open the option for a rooftop amenity area, that is not something currently being contemplated in our design, but this could change going forward.