View Full Version : 263 Greensway Ave | 18m | 6f | Proposed

Jun 13, 2018, 6:30 PM
The project as proposed will be a planned unit development adding a new mid-rise (6 storey) apartment building at the rear of the site adjacent to the Vanier Parkway. The existing two storey apartment building will remain at the front along Greensway Avenue. To mitigate the transition in height from adjacent low rise single and semi-detached housing at the north end of the site, the building profile begins with a two storey element with a roof top amenity area before rising to six storeys. The six storey portion has been massed towards the south and east of the site adjacent to the existing Tim Hortons outlet on Montreal Road.

The new building will contain 76 rental apartment units with a two level underground parking garage containing 122 vehicular spaces. An additional 22 vehicle spaces are provided in surface parking lots. There are 50 bicycle storage lockers provided in the underground garage and additional surface spaces provided in close proximity to the entrances of the building. The entrance to the garage has been located at the south end of site adjacent to rear of the commercial development to reduce conflicts with the adjacent residential uses.

A 150 square metre communal amenity area has provided at grade on the south end of the site away from the Vanier Parkway to avoid the need for noise attenuation walls as identified in the analysis done by RWDI. In addition, there is a secondary communal area in the form of a third floor outdoor terrace attached to a balcony along the Parkway side of the building. Individual units will have private balconies and the first floor units will have walk-out patios at grade.

The site will be served by a two way vehicular access onto Greensway Avenue just north of the existing apartment building. This will link the three surface parking areas and the entrance to the underground parking garage at the south end of the site. Pedestrian access is provided at two points to Greensway Avenue with the southerly link providing a connection to the pedestrian pathway to Montreal Road. An additional connection has been provided to the Vanier Parkway.

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Jun 13, 2018, 7:20 PM
I like it. Nice addition to the neighbourhood.

Jun 13, 2018, 11:14 PM
I wonder how the neighbours will react? It would be built in the only corner of that enclave that could carry something like this, and it is slightly removed from most of the SFH area, but I suspect traffic concerns will be raised, given the single access/egress point for that neighbourhood.

Jun 14, 2018, 9:56 AM
Nearly 2 parking spaces per unit seems excessive.

Jun 14, 2018, 1:22 PM
Nearly 2 parking spaces per unit seems excessive.

Yes. The report says City by-law requires 44 spaces but they are building 144, I wonder what the rational is for that?

*Edit* The transportation report is assuming only a 40% driver modal share... parking really does seem excessive, but I guess that's the developer's problem.

Jun 14, 2018, 1:31 PM
Luxury building? Even then the amount of parking seems high.

Jun 14, 2018, 1:38 PM
Luxury building? Even then the amount of parking seems high.

Its supposed to be rental, and it doesn't strike me as luxury rental :shrug:

Jun 15, 2018, 1:26 PM
I wonder if some of the parking is directed at the "Existing buildings"...