525 to 565 Conestogo Rd W (OPA 32, Z-21-03, 30T-21401)

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Application to amend the Official Plan, Zoning By-law and Draft Plan of Subdivision for 525 and 565 Conestogo Rd W

The applicant is requesting approval to subdivide the lands to create 9 new blocks for development and a municipal road network through Draft Plan of Subdivision 30T-21401.

The Official Plan Amendment proposes to re-designate the lands north of the Hydro Corridor from Business Employment (Deferred Status) to Mixed-Use Community Commercial with specific provision area for additional uses, density, building height and non-residential use permissions, as follows:

- Add primary and complementary uses

- Maximum density of 950 bedrooms per hectare with 3,353 residential units and 5,197 bedrooms

- Maximum building height of 35 storeys

- Minimum non-residential area of 8,000 square metres

The Zoning By-law Amendment proposes to rezone the portion of the site north of the Hydro Corridor from Future Determination (FD) zone to Mixed-Use Community Commercial - 81 (C1-81), with site specific provisions. The proposed site specific relief includes but is not limited to increased residential density, increased building heights, reduced above and below grade building setbacks, an increase in maximum horizontal tower dimension, an increase in maximum tower footprint, permission for residential units on the first floor and permission for structured parking on the first floor. In addition, the applicant is proposing a holding provision on the subject lands until a number of technical studies/materials have been submitted to the satisfaction of the City and Region.

The hydro corridor and the portion of the site south of the hydro corridor have been removed from the proposed Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment application. While the hydro corridor has been included in the Draft Plan of Subdivision application to accommodate a proposed Pedestrian Overpass over the Conestoga Expressway.

A Draft Plan of Subdivision approval as well as changes to the Official Plan and Zoning By-law are required for this site before detailed site plan design and building permits can be issued. This means that the applicant has submitted the required Draft Plan of Subdivision, Official Plan amendment and Zoning By-law amendment applications and they are currently being reviewed by City staff and external commenting agencies.

The applicant is proposing to subdivide the lands to create 9 new blocks and an 18 metre wide public road allowance through draft plan of subdivision 30T-21401. The applicant's proposal includes the development of the blocks in two phases, with implementation guided by a master plan. The proposed development consists of a mixed-use high-rise development containing four buildings with 12 high-rise towers ranging in height between 18 and 35 storeys contemplated north of the hydro corridor.

View the documents submitted by the development company under supporting documents on this page for more details and drawings.

Building height, units, housing types

Tallest tower: 35 storeys

Number of units: 3,353 units

Unit sizes: not yet determined

Housing types: 3,353 apartment units

Non-residential floor space

Employment and Commercial space: minimum of 8,000 square metres of non-residential area

Parking

Parking: 2,675 parking spaces

Bicycle parking: not yet determined

Open Space

1.1 ha Privately Owned Publicly Accessible Spaces (POPS)

You can provide feedback to the planning department, and it will be shared with the council, or ask a question to learn more about this application.

Images are provided by the applicant and may not reflect the final design approved by the planning division.



Application to amend the Official Plan, Zoning By-law and Draft Plan of Subdivision for 525 and 565 Conestogo Rd W

The applicant is requesting approval to subdivide the lands to create 9 new blocks for development and a municipal road network through Draft Plan of Subdivision 30T-21401.

The Official Plan Amendment proposes to re-designate the lands north of the Hydro Corridor from Business Employment (Deferred Status) to Mixed-Use Community Commercial with specific provision area for additional uses, density, building height and non-residential use permissions, as follows:

- Add primary and complementary uses

- Maximum density of 950 bedrooms per hectare with 3,353 residential units and 5,197 bedrooms

- Maximum building height of 35 storeys

- Minimum non-residential area of 8,000 square metres

The Zoning By-law Amendment proposes to rezone the portion of the site north of the Hydro Corridor from Future Determination (FD) zone to Mixed-Use Community Commercial - 81 (C1-81), with site specific provisions. The proposed site specific relief includes but is not limited to increased residential density, increased building heights, reduced above and below grade building setbacks, an increase in maximum horizontal tower dimension, an increase in maximum tower footprint, permission for residential units on the first floor and permission for structured parking on the first floor. In addition, the applicant is proposing a holding provision on the subject lands until a number of technical studies/materials have been submitted to the satisfaction of the City and Region.

The hydro corridor and the portion of the site south of the hydro corridor have been removed from the proposed Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment application. While the hydro corridor has been included in the Draft Plan of Subdivision application to accommodate a proposed Pedestrian Overpass over the Conestoga Expressway.

A Draft Plan of Subdivision approval as well as changes to the Official Plan and Zoning By-law are required for this site before detailed site plan design and building permits can be issued. This means that the applicant has submitted the required Draft Plan of Subdivision, Official Plan amendment and Zoning By-law amendment applications and they are currently being reviewed by City staff and external commenting agencies.

The applicant is proposing to subdivide the lands to create 9 new blocks and an 18 metre wide public road allowance through draft plan of subdivision 30T-21401. The applicant's proposal includes the development of the blocks in two phases, with implementation guided by a master plan. The proposed development consists of a mixed-use high-rise development containing four buildings with 12 high-rise towers ranging in height between 18 and 35 storeys contemplated north of the hydro corridor.

View the documents submitted by the development company under supporting documents on this page for more details and drawings.

Building height, units, housing types

Tallest tower: 35 storeys

Number of units: 3,353 units

Unit sizes: not yet determined

Housing types: 3,353 apartment units

Non-residential floor space

Employment and Commercial space: minimum of 8,000 square metres of non-residential area

Parking

Parking: 2,675 parking spaces

Bicycle parking: not yet determined

Open Space

1.1 ha Privately Owned Publicly Accessible Spaces (POPS)

You can provide feedback to the planning department, and it will be shared with the council, or ask a question to learn more about this application.

Images are provided by the applicant and may not reflect the final design approved by the planning division.

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