From roughly Victoria Park Avenue to Brimley Road in Scarborough, the Sheppard Avenue East corridor is characterized by mixed-use and apartment neighbourhoods, with low-to-mid-rise retail and mid-rise residential, now shifting towards high-rise. One such case of intensification is proposed at 4151 Sheppard Avenue East., a short walk from Agincourt GO station. Here on the southeast corner at Lamont Avenue, Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment applications have been submitted for a 46-storey tower.
Designed by Sweeny &Co Architects Inc for REACH Developments and Ripple Developments, the proposal involves demolishing the existing buildings onsite. The landis an assembly of three lots with a combined total area of approximately 3,793m², and currently comprises two 2-storey retail/commercial buildings and a single 2-storey detached dwelling.
The proposed building offers a total of 732 residential units, with 489, or approximately 67%, set to be 1-bedroom configuration. With six elevators allocated to the site, the development would average one elevator for every 122 units. The residential Gross Floor Area (GFA) is set to span 43,946m², while the non-residential GFA adds another 521m². This equates to a Floor Space Index (FSI) of 11.72, indicative of the project's ambitious scale.
Residents would have access to 1,227m² of indoor and 951m² of outdoor amenity area. The design entails a 9-storey U-shaped podium with amenities on the ground, second, and 7th floor, with additional amenities at roof level.
The development is located just 77m from the newly constructed east walkway access to Agincourt GO station platform, while TTC buses serve Sheppard Avenue just outside the building. This proximity to major transit services places it within a Major Transit Station Area. it is also worth noting that a study is underway by Metrolinx that is looking at expanding rapid transit along Sheppard Avenue East, which could extend Sheppard Line 4 to Agincourt GO station and beyond to McCowan Road, to meet the new end of Danforth Line 2, which is now under construction.
The development proposes 232 vehicle parking spaces spread across three levels of underground garage, with 194 resident and 38 visitor parking spots. Furthermore, the design incorporates the number of bicycle parking spaces required per unit by the City in this area, in this case being 495 long-term and 55 short-term spaces.
The development at 4151 Sheppard Avenue East is part of a broader narrative of growth and development in the Agincourt area. Various other development proposals are underway nearby, including three buildings ranging from 12 to 39 storeys immediately next door to the east at 4181 Sheppard Avenue East, while to the west about a kilometre, the Agincourt Mall Redevelopment envisions a 26–acre, 12-building master-planned community with a maximum height of 43 storeys. Several other proposals can be found within a one kilometre diameter.
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|Goldberg Group, Gradient Wind Engineers & Scientists, REACH Developments, Sweeny &Co Architects Inc.