One Properties, an Edmonton-based developer, has filed an appeal with the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (formally the OMB) seeking to build an 8-storey building on the site occupied by the Kingsway Car Wash, 3005 Bloor Street and the neighbouring single family dwelling at 14 Humbervale Blvd.
The existing by-law 941-2003 allows for 6-storey buildings on Bloor – the size of the two condos at Bloor /Royal York and Bloor/Thompson Ave.
The Toronto City Council has directed the City Solicitor and City Planning staff to attend the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) to oppose this application.
The developer’s plan calls for an 8-storey mixed use building containing 81 residential units and 506 square metres of retail space on the ground floor. The residential units would consist of 29 one-bedroom units, 43 two-bedroom units and 9 three-bedroom units.
Of particular issue is the fact that vehicular access to the underground parking would be from Humbervale Boulevard. A total of 81 car parking spaces are provided for both residents and visitors and 67 bicycling parking spaces. The height of the building would be 28 metres versus the permitted height of 18 metres.
The total floor area of the building would be approximately 6,858 square meters, representing a floor space index of approximately 4.28 times the area of the lot versus the permitted 3.0 time the lot area.
You can find more details on the proposal here.