KeeleOne Development Application

On Council agenda for December 10 there is report recommending approval in principle of zoning bylaw amendment for the KeeleOne project. It has been 2 years since the public meeting was held for this development.  I continue to be excited by this proposal and am relieved to see that the concept has not changed substantially.    Many of the concerns identified earlier have been addressed: size of units has been reduced and amount of commercial space reduced.  Both these changes decrease amount of parking required. Very importantly  the impact on the streetscape continues to be very positive; architecture is not like the late 19th century style on Keele further north but it is in harmony.

I do have questions and comments about the parking:  need to control access to site parking as frustrated GO train users will be attracted to it; stated opportunity for off peak hour parking on street will only “work” if there is enforcement.  I also want to hear more about the noise assessment and mitigation.  Finally, given its location and roof lines there is surely opportunity for solar.


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