The corner of Pharmacy Avenue and Huntingdale Boulevard could soon see a new residential addition thanks to a recently proposed development project.
A rezoning application was submitted to Toronto city planners on behalf of Markham-based builder, Profile Developments, Inc., to redevelop the commercial lot at 3079 Pharmacy Avenue into an 85-unit townhome community.
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The rectangular 1.76-acre lot suggested for redevelopment sits on the southeast corner of the Scarborough intersection, and is currently occupied by a one-storey, L-shaped commercial building. Replacing the existing structure, the townhome community would consist of five blocks of four-storey townhomes, a mix of back-to-back and standard residences ranging from 1,068 to 1,640 square feet in size.
“The townhouse blocks have been designed in a manner that will enhance the streetscape, as well as provide an appropriate transition of built form to the low-rise neighbourhood to the north of the site,” explains the planning rationale, prepared by Batory, an urban planning and project management firm.
The blocks of townhomes would be positioned in three north-south rows. Blocks A and D, fronting Pharmacy Avenue, and Blocks B and E would consist of back-to-back residences, while Block C on the east side of the property would host the standard townhomes.
A newly created single-vehicle access road would intersect the complex, stemming from Huntingdale Boulevard. A shared drive aisle would host a total of 94 parking spaces, accessible from the new road. The back-to-back townhomes would be provided with a shared parking garage underneath the central courtyard, while parking for the standard townhomes would be designated at the rear of the units under a partially covered roof deck.
Each unit would have access to a private amenity terrace or balcony. For the exterior townhomes, these amenity spaces would face the existing right of way and the new road, within the central courtyard above the parking garage. Fences would screen in the amenity areas, as well as the rear private amenity terraces allotted to the standard townhomes. Just north of Block C, a 1,807-square-foot amenity area would be built facing Huntingdale Boulevard.