In the northeast corner of The Annex neighbourhood, a surface parking lot could become the future location of a unique, mixed-use development.
In September, a rezoning application was submitted to city planners to construct a seven-storey building at 361 Davenport Road. The proposed building would house 16 residential suites, plus office space on the ground floor and a one-level underground parking garage.
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The development site in question is located on the southwest side of Davenport Road and Dupont Street. Spanning 4,333 square feet, the trapezoid-shaped lot is accessible by a curb depression on the southern portion of the front property line and a private laneway running along the north property line. The site is currently in use as a paved surface parking lot for neighbouring businesses.
The proposed development would cover a total gross floor area of 16,888 square feet with a maximum height of 98 feet with the mechanical penthouse. A mixture of building materials and textures would be used to break up the building’s exterior, such as aluminum brise soleil on the three-storey base building fronting onto Davenport Road.
Approximately 645 square feet of office space would be incorporated at-grade, fronting onto Davenport Road. The same floor is shared by a residential lobby, which is also accessible from Davenport Road, plus the garbage room and an indoor bicycle storage area.
Of the 16 units proposed, six one-bedroom, nine two-bedroom and one three-bedroom units would make up the balance. Suite sizes would range from 538 to 1,571 square feet, according to the application’s data sheet.
A one-way driveway along the west and south property lines would lead to an automatic underground parking elevator, housing 16 parking spaces by a double-stacked parking system. Sixteen stacked bicycle spaces would also be added near the rear entrance facing the driveway.