A small gas station and auto repair shop in Scarborough’s Birch Cliff neighbourhood could be replaced by a mid-rise condominium development.
On December 18th, 2020, a Site Plan Application was submitted to city planners to construct an eight-storey, mixed-use building with 56 units at 1161 Kingston Road in Scarborough. The area has seen a handful of new condo developments reach completion over the last few years, including Kingston&Co Condos, Beech House Condos and Residences at The Hunt Club.
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The 14,638-square-foot development lot is located at the southeast corner of Kingston Road and Courcelette Road, and is currently occupied by a gas station, an auto repair shop and surface parking. A paved driveway at the rear of the site provides access from Courcelette Road, but not to the gas station area, the application’s cover letter explains.
The new building would reach a height of 27.7 metres (90.87 feet) and span a total gross floor area of 54,551 square feet. Approximately 2,389 square feet would be reserved for ground-floor retail space.
The floorplan breakdown would consist of 31 one-bedroom, 21 two-bedroom and four three-bedroom suites, averaging between 570 and 1,076 square feet in size. Four units located on floors seven and eight would be constructed as two-storey residences. Angled balconies and architectural setbacks on each level would provide every unit with a private balcony or terrace.
A total of 2,411 square feet of indoor and outdoor amenity space would be provided in the building, located on the ground and seventh floor. The application’s cover letter also notes that a few environmental features will be integrated into the development, such as EV-ready parking spaces, car-sharing facilities, and a geothermal heating and cooling system.
Two-levels of underground parking would offer 37 vehicles spaces for residents, along with 50 long- and short-term bicycle parking spaces throughout the building.