Urban Strategies was retained by Options for Homes to lead the municipal approval process for its land at 1340–1360 Danforth Road in Scarborough. The proposed development will provide an affordable homeownership condominium as an infill development on an underused surface parking lot adjacent to three residential rental buildings. The development maximizes the site’s proximity to an adjacent ravine and municipal parkland, creating much-needed ‘eyes on the park’, in an area considered unsafe by existing residents. As part of the development application, Urban Strategies has worked closely with City staff and the client to refine the concept in a series of pre-application meetings. Urban Strategies prepared a Planning Rationale Report and undertook a Community Services and Facilities Study. Pending resubmission of the Zoning By-law Amendment application, Urban Strategies will lead the Site Plan application process.
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