Urban Strategies Inc were retained by Fieldgate Urban in 2016 to provide planning approval services for their site at 670-690 Progress Avenue. Located in the McCowan Precinct of the Scarborough Centre, it is a significant development opportunity in one of the city’s urban growth centres.
The subject site is approximately a 10 minute walk to the existing McCowan RT station, the Scarborough Centre station, the Scarborough Town Centre and the proposed location of the new Scarborough subway station. As such, the subject site is well-situated for a high density residential development.
Utilizing the McCowan Precinct Conceptual Master Plan and Urban Design Guidelines as a starting point, as well as feedback from City of Toronto Planning and Urban Design Staff, the proposed development consists of a variety of building types, all structured around a new street network and improved public realm, along with a new public park. In total, the proposed development consists of just over 2200 units and approximately 150,000 square metres of floor area. The proposed development has the potential to set a strong example for future development in the Scarborough Centre and the McCowan Precinct.