A new subdivision has been proposed for the Town of Oakville.
The town received a complete application from Can-China Real Capital Inc. regarding this proposal. As noted on the town’s website, this application includes a proposed zoning by-law amendment in addition to a proposed plan for a subdivision.
More specifically, Can-China Real Capital Inc. is proposing a mixed-use (commercial and residential) development. The building (a high-rise tower), if approved, would consist of a mid-rise component with a connecting podium building.
The high-rise tower would consist of 26 storeys, with the mid-rise portion consisting of 12 storeys. The mid-rise portion, as mentioned, would be inclusive of the podium – which is four-storeys in itself.
There would also be a five-level parking garage located below grade.
The proposed location for this development is on the north side of Cross Avenue, west of Argus Road. More specifically, 157 Cross Ave.
According to the Urban Design Brief, the development will consist of commercial and office space, as well as a two floors of residential units, and another level with amenities
Also included in the Urban Design Brief is the exact number of dwelling units – 252.
Of the total number of dwelling units, there will be 87 one-bedroom units, and 165 two-bedroom units located in the third and fourth floors of the podium – sixth to the top floor of the mid-rise component, and sixth to top floor of the high-rise tower portion of the building.
“The floorplates for these units vary from 48 to 66 square metres in gross floor area (GFA) for the one-bedroom units and 59 to 74 square metres in GFA for the two-bedroom units, providing for a variety of units to suit a wide range of residential needs and further diversifying housing options in Oakville,” notes the design brief.
The ground floor of the development, if approved, will include 289 square metres of commercial space.
“The commercial uses will provide an animated frontage and will be fully accessible, in addition to being of a pedestrian scale with a greater prominence, given that the ground floor is 4.6 metres in height,” reads the brief.
The ground floor facades of the building will be glass, resulting in views both into and from the retail/commercial space.
The second floor of the development will consist of 579 square metres (6,232 square feet) of office space.
Furthermore, the roof of the podium will be able to be used as an outdoor amenity area by residents and their guests. In addition, private amenity spaces (balconies) will be determined at Site Plan Approval.
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The proposed development consists of 248 parking spaces distributed through five levels of parking, which would be entirely below grade. Of the 248 spaces, 228 will be specifically for residential use, while the remaining 20 will be allocated for non-residential uses on site.
In addition, the proposed development also consists of 10 barrier free (5 Type A and 5 Type B spaces) parking spaces located in proximity to entrances and elevators.
If approved, there will also be a passenger drop-off area in the middle of the podium. This area will accommodate short-term parking needs for residents who are being dropped off/picked up, or for small deliveries.
The proposal also includes plans for bicycle parking.
“A total of 10 short-term spaces and 250 long-term spaces are provided,” reads the brief. “Short-term visitor bicycle parking will be provided at-grade adjacent to Cross Avenue while long-term bicycle parking is provided in each level of [an] underground garage.”
For more information pertaining to this development application, including information about preserving appeal rights, visit the development application page, or the town’s Planning Services department between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
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Photos are courtesy of the Urban Design Brief.