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Public meeting for apartment building and fitness centre use at Young St. plaza

Posted March 4, 2014

A public meeting is scheduled for tomorrow night in Alliston to deal with a planning application to amend the zoning bylaw to permit construction of a three storey, 78 unit apartment building in the Previn Court Home's Victoria Village subdivision on King Street.

Rizzardo Bros Holdings is seeking to change the 1.549 hectare subject site, with 95.33 metres of frontage on King Street, from Agriculture to Urban Residential (UR3). Victoria Village, bounded by Industrial Parkway to the south and west, and King to the east, is currently being developed with single, semi, and townhouses.

Rizzardo apts

Concept design from different views

previn court
The proposed apartment building is designed in a "backward 'L' shape' with its primary exposure east to west along the north property boundary.

"Preliminary designs of the building include a full brick exterior with stone accents. Roof treatments are to include cedar clad gable ends and finished aluminum capping. Balconies are to be pre-cast with decorative columns and finished with glass and aluminum guards," according to the planning report prepared for the public meeting. "The required parking for the development will be provided in the form of surface parking to the south of the proposed apartment building. Due partially to site planning and orientation of the building, the view of the surface parking lot will be partially obstructed from King Street; particularly as approaching from the north. Otherwise, required parking is set back from the street edge and is oriented toward the centre of the site. In total, 148 parking spaces are proposed for the development, including five (5) accessible parking spaces."

It's noted that final design of the building still has to be refined so it conforms to the Town's Urban Design Guidelines.

The other matter on the agenda tomorrow night is also a zoning amendment application to expand the permitted uses at the Alliston Market plaza at Young Street and 8th Avenue, to include a fitness centre in the mix.

"The applicant is uncertain of the prospecting tenant and to the required floor area for the use, however, there is currently 26,400 sq ft of vacant leasable space in the plaza," according to the planning report. "It is not anticipated that the fitness centre will occupy all available vacant space in the plaza."

The public meeting begins at 7 pm in the council chambers.

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