Public meeting for apartment building and fitness centre use
at Young St. plaza
Posted March 4,
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.
design from different views
The proposed apartment building is designed in a "backward 'L' shape'
with its primary exposure east to west along the north property
"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.