An artist's rendering of 953 Balmoral Road, an 11-unit purpose-built rental complex. Developer Method Built Homes has reduced the building height from six-storeys to four and removed six rental units following community feedback on building height and density. Method Built Homes
North Park rental proposal slashed to 11-units following community engagement
Published June 15, 2017
Originally envisioned as a six-storey rental complex with 17 one, two and three-bedroom suites, a development proposal for 953 Balmoral Road in Victoria’s North Park neighbourhood has been slashed to 11-units and four-storeys, Citified has learned.
Citing concerns over height, the North Park Neighbourhood Association’s input into the design and scale of the building resulted in a two-storey height reduction by developer Method Built Homes and a loss of six residences that also forced the removal of three-bedroom layouts. And gone from the latest concept is a rooftop gardening component that was pitched as part of the six-storey proposal.
The latest unit layout will yield floorplans ranging in size from 538 square foot one-bedroom suites to two-bedroom homes sized just under 800 square feet.
Situated at the rear of the property will be five surface parking stalls. Bicycle parking will be in the form of a 473 square foot room on the ground floor of the building fronting onto the surface parking lot.
The proposal is expected to go before council later this year with approvals anticipated by late 2017. Pending the results of the civic planning process, construction could be underway by 2018. C
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