The open house held on November 26th revealed the developers’ plan to add 11 single family homes along Beaverbrook and a further 19 homes in a new bay on Lanark Street, essentially following the pattern of the existing neighbourhood.
A significant number of people turned out to the event held at the Sir John Franklin site of the community centre, where the developers were on hand to answer questions and provide information. There were several displays and forms to hear feed-back from residents and other interested parties.
The developers mentioned their desire for variety of home contraction, rather than a singular styled development. Their stated intention is to blend into the community.
Lanark’s bay concept and Beaverbrook’s linear structure would be echoed in this design.
Some notable aspects of the proposed design include:
- 30 single family home lots on the property would fit the existing pattern of the neighbourhood
- a public access corridor in the south west corner
- a back lane would be extended for access similar to the pattern throughout the community
- the five homes backing on to Grosvenor Avenue would have front driveways connecting to the bay, which is different from existing neighbourhood patterns
- the bay’s green space would remain public property as in other bays
- the north east corner lot would be reserved to preserve the stand of oak trees
- corner lots (NE and SE) would be divided differently than other bays, with a sidewalk feature to expand frontage on smaller lots
The developers’ website and associated materials can be found here: 386beaverbrook.com
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