Last night, members of the GDNA were invited to preview plans for a condo development at 502 Adelaide Street West, currently the site of a Para Paint store.
Dermot Sweeny and his colleagues showed an impressive structure with a retail base and four lower floors, then successive setbacks for floors 6-8, more for floors 9-10, still more for floor 11, and another for the penthouse on the 12th floor. Units on all floors are spacious … even the smallest is 1131 square feet and all have large balconies. Plans show a penthouse with 4,870 square feet of living space and a 979 square foot terrace! Each unit on every floor is directly accessible by elevator as indicated in the Floor Plan - Level 03.
The exterior view shows a white porcelain structure with bronze trim. The Site Plan indicates how the concrete sidewalk will be widened from its current edge to the property line, giving pedestrians much more room to manoeuvre. Garage entrance, garbage pickup and moving vans will use the public laneway that runs north/south on the east side of the building. It is anticipated that taxis and delivery vans will use this same laneway in conjunction with a secondary “service lobby” on the ground floor.
Those of us in attendance were favourably impressed ... but that didn't stop us from offering suggestions related to traffic, bicycles, dogs, and laneways about which we, as seasoned residents in the area, have strong opinions.