The GDNA will attend the hearing for this file with Party status. Issues relate to:
- Does the proposal represent good planning, having regard to the impact of curbside activity (courier delivery and passenger pick-up / drop-off) on Richmond Street West given:
- The existence of the bike lane immediately adjacent?
- The use of such services by residents of the building?
- The nature of the bend in the road for motorists proceeding westward on Richmond Street West from Spadina Avenue?
- Reference to TOCore policy 8.27?
- The Transportation Impact Study assumes that the service vehicle parking space at the rear of the building will accommodate “Courier vans/trucks; and Delivery vans/cars”. How can the proposal be improved to take into account the fact that such vehicles may be directed to access the building from Richmond Street due to its municipal address?
- Does the proposal take into account the popularity of Rush Lane (aka Graffiti Alley) as a tourist destination with the potential for pedestrian/vehicular conflicts?
- Does the proposal adequately respond to the status of laneways in the King-Spadina HCD Plan (section 9.3)? Does the proposal respect the cultural heritage values, attributes and character inherent in this celebrated alley?
- Is the location of the Type C loading space appropriate?
- Does the proposal consider the current configuration of the laneway and pedestrian traffic in the laneway and the impact of these elements on the ability of garbage trucks and moving vans to safely service the site?
- Is the location and size of the double parking space for “car share small car” appropriate?
- Does the proposal demonstrate adequate capacity for staging construction in view of limitations imposed by:
- The bend in Richmond Street West just east of the site
- The presence of the bike lane on the north side of Richmond Street West