Originally Posted by Ottawan
Interesting to note: they also own a bit of developable land to the east of the existing office tower, right on Bronson. At page 9 of the Urban Design Analysis report (in the planning rationale) a vague building form is shown of what they may put there.
yeah that was noteworthy; such an addition on the commercial building right up to the corner would really improve the 'urbanity' of the Carling-Bronson intersection.
The other thing I can't help but note in those illustrations on pages 9 and 11 are the profiles of all of the other hypothetical future buildings: everyone else
will build their building exactly as the zoning calls for, while my building soars gracefully above them all. It's a pretty cynical move that I seem to see in the vast majority of these (Lahey frequently says as much when describing his proposed projects, e.g., see his quotes on SoHo Italia, so it's no surprise that he draws them that way).
Conversely I really appreciated the honesty in reading Phil Castro's planning Rationale for 159-167 Parkdale, which showed a building identical to 99 Parkdale in the development lot next door (even though nothing's been proposed there, yet), so readers know that in the near future, there would likely be 3 28-storey towers on those two blocks of Parkdale if the proposal is approved.