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Old Posted Jul 7, 2016, 10:41 AM
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420 Fanshawe Park Rd proposed Condos 6s

Developer proposing 6 story condo at 420 Fanshawe Park Rd. Neighbours are opposed.
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Old Posted Jul 7, 2016, 5:11 PM
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More information on the project as reported by the London Free Press it indicates that suburban NIMBYs will be very busy. The rendering shows attractive looking project which will have stepped down facade at the rear of the building five, four, and three storeys facing Donnybrook Road. Even if challenge is made two the OMB I don't see it going very far.

http://www.lfpress.com/2016/07/06/fa...ets-neighbours

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The Free Press could have picked a better headline - when I first saw the article on their website I thought it was new student housing by Fanshawe College that neighbours are opposed to (which would make sense given some past issues).
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Here is an updated version of this project. The height is lowered probably because of neighbors complaining.

http://www.london.ca/business/Planni...pplication.pdf
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Nice project. Fits well with that area at 4 stories.
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Urban design brief for this 6s project - http://www.london.ca/business/Planni...2017-03-15.pdf
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Old Posted May 18, 2017, 10:41 AM
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Well the NIMBY's are against this project. It's been down sized to 4s from 6 already. One person quoted as saying they don't understand the density.

http://www.lfpress.com/2017/05/17/pu...o-larger-venue
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Sorry guys, but I am against the rezoning in that area.

There are a few concerns with the rezoning such as:
• Environmental, green protected areas (taking down 100 year old trees)
• Increased noise and pollution, Fanshawe Pk. Is very busy and loud as it is.
• Increased traffic, more prone to collisions and accidents. Adelaide and Fanshawe intersection is already at capacity. People are getting run over at that intersection too many times per day.
• Left turning vehicles are already a big issue on Fanshawe pk. due to high traffic flow.
• U-Turns of vehicles from this building trying to go eastbound will be a big problem, right now the street only allows traffic to go westbound.

Why not add more density starting closer to downtown before we encourage urban sprawling up north! South East of downtown/ south of the tracks there are plenty of neighborhoods that can support such developments, these areas are 500-1000m from high rises in downtown, and they are in dear need of new buildings.

The city should try fix neighborhoods that need fixing first, not mess up the ones that are already working very well!

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Sorry guys, but I am against the rezoning in that area.

There are a few concerns with the rezoning such as:
• Environmental, green protected areas (taking down 100 year old trees)
• Increased noise and pollution, Fanshawe Pk. Is very busy and loud as it is.
• Increased traffic, more prone to collisions and accidents. Adelaide and Fanshawe intersection is already at capacity. People are getting run over at that intersection too many times per day.
• Left turning vehicles are already a big issue on Fanshawe pk. due to high traffic flow.
• U-Turns of vehicles from this building trying to go eastbound will be a big problem, right now the street only allows traffic to go westbound.

Why not add more density starting closer to downtown before we encourage urban sprawling up north! South East of downtown/ south of the tracks there are plenty of neighborhoods that can support such developments, these areas are 500-1000m from high rises in downtown, and they are in dear need of new buildings.

The city should try fix neighborhoods that need fixing first, not mess up the ones that are already working very well!
4 or 6 stories is extremely modest, I don't see an issue with it up there. The Byron area has several buildings taller than that and another one is soon starting construction, and the road network there can't support much more traffic.

These people should be thankful they don't live in my neighbourhood in Toronto. There's a proposed 35-storey condo tower nearby on a very small lot, and nobody seems to care about it. This is what I call a first-world problem.
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Would you rather see 4s townhomes on the site?

There are highrises within 600 meters of this site already.

The project looks good and I hope it proceeds.


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Sorry guys, but I am against the rezoning in that area.

There are a few concerns with the rezoning such as:
• Environmental, green protected areas (taking down 100 year old trees)
• Increased noise and pollution, Fanshawe Pk. Is very busy and loud as it is.
• Increased traffic, more prone to collisions and accidents. Adelaide and Fanshawe intersection is already at capacity. People are getting run over at that intersection too many times per day.
• Left turning vehicles are already a big issue on Fanshawe pk. due to high traffic flow.
• U-Turns of vehicles from this building trying to go eastbound will be a big problem, right now the street only allows traffic to go westbound.

Why not add more density starting closer to downtown before we encourage urban sprawling up north! South East of downtown/ south of the tracks there are plenty of neighborhoods that can support such developments, these areas are 500-1000m from high rises in downtown, and they are in dear need of new buildings.

The city should try fix neighborhoods that need fixing first, not mess up the ones that are already working very well!
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