Kingston Road townhouse proposal concerns residents
Former auto dealership location would create parking nightmare
Townhouse proposal concerns residents near former Kingston Road auto dealership
Staff photo/DAN PEARCE
Construction workers build a showroom pavilion Tuesday for the new townhouses to be built on the old Jim Davidson car lot at Kingston Road and Beechgrove Drive.
Residents of a half-dozen streets have concerns about a townhouse development proposed for the former site of a Kingston Road auto dealership.
In a petition, they say building 92 townhouses at the corner of Beechgrove Drive would "create a parking nightmare" along Beechgrove and other local streets, add to traffic congestion and lower the values of their homes.
Members of around 100 households signed the petition, area resident Jerry Amernic said.
But the property just west of Highland Creek and Colonel Danforth park has the required zoning for such a development. Besides its former commercial uses, the 2.4-acre parcel is zoned for residential buildings as high as eight storeys.
Scarborough East Councillor Ron Moeser said after hearing objections from residents at a community meeting this summer, he asked the developer to do a transportation study.
Depending on the results, Moeser said, he may bring the development's site plan to Scarborough Community Council for a decision.
"If I can, I'd like to avoid going to the Ontario Municipal Board," said the councillor, predicting some news for residents within a few weeks.
"I want to get the best quality for that site I can."