A rezoning application has been submitted by Stuart Howard Architects seeking permission to build a 43-unit rental development at 1265-1281 Kingsway. The six-storey mid-rise development would replace a string of low-slung commercial and residential structures on the Kingsway corridor near Clark Drive.
The unit breakdown yields 20 studios, five one-bedrooms, 16 two-bedrooms, two three-bedrooms and two townhouse units oriented towards the rear laneway. The Kingsway elevation would be animated by three two-storey commercial units totalling 3,000 square feet. The application also acknowledges plans to build two underground parking levels containing 51 vehicle stalls and 89 spaces for bikes.
The project is being considered under the City's Secured Market Rental Housing (Rental 100) Policy, which provides exemptions and exceptions on certain planning regulations for residential developments containing 100 percent rental units.
A community open house has been tentatively scheduled for April 14 at the Church of Nazarene, 998 East 19th Avenue.