A new 14-storey mixed-use rental complex could bring 270 residential units to a North York neighbourhood if a proposal from a developer is approved by City planners.

Last month, developer Almega submitted an application to the City of Toronto seeking Official Plan and Zoning By-law amendments to permit the development of the rental complex that would bring a mix of market and affordable units to 824 Sheppard Avenue West -- which is about a kilometre east of Sheppard West subway station.

If approved, the development would feature an "architecturally distinctive" 14-storey mixed-use rental building fronting onto Sheppard Avenue West and a 6-storey building fronting Cocksfield Avenue, connected by a 3-storey podium.

The site currently contains three buildings comprised of two 2-storey buildings with at-grade commercial/retail uses and 14 residential rental units above.

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The proposal would contain a total gross floor area of 19,483 square metres, including 15,872 square metres of residential gross floor area, 462 square metres of retail gross floor area, and a proposed daycare use with a total gross floor area of 360 square metres.

rental complex 824 Sheppard Avenue West/Rendering submitted to City of Toronto

Designed by Chamberlain Architect, the building would house a total of 270 residential rental units including 30 bachelor units, 162 one-bedroom and one-bedroom plus den units, 62 two-bedroom and two-bedroom plus den units, and 16 three-bedroom units. Of the 270 units proposed, 54 units will be affordable rental units.

rental complex

rental complex

The proposal also calls for the construction of two levels of underground parking containing a total of 213 parking spaces, including 197 parking spaces for residents (including 9 barrier-free parking spaces) and 16 parking spaces for commercial uses and visitors.