Clonmore townhouses flagged by city planners

City planners have flagged “significant concerns” with a series of five-storey townhouses proposed for Clonmore Drive.

The project would see nine buildings with a total of 138 townhouse suites built on a site that backs on the CN rail line north of Clonmore and Queensbury Avenue.

Each townhouse would have up to three suites inside.

Designed by KFA Architects for developer Centreville Homes, most of the parking planned for the project is underground, leaving a quarter of the 2.46-acre property open for landscaping.

The site currently includes two vacant lots east of the Quarry Beach Car & Pet Wash, and another six lots with single-family homes.

In a preliminary report published on March 18, city planners said they will seek major changes to the project.

Planners highlighted problems with the density, road access, and site layout of the project, as well as the form, height, setbacks, and separation of the townhouses.

In January 2014, a planner working for Centreville Homes spoke to a local residents’ group about the project, which was then in early stages.

At the time, the plan called for 120 townhouses on six lots, but the developer has purchased three more lots since then.

City councillors will schedule a public meeting about the project after the preliminary report goes to Scarborough Community Council on April 14.

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