Re-zoning: mid-rise apartment building at 1039-1047 Dundas

What is being proposed?

London Affordable Housing Foundation is proposing the development of a 5-story, mid-rise apartment building on the currently vacant land at 1039, 1041, 1045, 1047 Dundas St. The proposed lands are in a 0.49ac parcel of land located on the south side of Dundas St., east of Egerton St. and are currently zoned as Business District Commercial (BDC).

The proposed development would contain a total of 41 residential units, consisting of 32 one bedroom units and 9 barrier-free one bedroom units. There would be 22 parking spots at grade parking spots in the rear and 32 indoor bicycle parking spots.

A neighbourhood open house hosted by the applicant's planning consultants, Zelinka Priamo Ltd, was held at the Canadian Corps Association, Unit 12, 1051 Dundas St. on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 from 6-8pm. In response to feedback from the community, several changes have been proposed to the design of the building.

On 3 April 2018, planning and environment committee unanimously approved the zoning amendment, with direction to the site plan approval authority to consider CPTED principles in the design and enhanced tree buffering around the rear property line. 

Here's a rendering of the original design:

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And here's what the revised North elevation is proposed to look like:

 

Next Steps

On 3 April 2018, planning and environment committee unanimously approved the zoning amendment, with direction to the site plan approval authority to consider CPTED principles in the design and enhanced tree buffering around the rear property line.

The committee recommendation will be considered by municipal council on 10 April 2018.

Key Documents

Key Contacts

I'm interested to know what you think about the proposed re-zoning. Please provide your feedback in the box below, email me at jhelmer@london.ca or call me at 226-268-7536 (mobile).

Michael Corby, Planner, 519-661-2489 ext 4657, mcorby@london.ca 

Members of the planning and environment committee: my colleagues on the committee are Stephen Turner (Chair), Anna Hopkins (Vice-Chair), Tanya Park, and Maureen Cassidy.

Jen Pastorius is the manager of the Old East Village BIA. Her email is jen@oldeastvillage.com.

Meg Pirie is the president of the Old East Village Community Association. Her email is oevcapresident@gmail.com.

What do you think of this proposed mid-rise apartment?


Showing 20 reactions

  • commented 2018-04-02 15:11:35 -0400
    its a good idea about time in east end
  • Jesse Helmer posted about Re-zoning: 1039-1047 Dundas on Jesse Helmer's Facebook page 2018-04-02 14:50:58 -0400
    A mid-rise apartment buiding has been proposed for 1039-1047 Dundas St. What do you think? #ldnont
  • @jesse_helmer tweeted this page. 2018-04-02 14:50:55 -0400
    A mid-rise apartment buiding has been proposed for 1039-1047 Dundas St. What do you think? #ldnont http://www.helmer.ca/1039_1047_dundas?recruiter_id=5608
  • commented 2018-03-12 14:58:41 -0400
    It would appear to be an excellent idea. That area in question I believe could use a further increase in people and I believe would bring with it additional business development, and small stores.
  • Jesse Helmer posted about Re-zoning: 1039-1047 Dundas on Jesse Helmer's Facebook page 2018-03-12 10:56:09 -0400
    A mid-rise apartment buiding has been proposed for 1039-1047 Dundas St. What do you think? #ldnont
  • @jesse_helmer tweeted this page. 2018-03-12 10:56:07 -0400
    A mid-rise apartment buiding has been proposed for 1039-1047 Dundas St. What do you think? #ldnont http://www.helmer.ca/?recruiter_id=5608
  • commented 2018-03-09 19:18:45 -0500
    Mix affordable with regular housing less stigma and better community function. Use passive solar and solar for energy with hot water heating for a close to zero energy requirement. Get with the 21st century already.
  • posted about this on Facebook 2018-03-08 14:46:30 -0500
    A mid-rise apartment buiding has been proposed for 1039-1047 Dundas St. What do you think? #ldnont
  • commented 2018-03-08 14:46:13 -0500
    In my opinion, they are creating a ghetto. Typically, buildings occupied by 100% geared-to-income tenants are not looked after. I would like to see a by-law where every apartment building planned in London must have 10% geared-to-income units. This would spread these units all over the city. It would create a larger supply of units. It would also provide for some peer pressure within the buildings for low income tenants to maintain their units. The 10% number is just a guess. Maybe it only needs to be 5%.
  • Jesse Helmer posted about Re-zoning: 1039-1047 Dundas on Jesse Helmer's Facebook page 2018-03-08 10:22:23 -0500
    A mid-rise apartment buiding has been proposed for 1039-1047 Dundas St. What do you think? #ldnont
  • @jesse_helmer tweeted this page. 2018-03-08 10:22:20 -0500
    A mid-rise apartment buiding has been proposed for 1039-1047 Dundas St. What do you think? #ldnont http://www.helmer.ca/?recruiter_id=5608
  • Jesse Helmer posted about Re-zoning: 1039-1047 Dundas on Jesse Helmer's Facebook page 2018-01-31 17:11:31 -0500
    Open house tonight from 6-8pm for a proposed mid-rise apartment building for 1039-1047 Dundas St. #oevldn #ldnont
  • @jesse_helmer tweeted this page. 2018-01-31 17:11:30 -0500
    Open house tonight from 6-8pm for a proposed mid-rise apartment building for 1039-1047 Dundas St. #oevldn #ldnont http://www.helmer.ca/?recruiter_id=5608
  • commented 2018-01-29 07:37:38 -0500
    Fantastic. Community-building for all.
  • commented 2018-01-26 09:45:20 -0500
    Great idea. We need more development. Affordable housing is in short supply.
  • commented 2018-01-25 12:37:53 -0500
    While I believe there is also a need for affordable 2 and 3 bedroom units as well, I think this is a great opportunity for in-fill and with it on the approved BRT route, it would give people in low income positions easy access to jobs along the BRT routes.
  • @ tweeted link to this page. 2018-01-25 12:27:51 -0500
    A mid-rise apartment buiding has been proposed for 1039-1047 Dundas St. What do you think? #ldnont http://www.helmer.ca/?recruiter_id=74224
  • commented 2018-01-25 12:27:41 -0500
    It’s a good proposal. My only concern is that an increase in traffic may worsen the already challenging traffic congestion at Quebec and Egerton intersections.
  • Jesse Helmer posted about Re-zoning: 1039-1047 Dundas on Jesse Helmer's Facebook page 2018-01-25 12:19:04 -0500
    A mid-rise apartment buiding has been proposed for 1039-1047 Dundas St. What do you think? #ldnont
  • @jesse_helmer tweeted this page. 2018-01-25 12:19:00 -0500
    A mid-rise apartment buiding has been proposed for 1039-1047 Dundas St. What do you think? #ldnont http://www.helmer.ca/1039_1047_dundas?recruiter_id=5608