Zoning amendment: two 24-storey towers at 809 Dundas St

What is the purpose of the amendment?

The City of London is considering an amendment to the zoning by-law regarding the land at 809 Dundas Street. These lands are currently designated as a Main Street Commercial Corridor in the Official Plan. Main street commercial corridors are long-established, mixed-use, pedestrian-oriented business districts. The rendering of the property, as viewed from the Southeast, can be seen below:


Paramount Developments (London) Inc. has applied for an amendment to the Z-1 Zoning By-Law, which currently permits a wide range of commercial, retail and residential uses with a maximum density of 250 units per hectare and a maximum height of 46 metres, to a Business District Commercial with a Special Provision Bonus Zone. The purpose of the change would be to permit a mixed-use development with two 24-storey towers containing 480 residential units and 1,845 square meters of commercial area on the ground floor. Below is a map of the proposed site and surrounding area:


The proposed change would allow for increased lot coverage (how much of the lot is covered by a building), an increased building height of 82 metres (up from 46 metres currently) and an increased maximum density of 710 units per hectare (up from 250 units/ha currently) through the approval of a bonus zone. The bonus zone would require enhanced urban design and underground parking. This application is considered to be residential intensification under the policies of the City's Official Plan. 


What are the next steps?

Public input is important and encouraged. Please contact City Planner, Sonia Wise with your thoughts. Please refer to the file number “Z-8875” when sending your comments. If you post comments in the feedback box below, please indicate if you would like me to share your comments with planning staff.

There will be a public open house on 29 March 2018 from 6pm-8pm, hosted at the Old East Village BIA offices at 317 Rectory St.

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

Sonia Wise, Planner, 519-661-2489 ext 5887, swise@london.ca

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

What do you think of this proposed development and zoning amendment?

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  • commented 2018-03-25 08:14:54 -0400
    I think it will be a great addition to the community. Looking forward to seeing that section of Dundas properly built up.
  • commented 2018-03-21 20:45:28 -0400
    London has been so slow to adapt to residential intensification in the downtown core. It is about time that projects like these are accepted and promoted if this city wants to attract young people. A vibrant downtown and its surrounding neighbourhoods is the key for attracting investment, a younger demographic and stability in the downtown core.
  • posted about this on Facebook 2018-03-21 20:20:17 -0400
    Two 24-storey towers with 480 units are proposed for 809 Dundas St. What do you think? #oevldn #ldnont
  • commented 2018-03-21 20:19:59 -0400
    Excellent design.. very exciting for the village!
  • commented 2018-03-21 20:18:04 -0400
    They look like beautiful buildings for a great location . I just wish they would put something like that in the Huron/ Highbury/ Adelaide areas for low income people . Those places are getting harder to find .
  • Jesse Helmer posted about Zoning Amendment: two 24-storey towers at 809 Dundas St on Jesse Helmer's Facebook page 2018-03-21 20:05:36 -0400
    Two 24-storey towers with 480 units are proposed for 809 Dundas St. What do you think? #oevldn #ldnont
  • @jesse_helmer tweeted this page. 2018-03-21 20:05:19 -0400
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