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Application to rezone 555 Dupont reflects further redevelopment of St. George-Christie strip

The redevelopment of Dupont Street continues.

A notice of application sign went up recently on the fence surrounding 555 Dupont, reflecting an application by Sorenson Gravely Lowes Planning Associates Inc. last year to rezone the site between Manning and Palmerston. The site is the current home of Leal Rentals. The application is to allow the existing building to be transformed into a general retail building, something that in the plan bears some resemblance to a strip mall.

The site's current zoning is R2 Z1 which, according to the city, "permits a variety of residential and community services, but not the list of retail and restaurant uses proposed by the applicant."

There was a previous application, in 2006, reportedly by IDA, to rezone the site to allow a drugstore to go in, according to a city staff report. It was withdrawn after the city postponed its decision.

"We'll be scheduling a community meeting soon," says Barry Brooks, the senior planner in charge of the file. He figures it will probably be held in March.

Writer: Bert Archer
Source: Barry Brooks

Do you know of a new building going up, a business expanding or being renovated, a park in the works or even a new house being built in the neighbourhood? Please send your development news tips to bert@yongestreetmedia.ca.

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