Planning committee approves Norman St. amendments

The city’s planning committee has approved changes to a bylaw to allow a mid-rise residential development between 93 and 105 Norman St. in Little Italy.

Tamarack Developments’ original plan for an 18-storey tower was resisted not only from the community, but also city staff, which prompted the developer to come up with a revised plan, which would see the tower cut in half.

The development’s western side will have nine storeys bordering the O-Train corridor.  As the project moves closer to Preston Street, it will move down to three storeys. About half the development will be nine storeys.

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There will also be nine two-storey townhouses as part of the project.

Half of the 117 units will be two-bedroom, 32 per cent one bedroom and 18 per cent will be studio apartments.

There will also be 94 parking spaces in two underground levels.

The amendments still need approval from city council.

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