The Working Group on Graywood Development's proposal for a 15-storey midrise at 506-516 Church Street (Crews / Tangos), met for a second time on January 18.
The group, of which CWNA is a member, is discussing the proposal and site plan from the economic and cultural perspective of the Church Wellesley Village, with the aim of preserving and protecting the historical significance, character and culture of the Village.
According the group's Terms of Reference, it "will review the Zoning Application, which involves the review of the building’s height, massing, setbacks, angular plane, cultural and heritage conservation, and land use designations. The Working Group will also review the Site Plan application, when submitted, which involves the review of features such as the building design and materials, site access and servicing, lighting and safety, waste storage, parking, loading and landscaping."
The first Working Group meeting was held on December 1. The January 18 meeting followed up on several aspects of the proposal that had been brought up at the December meeting, notably the relationship of the building to the streetscape and feel of the Village. Graywood proposes that the Crews / Tangos building be partially preserved to a depth of 5 metres. A bar / restaurant space remains a part of the plan.
Graywood will now take away comments from the second Working Group meeting and resubmit a revised plan to the City in March. A community consultation, open to the public, will be scheduled to follow the resubmission.