310 King Street East Feasibility Study

Location
Toronto

Client
Selkirk Investments

Date
2011 to present

Overview

The feasibility planning study for Selkirk Investments at 310 King Street East involved the site analysis and preliminary design for an infill development in downtown Toronto. The site analysis included urban planning and zoning studies investigating density requirements, height restrictions, zoning by-laws, nearby development precedents, building code, and preliminary unit layouts to develop a potential site option. Based on local precedents, the approach was to maintain commercial / retail uses at grade, and below the 13-storey residential tower. On the first two levels are commercial and retail spaces with lobby and amenity spaces for the residential units above.

A preliminary efficiency analysis was completed. For the first two floors, a net leasable (or saleable) area of 70% to 90% of the GFA (residential lobbies and services excluded) could be yielded. Above, on floors 3-13, a net saleable area (NSA) of 80% efficiency could be yielded.

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Expertise

We undertake site analysis studies, from site scale up to secondary plan scales.  We work with developers and public agencies such as Build Toronto and Ontario Infrastructure and Lands Corporation to complete due diligence and Highest and Best Use Studies for their lands. 
Housing is a core focus of our business. We design innovative and adaptable buildings and master plans that respond to the immediate and future housing needs of diverse communities and all levels of income. We have a history of initiating and realizing housing projects that fill critical gaps in the market, and that are sensitive and adaptable to evolving cultures and contexts.
We offer a full range of architecture, interior design, programming and construction management services for commercial and retail projects, especially within mixed-use developments. Our flexible designs focus on user experience and the creation of environments that reflect the culture and identity of our clients.