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.