The city recently received a revised application for a 29-storey residential high-rise on Scott Road.
The development at 9365 to 9383 120th Street and 11959 to 11969 93A Avenue would see a 314-unit mixed-use residential and commercial development constructed, comprising the high-rise tower with ground floor commercial space, daycare, and a five-storey rental building.
The site currently contains a single-storey commercial building fronting 120th Street and a light industrial building on the west side along 119B Street that would be demolished.
Planning staff note the site is located within the Townline Neighbourhood and the study area for the Mayor's Housing Task Force for Scott Road.
As a result, the proposal would seek to align with the recommendations on directions and specific initiatives from both.
The task force has recommended that the Townline Neighbourhood be established as an innovation district, with promotion of mixed-use and residential apartments and live-work opportunities and a strong public realm that supports active transportation.
Mixed-use and residential towers between 18-to-29 storeys could be accommodated when developers provide contributions towards community amenities and neighbourhood improvements.
A formal application was submitted earlier this year but has since been revised, reducing the original number of proposed storeys from 32 to 29.
Of the 314 dwelling units, 264 would be in the tower and 50 in the rental building.
Vehicular access to the site and the six levels of underground parking would be from 93A Avenue.
The application still has to go out for community consultation and discussed at various civic advisory committees prior to council consideration.