Design Goals and Objectives
 
This project is an infill project to a centre block off Clarke Road to create 14 one bedroom apartments. The target population is single adults with autism spectrum disorder who require modest quality housing close to services and transportation. The site is located in the mature neighbourhood of single family homes in east London. The project includes: 14 one bedroom units, ( including 2 accessible units) laundry, administration office, a public lounge, indoor bicycle storage, and, outdoor amenities including landscaping and sitting areas, and, 14 parking stalls and a loading bay. This non profit apartment has been designed as an urban intensification infill project in the very large rear yard of a single family home which is now removed. The lot is a pork–chop 0.33 hectare property located at 193 Clarke Road. The block is also bordered by Royal Cresc, Sudbury Ave, and Merlin Crescent. The property is currently zoned R-1-7. The site is bounded by single detached homes on all sides. There have been some modest improvements to the area. The original house is not longer on the property. It was located on the throat of the property close to Clarke Rd. The proposed building is located in the centre of the block. Its massing consists of a number of single storey components which break up the perceived mass to better fit the scale of the neighbourhood. The building rises at its more public end to face the entry drive on its east facade. There are several entry/exit points to the building. The main entry on the east of the building described above also serves as the fire fighting entry. Secondary entries serve bike storage, sevice access, and a more private shared patio area. The proposed parking is located in front of the building at the site’s east side, well behind the throat of the property Additional landscaping will define and enhance the new access and reinforce the change to residential character. There are several larger trees bordering the property which will be protected. The property is proposed to be zoned as R-7.
 


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