Proposed mixed-use building at Dundas and Hewitt

What is being proposed?

Rendering of proposed mixed-use building at Dundas and HewittMedallion Corporation, the developer that built the three large apartment buildings at 700 King St, has proposed a fourth mixed-use apartment building for the Southwest corner of Dundas St and Hewitt St.

The proposed building would have commercial units on the ground floor, residential units above and structured and underground parking (393 parking spots). It is proposed to be 24 storeys (82 m) and to include 243 residential units, 13 of which would be rented at 80% of the average market rent for a period of 30 years.

The tower portions of the building (above the sixth storey) are proposed to be set back 25 metres from Dundas St.

The existing three buildings are 21 stories (292 units), 24 stories (325 units) and 21 stories (298 units).

What has happened so far?

15 Jan 2021: Staff report on the proposed re-zoning.

17 Dec 2020: notice of public participation meeting (two pages) to be held on 18 Jan 2021 sent to area residents.

Next Steps

There will be a public participation meeting at the planning and environment committee meeting on 18 Jan. Because of the state of emergency and public health measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19, this will be a virtual meeting on Zoom. The public participation meeting will start no earlier than 4:00pm.

The planning committee recommendation will be considered by municipal council at its meeting on 2 Feb 2021.

Please share your thoughts with me using the feedback form below, by emailing me at [email protected] or booking a time to discuss on the phone.

Key Contacts

Sonia Wise is the City of London planner for this application. Her email is [email protected] and her phone number is 519-930-3500.

Members of the planning and environment committeePhil Squire (Chair), Anna Hopkins (Vice-Chair), Shawn Lewis, Steve Lehman and Steve Hillier.

Jen Pastorius is the manager of the Old East Village BIA. Her email is [email protected].

Sarah Merritt is the president of the Old East Village Community Association. Her email is [email protected].

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  • Bernard Lawrence
    commented 2021-01-18 06:04:06 -0500
    I support, in principle, both additional new housing in OEV and the in-filling project this represents. I was supportive of the original 3 apartment buildings as well, as I expected the influx of so many people would support businesses along Dundas Street and elsewhere in the area. This does not seem to be the case, as more businesses have closed than have opened in the 5 years we’ve lived in OEV. The planning and environment board should consider how to use this residential growth to develop small business growth here.
  • Debbie Maling
    commented 2021-01-17 19:25:17 -0500
    the rent even at 80 % is to high. They dont take care of the budings they have now. We need alot mord affordBle housing not more over priced housing
  • Ashley Miller
    commented 2021-01-17 10:34:05 -0500
    This sounds like a great idea. That corner will be great, maybe the coffee shop will come back. I live on English and totally support this idea. Maybe the only thing is to ask for a certain amount of accessible apartments be made as well.
  • Ayla Heartsong
    commented 2021-01-16 18:39:59 -0500
    Thanks for the info & contacts Jesse. I’m disappointed that only 31 of 243 units will be slightly discounted rental rate. How many units are planned to be completely barrier-free/accessible? Accessible units are NOT more costly to build. More affordable, accessible housing would greatly benefit our neighborhood.
  • Sarah Howard
    commented 2021-01-16 12:31:33 -0500
    I am happy to see the land used to create more housing, although I am disappointed with the resident complaints against Medallion as building managers. It would be nice to see London hold large property owners and landlords to higher standards of living. Having more apartments is great, but not if people don’t want to live there because it has decayed into a hell hole.
  • @jesse_helmer tweeted this page. 2021-01-16 12:03:27 -0500
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  • Jesse Helmer
    published this page in Planning applications 2021-01-16 12:02:52 -0500