Developer’s Information Session coming up: January 31 6-8pm 125 West 15th (Legion) for a new proposal by Anthem Properties at 1600 Eastern Avenue. The Mayor and Councillor Keating were recipients of campaign donations from Anthem in 2014. The proposed density is 3.3 FSR.
We (Voices) have received a copy of the following submission from a concerned resident in the area, which has been submitted to Anthem:
Dear Emily Howard
Community Relations Manager
Anthem Eastern Apartments LP
cc. Planning cnv.
I will be attending the Information Session on January 31 to hear about your proposal for the new massive development in our neighborhood.
I’m sure other residents of The Sovereign will be there and will want to know about your plans.
This message is directed to both Anthem and Planning CNV and several Council members.
Here are some questions which you might want to address:
1. What is the rent scale that Anthem proposes?
2. Will there be options for affordable rent for the renters who will be affected who now live in the apartments on the East side of Eastern Ave.?
3. What kind of traffic survey and analysis has been done? What does it show?
The traffic in this area is circumscribed by through-arteries to Grand Blvd.,Lynn Valley,
and beyond, and the Upper Levels. Traffic on St. George and the hospital is considerable as well.
17 th. is a shortcut to Grand Blvd. and the Upper Levels.
4. Traffic to and from Loblaws, bus routes on 15th, fire, police, ambulances, delivery and service vehicles spread are now spread throughout these narrow streets. A huge development will take place on St. George and 15th adding more congestion to the already stressed neighborhood.
5. This is a small residential neighborhood with a specific character; this massive development will once again promote urban growth and see development take charge of the way of life. What if any amenities is Anthem returning for this density? The intersection at Eastern and 17th and Eastern and 15th is already a dangerously congested intersection for pedestrians and automobiles. The neighborhood has many older people who use walkers, families who walk with small children and strollers. The entrance and exit to Loblaws on both 17th and Eastern impinges on sidewalk traffic.
6. Where is the entrance and exit going to be for Anthem Eastern Apartments?
Thank you for your attention to these issues.