Builders have announced development plans for the area of Weston and Lawrence. Responding to community concerns about yet another high-rise in Weston, they have said that they will be building their ‘tower’ underground in an innovative plan they are calling “basement dwelling”.
In a meeting late last year, residents expressed concerns that the site would contain too many rental apartments too close to transit, which could cause falling rents. There were also concerns that the site would draw more visitors to Weston, leading to changes on the main street.
In an admirable response to the community, Dingleberry Developers have promised that the the 13-storey inverted rental tower will have ample above-grade parking in a 4-level parking garage, but no residents above ground.
The building is expected to connect to the to-be-buried UPX stop, announced by Premier Ford, when the station is complete in 2050.