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Ten-storey student residence proposed for Gordon Street

The 389-unit building would be built on the site of the current Days Inn at the intersection of Gordon Street and Harvard Road
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Concept rendering for new proposal for 785 Gordon St.

A new proposal is seeking to replace the Days Inn on Gordon Street with a 10-storey student residence.

The plan submitted by a numbered company that owns the Days Inn calls for 389 "post-secondary school residence units with 520 bedroom units" at 785 Gordon St., which is the southwest corner of the Gordon Street/Harvard Road intersection, directly across from the Harvard Plaza. It does not state if they are condos or apartments.

An application has been made for Official Plan and zoning bylaw amendments.

The plan also calls for 587 square metres (1,926 square feet) of commercial use on the ground floor and includes a total of 220 parking spots, both below and above ground.

The total floor area of the proposed development is just under 29,000 square feet.

The Official Plan amendment would change the land use from 'neighbourhood commercial' to 'high density residential and the rezoning from specialized service commercial to specialized residential apartment.

"The site-specific provisions would permit a convenience store, financial establishment, medical office, office, post-secondary school residence, restaurant, retail establishment, service establishment and accessory uses," states the application.

A restaurant or bar with an outdoor patio would also be allowed if the rezoning is approved as requested.

The 0.84-hectare (2.1 acre) site has 67 metres of frontage on Gordon Street and 118 metres on Harvard Road.