I'm really surprised that they are not proposing a community center in addition to residential uses, which is much needed in the area. Port Union, Scarborough town center, and all the other surrounding neighborhoods have their own public community center except for Guildwood.
The proponent was required to complete a study of Community Services in the area to ascertain needs (includes Libraries, Childcare, Community Rec. Ctrs etc.)
You can find that study appended to the Planning Rationale Report, which can be downloaded here: http://app.toronto.ca/AIC/index.do?folderRsn=7Bt3jUNGatQZz36uWG2sZw==
When you arrive at the above link, click on 'Supporting Documents'
Then click to go to the subsequent page and find the Planning Rationale Report.
From said report is the map of services found in the area:
Based on the above, I consider there to be a need for an additional Community Recreation Centre (CRC) here.
However, that would not occur on this site in all likihood, and certainly not at the expense of the developer.
A typical, full-service CRC is now running a construction cost of 60M-85M per facility.
The most that would be asked here is a land contribution and/or some cash towards such a facility, likely as a Community Benefit.
Based on that last graphic, I would wager that adding a gym to Scarborough Village would be a top priority for any new $$ here.
The most logical site nearby for a new CRC is the City's tentative land assembly over on Poplar Road.
The thread for discussing that is here:
A report is coming to the next Government and Licensing Committee on November 30th, 2020. Said report is about 'activating' the former Robert Borden Technical School as a community Hub. However, in the detail of the report, it is clear that the City is intent on acquiring this site, should it...
There are 3 nearby proposals for rental housing in the area already pending approval. What about families/young couples who are just starting out in the real estate market who would like to purchase their own apartment/condo? How can they reach upward mobility without these types of mixed housing? Hope to see this concerns incorporated as well.
If one had to choose, I would certainly prioritize new rental housing.
That said, I think you'll find, if you used UT's map function that there are nearby condo proposals in progress, notably, just east of Morningside.
There is also a large proposal, that has stalled out recently, but will surely be revived to redevelop the plaza at Markham Road and Eglinton.
I don't foresee any lack of ownership opportunities coming forward here; at least, beyond the general shortage we have in Toronto, relative to demand.