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

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

The plan submitted by a numbered company that owns the Days Inn calls for 389 “post-secondary residences with 520 rooms” at 785 Gordon St., which is the southwest corner of the Gordon Street/Harvard Road intersection, just across from Harvard Square. It does not specify whether these are condos or apartments.

An application has been filed for official plan and zoning by-law amendments.

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

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

The Official Plan Amendment would change the land use from “neighborhood commercial” to “high density residential” and the rezoning from specialty service commercial to specialty residential apartment.

“Site-specific provisions would permit a convenience store, financial institution, medical office, office, post-secondary school residence, restaurant, retail establishment, service establishment, and accessory uses,” the statement reads. request.

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

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