An application by Urban Capital Property Group to add six more storeys to a building it is developing near Yonge and Bloor streets was refused by the committee of adjustment Wednesday.

The property at 75 St. Nicholas St. is to remain a 29-storey condominium, potentially leaving in the lurch buyers of some of the units planned for those extra floors.

The developers had originally applied to build a 44-storey building on the property in 2008; the city approved a 29-storey building last fall instead. Urban Capital requested six more storeys in May and was not heard until Wednesday.

According to Anita MacLeod, manager of the Toronto and East York committee of adjustment, the request was refused because it does not maintain the intent of a site-specific bylaw passed six months ago by city council limiting the height of the building. “(It was) indicated that if the bylaw was passed six months ago and council wanted another six storeys, they should’ve dealt with it six months ago,” said MacLeod.

A spokesperson for Urban Capital was unavailable to comment. When the Toronto Star reached the Nicholas Presentation Centre on Thursday, an employee who refused to give his name said several units in the proposed six storeys have been sold.