July 30, 2013 - 11:36 AM
KAMLOOPS – A 58-unit strata development next to Aberdeen Elementary school could be another big step closer to getting the go ahead if city council approves the development permit at council today.
With a total of eight duplexes, six triplexes and a 24 unit apartment building as part of the plan, neighbours have long been opposed to the conversion of church use to multi-family use on the 2.23 hectare lot. Concerns over drainage and rentals topped the list at public hearings last year.
More than 100 people attended the May 2012 public hearing, when the plan was originally calling for 64 units. Council denied that plan and a month later the developers asked council to reconsider a plan for 58 units with increased setbacks and a new drainage plan.
Only 25 people attended the public hearing for that plan that July and about a dozen voiced concerns at the next council meeting. Despite those concerns council felt the applicant had done enough to address their concerns and the rezoning was approved with several restrictions.
Now that several of the restrictions have been met, including landscaping, setbacks and sight lines, staff is recommending council approve the development permit.
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