A little less housing but more happy residents for Scott Avenue - InfoNews

Current Conditions

-0.8°C

A little less housing but more happy residents for Scott Avenue

It took two years to make a decision on whether the proposed property development would go though.
October 21, 2014 - 2:32 PM

PENTICTON - The residents of Scott Avenue can breathe a sigh of relief knowing an undesired rental property will not be built on their street.

Council made a decision this week to nix a plan that’s been in the works for over two years.

A third public hearing was held at City Hall Monday night for the development of a three-storey, 13-unit rental property at 273 Scott Avenue. The project was originally brought to council over two years ago and designs were sent back to the developer, Singla Brothers, each time for a redesign because the building was too big for the lot

Construction of the building would also require a zoning bylaw change, because the property is currenly zoned for a duplex, not multi-unit residential building.

Council chambers were overflowing with residents and neighbours of Scott Avenue, as it was during previous hearings. Residents who spoke out to council said they were against the development because the lot is too small for the proposed project and the street already has congestion and parking problems.

It’s the “same old, same old,” said one neighbour. “A few variations on an old theme.”

Another said it’s as if the developer is trying to “shoehorn this development onto the lot. How many times do the residents of Scott Avenue have to say ‘no.'” Council ultimately voted against the project because the developer continually failed to take direction and meet council’s demands.

“Scott Avenue has reached its saturation point,” said Coun. Katie Robinson of the street that is already home to two 40-plus unit buildings. “Let’s put the neighbourhood out of its misery."

To contact the reporter for this story, email Meaghan Archer at marcher@infonews.ca or call 250-488-3065. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

News from © InfoTel News Ltd, 2014
InfoTel News Ltd

  • Popular vernon News
  • Comments
  • Police search for missing Kelowna woman
    KELOWNA - Kelowna RCMP are asking for the public's help in finding a missing 27-year-old woman. RCMP say Joenna Saunders was last heard from on Nov. 27. She was reported missing on Dec.
  • Girl opens Christmas present she gave to boy when she dumped him in 1971
    ST. ALBERT, Alta. - A man in Edmonton who made international headlines for holding onto a wrapped Christmas gift from a high-school girlfriend who dumped him nearly 50 years ago finally learned wh
  • Water quality advisory in effect in North Okanagan
    NORTH OKANAGAN - The district has issued a water quality advisory for the North Okanagan. The Regional District of North Okanagan Silver Star Water Utility in conjunction with Interior Healt
  • Kamloops Fire Rescue respond to McDonalds deep fryer fire
    KAMLOOPS - A Kamloops McDonalds was temporarily closed last night due to a small deep fryer fire. Kamloops Fire Rescue arrived at the McDonalds location in Sahali at about 11:30 p.m. last ni
  • Vernon fast food restaurant held up by man with syringe
    VERNON - RCMP are on the hunt for a suspect after a robbery at a Vernon restaurant earlier this week. A man threatened staff with an allegedly contaminated needle on Wednesday, Dec. 5, at Wr
View Site in: Desktop | Mobile