Decision a setback for developer

The variances may have been nominal, but the drawbacks for potential neighbours of a proposed four-storey apartment complex  were huge.

Monday evening, following a public hearing, city council voted against two variances, one for a reduced setback and the other for reduced off-street parking, for a proposed rental/strata apartment complex at 361-10th Street SE.

During the hearing, council heard from many neighbours who argued against the size of the structure, the light it would produce and potential traffic and parking issues. They felt it was not a good fit for the neighbourhood.

Despite the vote, council was supportive of the developer doing more work to find a better fit for the lot and the neighbours, then returning with a new proposal.

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