Seniors housing plan proceeds

A plan to build a 64-unit facility for seniors at the corner of Lakeshore Road NE and 20th Avenue NE has received initial approval.

A plan to build a 64-unit independent living facility for seniors at the corner of Lakeshore Road NE and 20th Avenue NE has received initial approval.

At the Nov. 7 meeting of the city’s planning and development services committee, the mayor and four councillors present voted in favour. Couns. Alan Harrison and Debbie Cannon were absent.

Proposed by the Talus Management Group, the property at 2110 Lakeshore Rd. NE requires rezoning from R-4, medium density residential, to CD-14, comprehensive development zone, to accommodate the ‘assisted living housing’ use.

In April 2008, the city received a development permit application for a 32-unit townhouse complex on the same property, but the application was withdrawn because of poor market conditions.

Although city staff noted the complex would not be too close to amenities other than the new Askew’s, it is on a bus route and there will be 48 parking stalls provided.

The facility would cater to seniors who are mobile and not receiving care, although the proponents said if residents need help with medicines or bathing, home care will come in.

 

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