Charlottetown Mayor Philip Brown says he needs a assessment of the town’s official plan and the way it pertains to improvement and zoning bylaws after a bunch raised considerations a few a 99-unit residence complicated that was authorized for the waterfront with out public session.
Pan American Properties, in collaboration with Killam REIT, have had their design assessment authorized by the town and signed a improvement settlement for an eight-storey constructing on Haviland Road between the Culinary Institute of Canada and Queen Charlotte Armoury.
The corporate has but to use for a constructing allow. The venture was scheduled to begin this fall however has been pushed again to not less than subsequent spring, in line with developer Tim Banks, although he stated he plans to “mobilize the positioning” within the close to future.
Many residents of Renaissance Place, a 42-unit constructing adjoining to the brand new improvement web site, can have an obstructed view of the harbour when the brand new constructing is erected. Some may also lose their parking areas.
Louise Aalders, who lives in Renaissance Place and speaks for the residents, stated many are seniors who’re additionally involved about security with elevated site visitors the brand new constructing will convey.
Concern ‘extra with course of’
However she stated the bigger concern is the shortage of public session.
“Our concern is extra with the method, with the planning board, than it’s with Tim Banks,” Aalders stated. “He is simply making an attempt to do developments and do his job so it is not essentially with him we’re desirous to get solutions from, it is extra from the town.”
This eight-storey residence complicated will probably be positioned off Haviland Road between the Queen Charlotte Armoury and the Culinary Institute of Canada and in entrance of the Renaissance Place residence constructing. (SableARC)
The group has met twice with Brown and Alanna Jankov, the councillor who represents the world, as soon as in July and once more final Monday.
Aalders stated there’s a petition with greater than 300 signatures of people that wish to cease the event. One other supporter, Doug MacArthur, has created a web site and Fb group known as stopkillampei, wherein he outlines dozens of the explanation why the venture shouldn’t go ahead.
Brown stated he understands the considerations of the group, however stated the present bylaw permits for the event with out public session so long as rules have been met.
Banks stated the plans are “stamped by licensed engineers and designers who’re certifying that the constructing will meet all of the bylaws, constructing codes and hearth codes required for our constructing.”
Charlottetown Mayor Philip Brown says the prevailing bylaw permits for development of the brand new constructing with out public session. (Natalia Goodwin/CBC)
The general public can nonetheless enchantment the constructing allow inside 21 days of the applying.
It could be too late to have an effect on the Haviland Road venture, however Brown stated he needs a assessment of the town’s official plan to permit for extra public session on future developments, particularly alongside the waterfront.
“It requires a assessment. I am asking our planning division to do a assessment,” he stated.
New planning committee
On Oct. 14, the town is shuffling its committees, and Coun. Mike Duffy will exchange Coun. Greg Rivard because the chair of the planning committee. Rivard will chair protecting and emergency companies.
Becoming a member of Duffy on the brand new planning committee will probably be Brown, Jankov and councillors Julie McCabe and Mitchell Tweel.
“We will have a brand new group, let’s examine the place we will go along with it,” Brown stated.