New apartment development slated for city’s west end

By Tyler Marr
June 2, 2018 - 1:34pm Updated: August 7, 2018 - 11:14am

A new 24 unit apartment block will soon be erected on the city’s west end.

The project will call 2641 Woodbridge Dr. home and is the third complex in the area by the developer. City council unanimously approved the development permit at their latest meeting.

A few councillors quizzed administration on a handful of particulars with the project, most notably around parking.

“Everyone has a car nowadays and there can always be spill off to the road,” Ward 6 Coun. Blake Edwards said. “I know several of our older complexes there are parking issues. I am hoping we have addressed that?”

Administration said the proposed condo block will have a mix of designated visitor parking, loading stalls and 34 above ground stalls, as well as underground parking. According to the city’s bylaw, the number of required stalls per unit is dictated by bedrooms.

Questions on landscaping also arose, with Ward 8 Coun. Ted Zurakowski saying neighbours are curious what green space will accompany the site.

Bylaws require 35 per cent of the site be landscaped and one tree planted per 45 square metres of green space. The developer plans to have 38 per cent, exceeding the minimum. They also plan to install a mixture of trees, grass and crushed rock for weed control.

The project is expected to generate around 25 jobs for the 2018-19 construction season, according to the developer.

 

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