Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Parking An Issue For A New Rental Apartment In Vernon

Vernon, BC, Canada / 1075 KISS FM Pete McIntyre July 18, 2017 06:15 am
Vernon Council is supporting a proposal for more rental housing in the city — despite concerns from nearby residents. Council has granted a parking variance to a company planning a 60 unit rental apartment on Centennial Drive. Development manager Pascal-Toupin- Selinger says it will be a mixture of 1 to 3 bedroom units. “We have come to Vernon because there is a very lack of rental housing for all ages. We have identified a need, especially for young people to have rental apartments available.” The variance will allow the building to have 69 parking spaces, instead of the normal 99, which opponents say is a dramatic change. Stan Lawlor from the nearby Royal Village strata says it will cause on-street parking and other problems.” We believe as we will attempt to demonstrate that it set a dangerous precedent in the community and basically it will have a tendency to gut the zoning bylaw as it relates to parking.” Pascal-Toupin-Selinger says each unit will get one parking space, and other forms of transportation will be encouraged. “Using transit passes, increased bicycle storage. We believe we have a development here that will cater to the client market.”The company behind the project is Ironclad Developments based in Winnipeg and has built several other rental apartment complexes.
Also read castanet article.
Also read Morning Star article.

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