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Residents love the redevelopment, but where will everyone park?

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Despite the reservations of nearby residents, members of the community services committee moved forward a proposal to amend the City’s Official Plan to allow for a condominium building to be built.

Properties at the corner of Cassells Street and King Street West have been purchased by Asimco Textiles, Inc. with designs on erecting a 36-unit residential unit if approved by Council.

Two residents who live on King Street West say that parking is already limited due to a nearby apartment building and businesses. One of the concerned parties, Sue Rhoads, addressed Council saying she thinks the development of the property is positive for the neighbourhood, but wonders where all of the new residents will park.

Councillors Tanya Vrebosch and Mac Bain also asked for clarification on the parking situation.

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Rick Miller of Miller & Urso Surveying Inc., speaking on behalf of his client, tried to put the neighbours’ fears to rest. The condominium is only bound to have one half parking space per unit, so the new development would require 18. The property owner also owns land adjacent, and the indication is that parking spots would be shared to give more spaces to the condo residents.

Miller also pointed out that at the price point his client is planning for, many will choose the building for the location, close to bus routes and within walking distance to downtown and other amenities, and may not own vehicles at all.

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