A rezoning request that could lead to 120 new apartment units on Cartier Street has been approved by council.
The developer previously told council their target market is seniors.
Councillor Dave Mendicino says this is a great example of a school being repurposed into residential housing.
“That’ll create a dent, if you will, in the shortage in the city,” he says. “There are other developments that are happening as we speak that are addressing that need. Certainly this one I fully support. It does mirror what the developer did on Marshall Park Drive.”
Just like the former Marshall Park School was repurposed into housing units, this proposal involving the former J.W. Trusler School would see the school building repurposed with 20 units.
Another 100 units would be developed in a new building on the property.
Councillor Mark King says he’s sure once it’s completed it’ll be filled almost immediately.
“The fact that the development will provide one and two-bedroom apartments at market rent or less is a real big deal,” he says. “Many people are now trying to figure out how to lower their living costs and this is one opportunity.”
The rezoning request received unanimous support from council.