Housing complex gets council’s appproval

The re-zoning will allow the developer to build a strata complex of single family residential homes

Plans for a residential housing complex on the corner of Alder Street and Niluht Road are officially approved by council.

Council, at last week’s Tuesday meeting, signed off on a rezoning to accommodate a new development that will partly border the new École Mer-et-montagne French school.

The re-zoning will allow the developer to build a strata complex of single family residential homes on the .71 hectare lot.

Plans call for 14 strata units, primarily geared towards the older demographic.

The average size of the homes is expected to be 1,500 square feet.

Steve Lindsay told council at its July 22 meeting that he intends to stagger the units.

“We want to create a series of houses that take advantage of the views,” Lindsay said.

As part of the development, Lindsay has entered into an agreement with B.C.’s Conseil scolaire francophone to remove a cement walkway that connects Niluht to the school and runs through his property.

The walkway in the past has been used as an access point to the school’s field and playground.

But under the agreement, the francophone association has agreed to allow Lindsay to remove the walkway.

City staff support the development because it meets the objectives and criteria laid out in the city’s sustainable official community plan (OCP).