Highlights of January 8 Council meeting
Central Green development permit
Council deferred a decision on a development permit for a rental apartment building proposed within the Central Green site, asking staff to go over the plans again with the developer. The five-storey, 108-unit building at the corner of Harvey Avenue and Richter Street was proposed to include eight two-bedroom units, 85 one-bedroom units and 15 bachelor suites.
New washrooms at Boyce-Gyro Beach Park
In a 5-1 vote, Council agreed to construct a new washroom facility at Boyce-Gyro Beach Park to replace the existing 1969 building, rather than renovate it. Located in the centre of the park, the new building will have male and female washrooms and change areas, and a universally accessible washroom for a variety of different user groups and open year-round. Coun. Charlie Hodge was opposed.
Development Cost Charge update
Council gave reading consideration to an amendment to the Development Cost Charge (DCC) Bylaw, requiring developers in the city’s north end to pay DCC’s to support future upgrades to the wastewater sewer system. This area, which includes McKinley Landing, has recently been connected to sanitary sewer and increased development will burden the existing system. DCC’s are fees charged to developers to pay for the cost of new or upgraded infrastructure needed to service new development.
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