A proposed townhouse development in the city’s east end has been scaled back, but the total number of units is on the rise thanks to the addition of an apartment building.
Originally planned to have 57 condominium cluster townhouses, proponents are now calling for 30 cluster townhouses as well as a five-storey, 40-unit apartment building at 78 and 82 Eastview Road, across from where Starwood Drive and Auden Road connect to Eastview.
The revisions were recently posted on the city’s website. Several townhouse units were removed from the “extreme north end” of the property, with the apartment replacing some of the townhouse blocks planned for along Eastview Road.
Townhouses are expected to range between 5.6 and 6.6-metres wide and be 11.8 to 13.9-metres deep, each with a garage and driveway space for one vehicle.
The plan includes 10 visitor parking spaces associated with the townhouses, including two that are barrier-free. Eleven visitor spaces are intended for the apartment, three of which will be barrier-free.
The is currently a bungalow at 82 Eastview Rd.
Two numbered companies are looking to have the 3.25-hectare parcel of land rezoned from “urban reserve” to a mix of “residential cluster townhouse,” “general apartment,” and “conservation land.”
Nearly 2.5 acres of the property is protected wetlands.
A public meeting on the revised plan will be held early next year, but no date has been set.
During a public meeting held in June for the initial proposal, several nearby residents raised concerns about sight lines, traffic and parking, as well as density.
Coun. Leanne Caron also expressed concern the proposal didn’t achieve a net zero carbon footprint.