Apartment proposal to go to public hearing

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A new 39-unit apartment is being contemplated for Morinville's downtown core. The matter is set to go to a public hearing later this month.

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A proposed three-storey, 39-unit apartment building in Morinville’s downtown area will now go to a public hearing after Morinville Town Council gave unanimous first reading to a bylaw to allow an amendment to the Land Use.

The amendment would allow for a change in density to the area where Savenay Builders Ltd. are looking to build an apartment building on three lots north of the Notre Dame Apartments.

Documentation filed with the Jan. 10 council package indicates the location for the proposed development is land designated Downtown Transitional, a classification that allows (on a limited and site specific basis) a variety of commercial, residential, institutional and recreational uses.

Other than exceeding current density allowances the proposed development was in compliance with the Land Use Bylaw, according to documents, and it was administration’s belief minor issues could be resolved in the development permit process.

With first reading passed, Council will hold a public hearing before advancing to second and third reading. That hearing is set to take place Jan. 24 at the Community Cultural Centre.

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