Townhouse developer gets second chance to please neighbours in Barrie


Ontario Construction News staff writer

A developer wanting to build 10 townhouses on a parcel of land  in Barrie has been given a second chance to convince council.

City councillors voted this week to allow the developer to change a plan to address residents’ concerns.

Planning staff was directed to assist with a modified proposal since the developer has agreed to “look at dramatically revising the application to satisfy resident’s concerns.”

The original proposal from 2591451 Ontario Inc. was to build ten townhomes on a single-house plot of land at the corner of Essa Road and Athabasca Road, but residents are opposed to the number of units, the height of the buildings and density of the plan.

Darren Vella, with Innovative Planning Solutions, said his client – 2591451 Ontario Inc. – is willing to reduce the number of townhomes to eight and decrease the height of the development to two storeys.

“I would ask you to please reconsider the decision moving forward based on this change suggested by my client,” he said.


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