Charlottetown sends 1,700 housing units to community consultation

Charlottetown people will soon have their say on 1,700 housing units proposed for the city throughout 3 separate projects.

Charlottetown’s Deputy Mayor Alanna Jankov said she are not able to recall the town sending this substantially enhancement to public session at 1 time.

“One advancement by yourself is possibly 1,200 to 1,400 residential dwellings of diverse types and kinds,” Jankov reported.

Council voted unanimously on Tuesday night to mail all 3 initiatives to public consultation.

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‘It’s a major task, and we’ll be selecting absent at it. I might like to move ahead as promptly as we probably can,’ suggests Housing Minister Rob Lantz about the 1,700 models prepared for Charlottetown’s Hillsborough Park.

P.E.I.’s provincial governing administration is proposing minimal- and substantial-density improvement in a 34-hectare parcel of land it owns in the Hillsborough Park region of Charlottetown via the P.E.I. Housing Company.

The program involves a blend of one-relatives residences, townhouses, duplexes and condominium structures and would convey among 1,211 to 1,476 housing models to the location in excess of the following decade or so.

A rendering of the concept plan for Hillsborough Park.
The Hillsborough Park strategy would consist of solitary-spouse and children properties, townhouses and flats. (P.E.I. Office of Housing, Land and Communities.)

The province hosted a public assembly on the proposed strategy in August. At that conference residents voiced concerns about increased visitors.

The province submitted a traffic impact review to the town. According to that document, a total create-out of 1,211 dwelling models would create an regular whole of 6,550 new vehicular journeys to and from the improvement.

Greater targeted traffic is constantly a problem for citizens when it comes to any advancement, Jankov explained.

“We can glance at public transportation, we can glimpse at going for walks trails, we can appear at bicycle pathways, but the bottom line is our population is escalating and visitors is heading to maximize,” Jankov mentioned.

“The levels of govt have to have to function with each other to deal with that, so that developers can develop the residences that persons have to have to be capable to have somewhere to reside.”

An artist's rendering of the proposed eight-storey building at 199 Grafton Street.
The Grafton Avenue job has long gone by many proposals as the developer tries to get it accepted. (APM)

An additional improvement heading to community consolation is a proposed eight storey building for 199 Grafton Avenue. The undertaking would carry 158 models to the space with a lot more than 30 cost-effective rental units in Charlottetown’s downtown main.

Project developer Tim Financial institutions, president of Pan American Houses, has reported it can take far too very long to get approval to construct, especially south of Euston Road wherever quite a few heritage homes sit.

“We’re bound by bylaws, procedures, techniques, official strategies, laws. So until all those issues are improved, then that’s what we have to adhere to,” Jankov stated.

“That is why we’re opening up the formal program and that’s why we are hunting at the zoning and enhancement bylaw. That is why we lobby the province to alter legislation. But we are just not there nonetheless. So hang on most people, We are likely to get there.”

A top down render of the 257-unit building proposed for 503 University Ave.
The College Avenue challenge would be a U-shaped, 8-storey framework. (Fathom Studios.)

The 3rd project going to a general public meeting would set an 8-storey, 257-device apartment creating at 503 University Avenue, the previous website of Maritime Christian University. The approach is to have the aged faculty demolished and the new developing put up in its put.

Dates for the general public consultations have not nonetheless been set, but Jankov reported, they are predicted to get location in early March.

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