Nelson Landing development application withdrawn following public outcry

Residents who turned up at Monday
Residents who turned up at Monday's city council meeting were pleased to hear that a request for development variances at Nelson Landing had been taken off the agenda.
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Nelson Landing's subdivision application was removed from Monday night's council agenda at the request of the developer.

According to Mayor John Dooley, Storm Mountain Development Corporation plans to do more public consultation on some of its proposed variances before re-submitting its request to council.

This was welcome news to more than 50 concerned residents that had packed council chambers to hear council's discussion on the matter. The crowd clapped and cheered when they heard the request was off the table.

As is required for all development variance requests, neighbours within a 60 metre radius of the subject property (1200 Sproat Drive) were notified of the variance requests.

Residents became concerned when they noticed the developer had proposed a reduction to the width and paving requirement for the multi-use pathway along the waterfront — which runs rom John's Walk to Red Sands Beach — and also wanted to take out sidewalks and reduce the road width in front of the development, and increase lot coverage allowances.

The developers are seeking the permits necessary to build eight townhomes as the first phase of construction the Nelson Landing site along the city's east waterfront.

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