Spayum Holding Limited Partnership, a consortium of local First Nations, is proposing to develop the parcels at 3350 Voght Street and 3155 Grimmett Street, formerly the site of the Grasslands Motel. The proposed development includes 15 townhomes fronting Voght Street and 52 modular homes in a modular home park, which would have vehicular access off Grimmett Street.
To accomplish the project, the City would need to approve a zoning amendment and an official community plan amendment.
The existing zoning of the subject property is Corridor Commercial (C4), which allows for a mix of commercial and residential uses. The applicant is requesting a change to a split zone of Medium Density Residential (R7), Residential Modular Home (R4), and Park & Cemetery (P1).
“The current zone allows buildings up to 22 metres in height or five stories, and the current zone also doesn’t have a maximum density,” said Planning Manager Don McArthur. “The developer has proposed a zone which includes lower height and lower density.”
“I want to be clear modular homes are manufactured homes. These are not trailers, these are not mobile homes,” added MacArthur
This evening Merrittonians will have the opportunity to have their voices heard on the project during a public hearing.
Due to COVID-19, the public hearing will be held at the Civic Centre to allow for proper physical distancing among the public, the hearing will begin at 6 pm.
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