The Peachland Council has approved a multi-townhome development for Princeton Avenue.
Residents’ concerns at a public hearing on Aug. 29 ranged from density and height to traffic and visual impact.
The property’s zoning allows for up to 49 units and up to 16.8 meters in height.
The developer agreed to cap units at 26 meters and height at 13 meters for the project located at 4607 Princeton Avenue.
Mayor Patrick Van Minsel said he was happy the developer listened to the community’s concerns.
“It will also provide us with much-needed improvements to Princeton’s roads, sidewalks, etc., once construction is complete,” he added.
Advice. Keith Thom said that while it can be difficult to accept different types of housing in single-family neighborhoods, it is important for the growth of the community.
“You have to start somewhere, otherwise we won’t have a single young person in this city living in affordable housing.”
Advice. Alena Glasman said she appreciates that the number of units has been reduced.
“The idea of 49 units on this property is a scary idea. I’m very happy with 26,” she said.