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New 83-unit townhouse development gets moved forward by council

A new townhouse development on McCourt Road got a green light from Sechelt council last month to proceed.

Council gave first reading to zoning amendments that will allow 86 units on the property, including 43 secondary suites. Council discussed two problems with the proposal, protecting park land and a lack of sufficient parking, but praised the developer for incorporating water collection and conservation measures in the design.

Councillor Diane MacLaughlin wasn’t against the development but wanted to see more details before moving it forward. She said there should be more details for council to review.

Staff said the application is consistent with the Official Community Plan, and thanks to recent provincial legislative changes, won’t trigger a public hearing.

Staff said the section of the property proposed for park dedication is too steep, but councillors offered alternatives, including improving nearby Piccadilly Park, or creating a linear park.

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The proposal has now been sent out for referral, and council will revisit it at a later date to give final readings and approval.

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