Mayor waiting on staff report before making up mind on controversial condo project
A draft image of the condo building.
PARRY SOUND, ON- Jamie McGarvey is waiting to get all the information he can.
McGarvey, who is currently serving as mayor of Parry Sound, indicated that he wanted to hold off on expressing any views about the proposed Lighthouse condo project in the community, which has been drawing a mixed response from residents.
The development would be on land located between Salt Dock Road and Beacon View, along a former railway bed to the east of the Rotary Algonquin Regiment Fitness Trail.
One public meeting has already been held to discuss the potential rezoning of the area to create a 43-unit apartment building, taking place on July 16 at council chambers.
The possible structure would be 14.2 metres high, and concerns from residents have included the loss of view for residents of Beaconview, the loss of the forest area, and increased traffic.
When asked about his views on the matter, McGarvey deferred, saying he wanted to wait for the latest staff report on the development. He believed that report would come before council sometime in September.
As of this report, council hasn’t decided on approving the recommendation or not yet.