Parking Questions on New Seniors Residence
Prince George, B.C.- The Riverbend Prince George Seniors residence has been granted a variance in its development.
The developer of the 173 unit building proposed the required 239 parking spaces be reduced to 135.
According to the developer, this development is a carbon copy of their facility in Kamloops and it has been their experience that since this is a senior’s complex, many of the residents don’t drive, there is a “scooter” room, and since 66 of the units are for social housing, the reduced number of parking stalls would be more than sufficient.
But of the reduced number of stalls, only eleven spaces will be designated for visitor parking, and 19 will be set aside for commercial parking.
Councillor Brian Skakun was the only one to oppose the request.