New Condo Complex Cleared for 7th Avenue
Conceptual drawing of new project – image courtesy City of Prince George.
Prince George, B.C. – The project calls for a 3 storey 9 unit building to be constructed on 7th Avenue, but some neighbours in the historic Crescents neighbourhood are not impressed.
The project would have nine parking stalls underground, and four more, plus a loading dock in the rear of the building with parking access from the alleyway.
Lighting in the alley and parking along 7th are a concern for neighbours although the City says visitor permits for parking on the street are being developed.
Area residents also expressed concern over drainage, noting the snow removal from the alleyway is not great and the recent freeze and rapid thaw has created serious water issues in the alley. The developer says there is an opportunity for an improved storm water system.
“I take comfort in the engineering firm doing some work on the drainage, and Administration following up, so I will be supporting this ” said Councillor Brian Skakun.
“The drains are a bit of an issue” said Councillor Susan Scott, but added she looked forward to this development in her neighbourhood.
Mayor Lyn Hall also spoke in favour of the project saying it meets the goals for densification in this part of the City.