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24 Unit Apartment Complex A Subject Of Controversy In Bracebridge

Posted: 2019-10-02 08:01:21 By: hbr

A 24 unit apartment complex in Bracebridge was again the subject of debate during the most recent Bracebridge council meeting.

The building ,which is set to be constructed on Anglo Street, just off Ecclestone Drive, has been the subject of much debate over the past several years and was sent to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal or LPAT in March, 2018. In February of this year, the LPAT upheld the appeal for the ratio of 1.2 parking spaces per unit on the subject lands and also approved the proposed site plan with added conditions for tree protection and the dedication of lands and construction of an extension of the Trans Canada Trail along the Muskoka River frontage of the property. 

At the latest meeting, the developers were looking to use a nearby property for a sales office and some storage  but again encountered opposition from neighbours. Issues range from parking to noise and emissions concerns.

Some concerned members of the public attended the meeting and attempted to ask questions from the gallery but were informed that the public portion of the meeting had been held the previous week. 

Some councillors said they also had big concerns with allowing storage at the sales office, but ultimately the majority of council voted to approve the project.