Against Development on 9413 118 Avenue (main floor two General Retail Stores, second and third floors Apartment Housing - 14 dwellings)
We, the undersigned, object to the approval of a development permit for a fixed use building at 9413 118 Avenue Edmonton (main floor two General Retail Stores, second and third floors Apartment Housing of 14 Dwellings).
Our objection sits with the relaxation of the following site requirements:
Section 54.2, Schedule 1 - Minimum total on-site parking requirement varied from 16 spaces to 6.
Section 54.2, Schedule 1 - Minimum visitor parking requirement varied from 2 spaces to 1 space.
Anyone familiar with the area will know that current parking in this area is unfavorable. Despite transit, only adding 6 spaces for retail and 14 new homes is far from adequate. To not even add one parking spot for every new family is unreasonable. The additional burden this places on future residents, future businesses, current businesses, and current residents in the area is unacceptable.
While we agree that development of currently unused space is important to the growth of our city, the additional burden these relaxed parking requirements causes is beyond the point of un-due hardship to the current community.
For more information on the current appeal, please visit http://edmontontribunals.ca/docs/May_8_2014_Churchill_2.pdf