Construction of a 46 unit apartment building along 84th avenue could go ahead in the coming weeks, pending approval of a development permit by city council. The permit includes variances for fencing and screening, fire lane width, and the number of trees and shrubs to be included on the property. Dan Wong with Bearisto, Lehners and Ketchum says the developer has faced a number of challenges in trying to get this project off the ground.
“There is utility right-of-ways running all over the place there, which limits his ability to build fences, put up trees and what not for screening. So he wanted to put into his application a request for variances.”
One of the variances is the installation of 25 trees and 52 shrubs on the site. Wong says that is half of what is currently required in the new land use by-law, but is double what was required in the old document.