This is my alert to the Niagara-on-the-Lake community.
Have you heard about the three-storey, 17-unit apartment/condo building coming to our neighbourhood?
This is not Parliament Oak. This is not the Rand Estate.
This a small lot off King Street south zoned single-family, about to entertain a condo building, should the developer’s amendment to our residential bylaw be approved. It is a precedent that would create more density and traffic flow in Old Town.
The location is 727-733 King St. Do a drive-by and see if you think a condo building is appropriate.
This structure would have 17 above-ground parking spaces, no visitor parking, no play area for children and three storeys of 17 units overlooking neighbours’ yards and lives.
Even though the proposed design is itself offensive, the concept of multi-storey living is ill-suited to the neighbourhood where it would be built.
As citizens directly affected by this development, we can’t imagine the congestion this structure would cause for fire service, garbage collection, flooding and noise.
Help us oppose this developer’s proposal by opposing the application.
Send your written opposition to town planner Aimee Alderman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sign, give your address and state your opposition to this project on King Street. Ask to be included in the in-person/virtual public meeting set for Tuesday, Sept. 12 at 6 p.m.
Otherwise, if this amendment to the official plan is approved, you might find a three-storey condo building coming next door to you.
The worst thing you can do is nothing.