Sylvan Lake condo project changed to rowhouses

A 40-unit proposed condominium project in Sylvan Lake has been transformed into a 25-rowhouse development.

A 40-unit proposed condominium project in Sylvan Lake has been transformed into a 25-rowhouse development.

Sylvan lake town council got a look at the revamped project on Monday, when it was before them for development approval.

The previous WatersEdge Condominiums and Marina, which was comprised of a pair of four-storey condo buildings with some commercial space, was approved in 2012.

A revamped 174-slip marina, upgraded with larger spaces for boats, was included as part of the project. The marina has already been drained and dredged as part of the upgrade.

Town planner Kim Devlin says in a report to council that the condominium project didn’t go ahead because of economic and market considerations.

The re-imagined proposal went to the municipal planning commission earlier this month and was recommended for approval to council.

Concerns about parking were raised by councillors. Sylvan Lake Harbour, which is developing the property, planned to provide 62 parking stalls and required a relaxation of 11 spots. The developer was prepared to pay $5,500 per stall in lieu to provide parking elsewhere.

Under the town’s bylaws, one parking stall for each of the 174 boat slips is required. However, planners recommended that a relaxation of two stalls per boat slip — granted for the previous condo application — be continued.

Council was split on the parking issue and voted 4-3 against the development application.

The project is not dead in the water, though. After much discussion, council agreed to review the application again at its next council meeting after planning staff have had more time to review parking options.

Sylvan Mayor Sean McIntyre said on Friday he couldn’t say much about the new application before its return to council on May 24.

A representative for Sylvan Lake Harbour could not be reached for comment.

Just Posted

Shale oil producer seeking long-term river water supply

A company behind what is billed as Canada’s first commercial shale oil… Continue reading

Red Deer’s crisis line workers are busy dealing with multiple emergencies

Callers need everything from mental health counselling to their basic needs met

Pleaded guilty: Ex-Red Deer teacher gets 3 years for sex offences against kids

SASKATOON — A former Saskatoon teacher who admitted to sexual offences involving… Continue reading

Rental market picking up in Red Deer

There are fewer “for rent” signs in Red Deer than there have… Continue reading

Alberta government to partially backstop new $2 billion dollar bitumen upgrader

CALGARY — The Alberta government is providing a $440 million loan guarantee… Continue reading

2-for-1: Total lunar eclipse comes with supermoon bonus

On Sunday night, the moon, Earth and sun lined up to create the eclipse, which was visible throughout North and South America

New Canada Food Guide nixes portion sizes, promotes plant-based proteins

OTTAWA — The Canada Food Guide’s familiar food rainbow has been replaced… Continue reading

New Canada Food Guide nixes portion sizes, promotes plant-based proteins

Guide no longer lists milk and dairy products as a distinct food group

B.C. animators land Oscar nominations

‘Animal Behaviour’ by Vancouver’s David Fine and Alison Snowden among several Canadians on the short list

Canadian talent abound on newly revamped Vancouver Whitecaps squad

VANCOUVER — The Vancouver Whitecaps may need to stock up on maple… Continue reading

China demands US drop Huawei extradition request with Canada

China detained two Canadians on Dec. 10 in an apparent attempt to pressure Canada to release Meng

Rugby Canada Hall of Fame a family affair for hard-nosed forward Hans de Goede

Hans de Goede, a hard-nosed lock forward who captained Canada at the… Continue reading

5 burning questions ahead of the Oscar nominations

NEW YORK — The Oscars still don’t have a host, but on… Continue reading

Most Read