Norfolk council approves new apartment buildings

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SIMCOE Norfolk County Council has paved the way for the construction of new apartment buildings in Simcoe and Delhi.

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In Simcoe, a four-storey, 15-unit apartment building is planned for a vacant property at 76 Evergreen Hill Road. In Delhi, a three-storey building with 18 units is planned at 161 Wellington Ave.

Councilors voted in favor of rezoning the Simcoe property to Urban Residential from Neighborhood Commercial. The rectangular-shaped property covers 0.16 hectares, with 54 meters of frontage along Evergreen Hill, councilors said.

The property, east of Queen Street South, is surrounded by low to medium density residential developments that include single and semi-detached homes, duplexes and townhouses.

Planner Mohammad Alam told councilors nearby residents raised concerns about the lack of visitor parking at a public meeting in September.

Alam said Norfokl planning staff worked with the claimant to reconfigure the project. Thus, the building will have 22 parking spaces, including five for visitors. The original plan did not include any parking spaces for visitors.

Meanwhile, councilors have approved an application for the Delhi project to change the zoning from city center designation to city center designation with a special provision to allow residential building with no commercial development on the ground floor. -pavement. The vacant property is the former Kinsmen parking lot and is on the north side of Wellington, east of Main Street.

The plan includes four barrier-free units on the ground floor of the building. The building will have 16 parking spaces, two of which are accessible. It will have all municipal water and sanitation services.

Planner Jennifer Catarino told councilors the land, the former Kinsmen parking lot on Wellington’s north side, east of Main Street, has remained undeveloped since the 1990s. The property is surrounded by single-family homes.

Last year Norfolk County sold the property to Nextien Rental Corp. for $140,000.

Alam said the projects will help boost Norfolk’s rental housing supply.

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