City agrees to deal for new parking spots at Victoria Hill
City council has approved an agreement with Onni Group to split the cost of building 12 parking spots on city property for its proposed rental housing development.
Council previously objected to Onni’s proposal to provide less parking for the residents of the complex, which will have 100 non-market rental and 85 market rental units, than the city’s guidelines require.
The spots are expected to cost $76,000 with Onni and the city each agreeing to pay half.
“That was a good resolve,” said Coun. Bill Harper.
He also said the city will pursue the issue of non-residents parking in the area and then going to work at Queen’s Park Lodge. He suggested some sort of sticker program for local residents’ vehicles to be identified might have to be explored.
Although Onni had suggested renters typically own fewer vehicles than condominium owners, Harper said that’s unlikely to be the case unless Victoria Hill can be guaranteed bus service in the neighbourhood at all times of the day.