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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Downtown Condos in Goderich Clear Hurdle

Goderich | by Peter Jackson  

Developers of the six-story building at 37 Hamilton Street have secured a by-law zoning amendment

A proposed condominium development in downtown Goderich has cleared an important hurdle at Town Council.

Developers of the six-story building at 37 Hamilton Street have secured a by-law zoning amendment, to allow plans by Talin Properties for the 60 to 70-unit building to go ahead.

A public meeting Tuesday heard favourable comments from the Downtown BIA and the core-area business community, citing the building's close proximity to stores on The Square.

While opposing comments dealt mainly with parking issues, none were against the plan itself.

Mayor John Grace voiced the only opposition during Council's recorded vote on the amendment, because he also wanted the parking situation on Hamilton and St. Andrew Streets to be sorted out first.

The Mayor says the plan allows for less than one underground parking spot per unit overall, but hopes the development is successful.

The open lot at 37 Hamilton Street was once the location of an auto dealership.

There's no word yet on when construction might begin because several criteria must be met, including an environmental site assessment.

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