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Sunday, November 13, 2011

New Apartments in Kincardine

Kincardine | by John Divinski  

Residents express concern about plan for 60 new apartment units in Kincardine.

Kincardine could be home to over 60 new apartment dwellings in the near future.

Two proposals to build apartments near the downtown core came before the Kincardine planning advisory committee.

One was approved while the other was deferred until more information was available.

Troy and Amy Snobelen are planning a four-storey, 27-unit building on Huron Terrace.

Speaking for the developers, Don Scott says the site cries out for re-development but area residents think not, citing noise, traffic and height concerns.

Neighbour Andy Ritchie is not pleased with the plans and he says he's going to follow the lead of one of his neighbours and put his house up for sale.

Ritchie, who lives right next door to the development, believes his property will be devalued and now he'll have 27 neighbours instead of one as he looks out at a four-storey high building.

Kincardine councillor Ken Craig says he welcomes the development but it will be controlled through site plan agreements.

Craig says these types of developments are a thing of the future for Kincardine with more and more retirees choosing to live in Kincardine and looking for suitable down-sizing accommodations.

Meanwhile, another development on Durham Market, calling for 34 units in a six-storey structure was deferred until more information on parking issues is presented.

 

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