Green Light for Apartments
Friday, October 12, 2012 12:15 PMby
Saugeen Shores approves site plan for four storey waterfront apartment building.
It's taken since 2006 with ownership changes and plans redeveloped but Saugeen Shores Council has authorized a site plan agreement with developer Andrew Hill to construct a four-storey apartment building near the Port Elgin Harbour.
The building is at 137 Elgin Street, which is the site of the former Sunset Grill restaurant at the harbour.
The building will house 17-units on the top three floors with the ground floor used for indoor parking.
Saugeen Shores Deputy Mayor Luke Charbonneau says he's confident the area will jibe with what the public has said they want during Waterfront Master Plan meetings.
Charbonneau says the developer has provided funding of over 32 thousand dollars to incorporate some of what is being worked on for the waterfront plan.
In addition the developer will contribute 180 thousand dollars to the town for on-street upgrades to the section of Elgin Street located west of Harbour Street.
The tract of land has been a bone of contention for many residents over the years who argued a condo or apartment development would block the view of the lake for some and change the character of the beach in that area.
Councillor Taun Frosst says he's glad to see the project moving ahead and he doesn't believe it will have an adverse affect on the area.