Bylaw change to allow water lots for commercial vendors, vacation rentals in Charlottetown passes first reading
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CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — A bylaw change that may permit water heaps for industrial distributors and trip leases has handed first studying at Charlottetown council’s common month-to-month assembly.
Final month, town held a public assembly in regards to the water heaps in late April, a requirement for bylaw amendments.
Now, town is a site-specific exemption that may permit floating constructions and makes use of on the bottoms of Nice George Avenue and Prince Avenue, stated CAO Eleanor Mohammed whereas studying the decision on the Might 8 council assembly.
These floating constructions would comprise eating places and different industrial makes use of. The decision additionally requires a brand new dock to the west of the Cows Ice Cream constructing and 4 separate “float properties,” or floating cottages, on the west of Confederation Park.
Coun. Mitchell Tweel, who attended the general public assembly, spoke in help of the water heaps.
“Ever for the reason that group’s had a chance to expertise the meals docks down on the waterfront, I feel it’s turn out to be a significant point of interest in our metropolis,” he stated. “It appears to be an enormous attraction, and it’s added to the atmosphere and all of the actions down in that space. I feel it’s a superb growth, from a seasonal perspective.”
Tweel, although, additionally stated residents who have been on the assembly had questions.
He requested whether or not different residents who have been unable to attend the assembly however had questions or feedback have been nonetheless allowed to submit them.
He additionally requested whether or not those that requested additional time had been given it.
Laurel Thompson, planner II with town, defined that late letters are accepted, however marked as late submissions.
“There’s a legislative course of which we have now to comply with, and as soon as that point closes, technically we will’t add these letters. However we do embody them, however we’re very clear that they have been accepted by the division following that mandated time.”
She additionally stated she hadn’t been working immediately on the water heaps file and couldn’t reply Tweel’s query about extra time.
Deputy mayor and chair of the planning committee Alanna Jankov stated the division is engaged on bettering public session.
“We perceive that individuals are searching for slightly bit extra data and methods for us to proceed to do higher.”
Logan MacLean is a municipal reporter with SaltWire in Prince Edward Island. He could be reached by electronic mail at [email protected] and adopted on Twitter @loganmaclean94.