It was a rather long “Special Meeting” on Thursday evening where Council took up the matter of the proposed Century Condos downtown. It’s been a long r̶o̶a̶d̶ laneway since this development was first made public in 2018.
With Council not satisfied with what was brought forth at the August 17th regular meeting, it was sent back for more deliberations between the Town’s Planners and the developer, and presumably their legal teams. Thursday night saw a revised proposal that cut a few units from the last proposal and did some shuffling around to change parking numbers.
Remember No More Than Four? Century Condos (6 Doran & 21-23 Main Street) is back for another kick at the Planning can this coming Tuesday (October 9th) with an open-microphone public meeting. After reading some of the reports on the project, it will be a very interesting meeting.
While everyone has been enjoying the long weekend, we have been busy putting together our notes from the March 27, 2018 Planning & Development meeting. With so many speakers for the Century Condos “open house”, needless to say we had a great deal of paper to go over.
While we are compiling notes, we just wanted to say what a great turnout there was at Town Hall on Tuesday Night. So much that the Fire Department had to enforce the 185 people maximum in the building and turn people away.
For those who were unable to get in, from our understanding (subject to change) the Town took their names and they will have an opportunity at the April 10, 2018 P&D meeting to have their say to Town Staff and the Committee.
For those who did get in and especially for those who spoke, it was clear that the Committee, Town Staff and the Developer heard the message of “No More Than Four”. Some Committee members even went so far to remark “Three is even better”.
The fire trucks are long gone but for those who live or have businesses in Downtown Grimsby, things are not as they used to be.
With a part of westbound Main Street still closed to vehicular traffic, the temporary move of the Market to the Peach King Centre, coupled with people being on summer holidays… businesses are still being impacted by the aftermath of the downtown fire.
Here are some of the photos we took downtown this afternoon of the aftermath of the fire. It was quite an unsettling scene and eerily quiet, given what a regular Friday afternoon in the downtown area would normally be like.
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