Allan Street Condo project in Carleton Place remains up in the air

August 10, 2018 by

News From Carleton PlaceThe fate of a proposed condominium on Allan Street in Carleton Place is up in the air after the town failed to reach a decision on Tuesday night.

Plans for a new 4-storey, 33-unit condominium in Carleton Place are on hold after the town was unable to either grant or deny a development permit application for the property.

A meeting of the town’s Policy Review Committee ground to a halt after nearly three hours of hearing from the town planner, developers and concerned residents at the meeting.

While the proposed plan for the building meets most criteria of the town’s official plan, being below a 14 metre height restriction and meeting town regulations for parking spaces, many were concerned about the large building’s effects on the neighbourhood and whether or not it would be out of place on Allan street.

After a staff recommended motion to defer council’s decision until their September meeting failed to even reach the table, another motion have the building’s height reduced from 4-storeys to 3 was defeated 3-2 in a recorded vote.

The lack of decision means that developers must either reconsider their options or potentially make an appeal to the Land Planning Act Tribunal, at a cost to tax payers.