Paradise approves 111-lot subdivision

By Mark Squibb
September 22, 2023 Edition

Paradise council has approved an application for an 111-lot residential subdivision to be located between Octagon Pond and Trenton Drive.

Deputy Mayor Kimberley Street explained the development will consist of a mixture of land-use areas comprising single-detached homes, semi-detached homes, a daycare, and a condominium building containing commercial businesses and second floor apartments.

Street noted the plan meets Town policies regarding residential density and mixed-use development.

The application was approved subject to 24 conditions.

Councillor Patrick Martin said there is a big need for developments of this sort across the country.

“This is well needed,” said Martin. “We know there’s a housing crunch all over Canada, so this is welcome news. So, we’ll have more housing for people to live in. It’s good to see.”

Councillor Glen Carew added that smaller lots would present residents with opportunities for more affordable housing.

He added that residents of Trenton Drive ought to be aware of imminent construction work in the area should the application be approved.

“I’m looking forward to seeing Paradise growing a little bit more,” concluded Carew. “This area has been planned out for some quite time, and so I’ll be supporting this motion.”

The rest of council was of the same mind as both Martin and Carew, and the application was approved unanimously.

The approval is subject to 24 conditions.

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