Condo project pro­posed in Paris

The Expositor (Brantford) - - NEWS - MICHAEL-AL­LAN MAR­ION MMar­ion@post­media.com @ex­pMar­ion

PARIS – Lo­cal builder Pin­evest Homes Inc. is propos­ing to build a 25-unit con­do­minium in a lightly de­vel­oped area on the west side of Paris.

Sarah Knoll, agent for GSP Group, pre­sented to Brant county coun­cil’s plan­ning ad­vi­sory com­mit­tee a pro­posal by Pin­evest Homes to build a con­do­minium to be called The Groves on a three-acre prop­erty at 23 Cedar St., south of King Ed­ward Street.

The units would be bun­ga­low town­homes. Each town­home owner typ­i­cally would own a piece of land and the build­ing on it, and would have part own­er­ship in the com­mon el­e­ments in the con­do­minium.

The plan­ning staff said in a re­port they will ex­am­ine the pro­posal to see how suit­able it is in the prov­ince’s growth plan for Paris and how well it meets the county’s in­ten­si­fi­ca­tion goals for the town. The com­mit­tee will de­ter­mined the mer­its of the ap­pli­ca­tion at a later date.

No mem­bers of the pub­lic were present at a meet­ing last month to speak to the pro­posal.

The com­mit­tee re­ceived the re­port for in­for­ma­tion. The pro­posal, along with a staff re­port, will be pre­sented in a pub­lic hear­ing at a fu­ture meet­ing.

PARIS – Brant staff have been or­dered to no­tify own­ers and oc­cu­pants of recre­ational trailer parks in the county that year-round oc­cu­pancy in a park is pro­hib­ited by cur­rent pro­vin­cial leg­is­la­tion.

The staff also have been or­dered to de­velop an ac­tion plan for coun­cil’s con­sid­er­a­tion to en­sure that fa­cil­i­ties com­ply with the sea­sonal zon­ing by­law re­quire­ments.

Coun­cil has ap­proved that di­rec­tion on the en­dorse­ment of the plan­ning ad­vi­sory com­mit­tee which re­viewed a staff re­port about the prob­lem of trailer park fa­cil­i­ties no com­ply­ing with the county’s by­law.

Coun­cil ap­proved the or­ders at its Oct. 24 meet­ing.

The staff will present a re­port of its in­ves­ti­ga­tion to a fu­ture plan­ning ad­vi­sory com­mit­tee meet­ing.

The is­sue be­gan in a closed door ses­sion of the Sept. 26 coun­cil meet­ing con­cern­ing the tra­vails of Crest­wood Lake Trailer Park where res­i­dents stood to be evicted so the park could be made to com­ply with the county’s by­law.

Coun­cil­lors also re­ceived a legal opin­ion re­gard­ing year-round trailer parks. They wanted to know if all sea­son trailer parks were fol­low­ing the rules and whether they were be­ing en­forced.

The staff pre­sented a re­port at the Oct. 3 plan­ning ad­vi­sory com­mit­tee meet­ing. It says cur­rent pro­vin­cial leg­is­la­tion gov­ern­ing trailer parks pro­hibits the es­tab­lish­ment of more than one year­round trailer or mo­bile home on land out­side an ur­ban bound­ary, the re­port said. Be­cause all the trailer parks in Brant are out­side ur­ban bound­aries, le­gal­iz­ing year­round trailer parks un­der pro­vin­cial law is not per­mit­ted.

The re­port con­tained a sched­ule of 27 recre­ational trailer parks in three ar­eas.

A prospec­tive new owner of Crest­wood, at 99 Fourth Con­ces­sion Road, west of Bur­ford, has made a pre­sen­ta­tion to move away from trail­ers with the cre­ation of a “cabin com­mu­nity” of­fer­ing af­ford­able hous­ing.

The prop­erty would be re­named Crest­wood Lake Cabin Com­mu­nity. The pub­lic is in­vited to at­tend a des­ig­na­tion her­itage cer­e­mony for The Baw­cutt Cen­tre in Paris on Nov. 20 at 1 p.m.

The plaque marks the her­itage value of one of Canada’s old­est gothic style build­ings. It was con­structed in 1854 on Bur­well Street, high on a hill in a prom­i­nent lo­ca­tion then known as the Up­per Town of Paris.

The ed­i­fice has a his­toric past of mu­nic­i­pal uses, we well as a his­tory of be­ing an eco­nomic en­gine for the com­mu­nity. It was home to mul­ti­ple busi­nesses over the years, in­clud­ing Pen­man’s, pro­vid­ing the com­mu­nity with em­ploy­ment and pros­per­ity.

At the cer­e­mony will by Brant Mayor Ron Eddy, Brant MPP Dave Levac, John MacAlpine, chair­man of the Brant her­itage com­mit­tee, and Kathryn Carter, who chairs The Baw­cutt Cen­tre ad­vi­sory com­mit­tee.

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