Ex­ten­sion ap­proved

Summerside cou­ple gets go-ahead to add onto city home

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - PROVINCE - BY NANCY MACPHEE

City coun­cil has ap­proved a cou­ple’s plans to add on to their home.

Trent and Lisa Rana­han were seek­ing the ap­proval of a ma­jor side yard vari­ance to their home at 101 Newson Ct. so that they could build an 18-by-36-foot ex­ten­sion, al­low­ing for a sin­gle-car garage, en­try and fam­ily room.

The home is lo­cated on a cor­ner lot at the in­ter­sec­tion of Newson Court and Walker Av­enue. The right-of-way widths on both streets are 20-me­tres wide, in com­par­i­son to the city’s stan­dard 15-me­tre right away.

The is­sue was be­fore a meet­ing of the city’s plan­ning board Wed­nes­day evening.

To ac­com­mo­date the pro­posed ad­di­tion, the side yard set­back could not be met with­out the vari­ance from the city.

The pro­posed set­back for the side yard is about 2.74 me­tres. The city’s zon­ing by­law re­quires a min­i­mum set­back of four me­tres in a sin­gle-fam­ily residential zone.

Letters were sent out to nearby res­i­dents, with only one re­sponse re­ceived, which was in sup­port of al­low­ing the vari­ance.

Coun­cil, at a spe­cial meet­ing later in the evening, ap­proved the ex­ten­sion.

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