Three projects move forward

Small-lot developments in Parksville get some attention from city council

Three small lot residential developments were advanced at the latest Parksville council meeting.

The issue of lots smaller than the current single family minimum of 560 sq. m (6,000 sq.ft.) has been topical, with some saying the small lots allow for higher density than the city can hold, while proponents say they are more economic and efficient than the large suburban style lots that are now common.

A proposal to convert two large connected lots at 780 Stanhope Road and 577 Pym Street into 15 fee simple lots was advanced to start the statutory process for a zoning and bylaw amendment with a restrictive covenant on a 425 sq. m minimum lot size.

Another project wants to divide a 2.2 h (5.4 acre) property across the street at 779 Stanhope to allow 43 lots ranging from 331 sq. m (3,563 sq.ft.) to 497 sq m (5,350 sq.ft.) also received second reading and was advanced to a June 10 public hearing.

The third property, on the far end of the city at 625 Pioneer Crescent was also advanced to a public hearing to consider packing 12 lots on two existing ones.

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