Talks are heating up again about the long awaited condo development that is to be built in Port Dalhousie.
There are proposed changes to the original site plan by owners Fortress Real Developments who acquired the condo property in 2015 that is 0.6-hectares bordered by Lock Street, Lakeport Road and Hogan’s Alley.
Although a site-specific plan was attached to the location originally that included a 17-storey tower with 80 units, a theatre and hotel, the development company wants to lower the storeys, increase the units and redistribute the building.
It’s proposing a 14-storey terraced building with 220 apartment units, a public courtyard, a commercial space and 258 underground parking spaces. The new name? Union Waterfront Condos.
Because of big interest in the community about the condos, a special council meeting will be held on Dec. 12 at 6 p.m. at FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre in Partridge Hall, which will be able to accommodate 782 fixed seats.
In September, the city held a public information meeting about the development at the Port Dalhousie Lions Club that drew about 270 people and generated much feedback.
The upcoming meeting will be more formal, required under the planning act and in front of city council. Staff will present a report about the application to council and then people can debate it openly.
The report from the planning and building services department will be available on Dec. 5 at www.stcatharines.ca.
Citizens can pre-register to speak at the meeting to ensure they get to comment before those who don’t. People can also make written submissions about the application.
A report with a staff recommendation on the application will be made at a later date.
About Union Waterfront Proposed (From Fortress Real Developments Website)
Prices start in the $300’s.
(main picture of condos: an artist’s rendering from the developer’s website)
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