Linked Header

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Proposed Mobile Home Park Bites The Dust

After listening to more than three hours of opposition, Common Council is rejecting a mobile home park at 50 Heather Way on the east side.

Residents raising concerns over lack of space, snow removal and decreased property values. Margaret Dubee spoke on behalf of the neighbourhood and says heading into the meeting, she wasn't sure Council would take their side.

The developer, Bob Darling, arguing the project was an efficient use of land that provided an affordable housing option for people living in Saint John, but Council voted down the mobile home park by a slim margin of 5-4.

Councillors did give preliminary approval to Frenchy's setting up shop at 303 Westmorland Road. The store is currently operating off Rothesay Road but wants a more visible location. Chief City Planner Ken Forrest says the municipal plan discourages business development on Westmorland because it is a residential neighbourhood.