The Guardian has learned a new home built on Ambrose Street in Charlottetown will not be the subject of a hearing before the Island Regulatory and Appeals Commission.
Some area residents say proper process was not followed by the Charlottetown planning department in issuing a building permit for the new home at 5 Ambrose St. in the community of Brighton. The new home does not fit with the built heritage of that part of the street, say some residents.
Charlottetown city councillors received an email this week saying IRAC does not have a legal basis to hear this particular appeal.
The contemporary home is surrounded by homes bearing heritage plaques.
The home is only a few weeks away from completion for owners, Randy and Deann Robertson. It is built on a lot created from property formerly owned by the late Reginald and Margaret Smith, a family that traces its ancestry at the location back to the 1800s.
Area resident Elizabeth Schoales told the city the new home was “architecturally disharmonious” with homes around it.
The mix of architectural styles representing different periods of design gives Brighton its character, said a response back to her from the planning department.
IRAC will not hear matters relating to this dispute and the case is closed, councillors said.