Condo project by Belvedere Golf Course on hold

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Developer Hanmac Inc. addressing residents' concerns

Mayor Clifford Lee prresides over Charlottetown city council in this Guardian file photo.

A proposed condominium development on property near the Belvedere Golf Course in Charlottetown is on hold.

Hanmac Inc. wants to put three six-unit condominium buildings on property between the Co-op grocery store on Walker Drive and the fourth hole of the golf course.

The land is owned by the club.

During a recent city council public meeting, Coun. Rob Lantz, chairman of planning, said the developer senses it doesn’t have the support of council and feels there are still concerns from some area residents.

In early April, Hanmac Inc. applied for the rezoning and it went to planning board, which recommended the issue should go to a public meeting. Council supported that recommendation.

The public meeting was held April 30. The concerns expressed by about half a dozen residents were primarily around traffic on Kensington Road but there were also questions about potential water runoff and snow removal.

Council committed to having police look into the traffic issue.

The application went back to planning board for a recommendation.

Police looked at the impact on traffic and were satisfied the development would have an insignificant impact on Kensington Road.

The board recommended the rezoning request be approved by council.

However, Hanmac asked for an extra month to address some of the concerns of residents.

The application was not brought to the floor at the May council meeting.

Hanmac then held an informal neighbourhood meeting, which Charlottetown Mayor Clifford Lee and Coun. Danny Redmond, who represents the area, attended with about eight residents.

Lantz says council received approximately a dozen emails of support, mostly from members of the golf course.

Now, Hanmac wants a bit more time to address concerns from residents. Lantz moved a deferral at Monday’s meeting, which passed 8-0.

Lee said at the recent council meeting that he’s concerned over the delay, stating that residents expect council to make a decision.

Organizations: Hanmac, Hold.Hanmac

Geographic location: Charlottetown, Kensington Road

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  • therod
    June 16, 2014 - 10:54

    Technically there are about 450 single family dwellings (excluding the few condos) for sale a fairly large geographical area. Which is typical for this market. Not that I agree with another condo project though.

    • Rental Ratesroperty Guys Just to High For PEI
      June 16, 2014 - 11:33

      Hi therod ! Houses For Sale is Close to 700 In Charlottetown And Stratford Areas. Property Guys And Private Sales Take a Fair Portion of That. 300 Houses Up For Sale in Stratford Alone, a Real Estate Agent Told Me and Some Houses Been up For Sale 4 Years. Some Contractors are Near Bankruptcy .

  • Mytwocents
    June 16, 2014 - 10:54

    PEI has the one of the highest senior populations...I would think the council would want to support their aging population by allowing people to choose to live in a condo rather than a home. Perhaps some of the council members need to open their eyes and realize change is a good thing!

    June 16, 2014 - 10:42

    No! Mr Condo.... People Just Can't Afford To Live Here in PEI Anymore. The Rental Problems Are The Same, When Rental is The Same in Red Deer Alberta As It Is In Charlottetown Then You Got a Problem. You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet. People Will Never Work in PEI for the Wages They re Offering, Just Can't Pay Your Bills. The Best Job I Had in PEI For $12 Hour And The Workload For 3 People. I work in Alberta Now $40 Full Benefits 70 Hours a Week.

    • Captain Condo
      June 16, 2014 - 15:07

      Pretty sure there are a lot of people that can afford to live here, otherwise PEI would be a deserted Island. You want to work 70 hours, all the power to you. Money isn't everything.

    June 16, 2014 - 08:07

    Building Another Condo...There is Over 600 Houses Up For Sale in Stratford And Charlottetown Alone. Good Luck !

    • Captain Condo
      June 16, 2014 - 09:32

      600 houses for sale because they're moving into condos.