On Wednesday, the Town of Bracebridge’s Planning and Development Committee approved site plans for a new retirement residence on Manitoba Street that could potentially contain more than 100 residential units.
The new development is being created by the Econergy Property Group, and will be located at 571 Manitoba Street.
In 2019 Bracebridge Council signed off on plans that would allow for the creation of a retirement home containing up to 112 units, and a building with a maximum height of four stories.
The property is roughly 3.1 acres in area and has 140 ft of frontage on Manitoba Street. The rear of the property backs onto Windsong Crescent.
During last Wednesday’s meeting there were some questions from councillors regarding tree preservation on the site. Staff advised that there are strict tree preservation protocols in place and they will be ensuring that those criteria are met prior to construction of the facility.
Councillor Mark Quemby said he had heard from a neighbouring property owner, and he wanted to make sure that as the project went forward property lines were well respected by the developer.
The committee passed the site plans unanimously but they must still be ratified by Bracebridge Council during their meeting this Wednesday evening.
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