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The proposed Holland Hills development in Rothesay. Image: Rothesay town council packet

Proposed Rothesay development gets final approval

By Brad Perry Jul 24, 2023 | 4:46 PM

Rothesay council is on board with a new multi-unit development proposed on Holland Drive.

Council approved a rezoning application for the four-storey, 48-unit building during their July meeting.

Developer Andrew Baskin had tried two other times to get the site rezoned for development.

However, councillors rejected both applications over concerns about the heights of the buildings.

Council first turned down a proposed two-building, 96-unit development on Holland Drive in December 2021.

The town bylaw requires developers to wait one year before reapplying unless their new plan is ‘significantly’ different.

Baskin came back several months later with a revised proposal for a single five-storey, 48-unit building in hopes of avoiding the waiting period, but that plan was also rejected.

But when the developer returned with his most recent proposal in June, council gave its early support for the project.

“I really appreciate the reduction in height,” Mayor Nancy Grant said at the meeting.

“We need housing, we need housing, and I appreciate the fact that there’s affordable housing included here.”


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