At the April 26 Village of Pemberton (VOP) regular council meeting, a report was presented to mayor and council seeking consideration of an application for a mixed-use development in downtown Pemberton.
The proposed building, which is to be located at 7454 Prospect Street, would add two ground-floor commercial spaces and 10 residential units on the second and third floor, including both one- and two-bedroom condos.
Due to space concerns at the rear of the building, the developers, Fitzgerald Building Company, were seeking approval on a bylaw variance to reduce the required commercial loading zones from one to zero.
One issue with the proposal as presented was the building’s “sombre façade” that doesn’t fit with the community’s look, according to Councillor Amica Antonelli.
In the end, council authorized the development permit with the commercial loading space variance, but suggested the developers look for ways to make the building more lively to fit more with Pemberton’s character.