Renner Road residents oppose townhouse proposal

Some Renner Road residents in Williams Lake are opposed to a recent townhouse proposal.

  • Oct. 10, 2012 5:00 a.m.

After hearing from concerns from local residents about the possible development of townhouses in the 1900 block of Renner Road, off South Lakeside, city council is going to ask developer Richard Crowell to amend his application.

Crowell will be asked to reduce the rear yard setback requirements, limit the density for the lot to a maximum of six units, and that his design provide additional onsite parking.

City planner Liliana Dragowska’s report included a petition opposing the development signed by 49 people and several submitted letters.

Concerns raised included road safety due to the existing road width, restricted access for emergency vehicles, increased traffic flow, parking limitations, overall existing community fit of a six-unit townhouse, lack of pedestrian accommodations, and the lack of a safe and quick south exit off of South Lakeside Drive.

If Crowell amends his plan, then the development will proceed to a public hearing, possibly some time in November.