DeLair Road townhouse complex opposed

A proposed townhouse complex on DeLair Road had several residents crying foul at Monday night’s public hearing.

A proposed townhouse complex on DeLair Road had several residents crying foul at Monday night’s public hearing.Krahn Engineering has requested a zoning change for three properties, 34801, 34811 and 34831 DeLair Road, to construct the 29-unit project.“It’s absolutely unbelievable to have something of this capacity on DeLair. It’ll change the whole flavour of the neighbourhood,” said Roy Carver.Many area residents share that view, as a petition against the project was also submitted to council.Concerns ranged from traffic congestion to curb appeal.Townhouses can already be built on the sites under the current zoning status, but the density would be smaller. Approximately 20 homes could now be built.“Certainly I want to see something developed there, but 29 is not realistic, not necessary. Why can’t 20 be sufficient?” asked Carver.Glen Froese, an employee of Krahn Engineering, told council a traffic assessment had been performed and the townhome project is not expected to cause congestion.Council will vote on the rezoning application at an upcoming meeting.