Courtenay council amended the development permit with variances for the 21-unit multi-residential development Monday to provide a loop road through the development and increase the parking to two spaces per unit. Construction on two units is now complete, while six units are at the interior finishing stage, seven units are being drywalled and the last six units are at the lockup stage, according to the report from senior planner Gina MacKay and director of planning services Peter Crawford. During a site visit in September, the configuration of the parking and access roads was discussed, focused on providing two parking spaces in front of each unit and eliminating the hammerhead turnarounds in favour of a connecting loop road. With the proposed reconfiguration, each unit will have two spaces in front of it. The approved site layout includes a hammerhead turnaround at the end of each internal roadway. The proposed loop road eliminates the need for these hard surface areas and allows for additional visitor parking, explained MacKay and Crawford. The original configuration also put the children’s play area between the two turnarounds, and the proposed revised site layout moves the children’s play area to a protected corner. Courtenay councillors commended the developer and the city's planning department for their flexibility to make improvements. All of the units at Diamond Park Townhouses are 1,100 square feet in size and have three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Features include hardwood floors, upgraded lighting and contemporary interior finishing. The project also includes sprinkler systems, backyard patios and fenced yards. Each unit includes stainless steel kitchen appliances and a washer and dryer.
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