BRACEBRIDGE - Bracebridge council has approved the site plan for a new apartment building destined for the corner of Wellington and Dill streets.
The plan, which will see two vacant lots at the intersection merged into one, is for a three-storey, 14-unit building, about 12,875 square feet in size.
It will host one-bedroom units, providing a new swath of housing opportunities for local residents or for the two post-secondary school campuses nearby.
Councillors approved the plan Nov. 23 during a development services committee meeting with a few conditions for developer Stokburn Inc.
Conditions include retaining as much of the natural vegetation there as possible.
Any external lighting must also be “dark sky friendly.”
The developer will also have to ensure the parking lot lighting does not impact adjacent residences and that there is room for piling of snow in the winter.
The access to parking and the main entrance will be off Dill Street.
The town will also require a pedestrian link to Wellington Street from the building.