Article posted by Samar Manuel, real estate sales representative, source www.durhamregion.com/community/oshawa
OSHAWA -- A student housing building is no longer on the table after a group of north Oshawa residents reached an agreement with developers in advance of an Ontario Municipal Board hearing.
Last February, Oshawa council rejected a proposal from InvestorCentric to build a four-storey student housing apartment building with 219 bedrooms at 1658 Ritson Rd. N.
The move followed passionate appeals from residents, many of them living on adjacent Woodgate Trail, who felt the building would negatively impact their quality of life. Residents listed numerous concerns including traffic, a lack of sufficient parking spaces and the potential for noisy parties.
Following the rejection by Oshawa council, InvestorCentric appealed to the Ontario Municipal Board. A hearing was scheduled for January with Oshawa development services committee chairman Councillor John Aker and a group of Woodgate Trail residents set to participate.
Before that happened, the residents came to an agreement with developers. A four-storey building is still in the works, but it will be made up of 75 two-bedroom luxury apartments with ensuite bathrooms and it will no longer be targeted at the student market.
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