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Quesnel Politicians Ponder Potential Parking Problem

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Quesnel Mayor Bob Simpson calls it a “planning conundrum.”
City Council has approved the development of an affordable housing agreement on a proposed new 30-unit facility in the downtown core.
The Quesnel Lions Housing Society is behind the project and while Council is unanimously behind it, the politicians do have concerns about the parking.
An agreement will include a condition on title that at least 30 percent is for affordable housing for seniors or persons with disabilities.
Simpson says that’s because a building that is built to last 50, 60, 70 years could change hands.
He says “30 years from now when this baby boom generation has aged out and is either gone or in care homes or whatever, that building may end up changing to be a singles or younger seniors who want their vehicles and want their toys.”
Simpson says that’s where the conundrum comes in.
He says “how do you plan for the next 30, 50, 60 years for those buildings when the current proposed use may have a reduction in vehicles but future uses may actually require the full parking that you would have with a normal 30-unit apartment block.”
Right now there are just 11 parking spots and one of them is handicapped parking.
A public hearing is set for the 28th.
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