November 30, 2023


A Home Grown Success

Riverview, N.B. inhabitants oppose rezoning allowing for condominium development in rural area – New Brunswick

A group of Riverview, N.B., people is strongly opposed to the proposed rezoning of a wooded location on Hillsborough street that would enable for the construction of two apartment buildings.

If the rezoning goes forward, one 36-unit developing and one particular 18-device creating would be created on the 2.45-acre large amount, with a parking lot with 70 spaces.

The good deal is just down the highway from the household Michael McBurnie and his spouse obtained in 2020.

“First and foremost we’re worried about flooding and the inflow of drinking water coming off of the roofline and the parking lot,” he stated.

He mentioned his and neighbouring homes presently skilled repeated flooding each spring and he fears producing the land would worsen the difficulty.

Both of those apartment structures are planned to be a few storeys substantial in accordance to the proposal, which McBurnie explained results in privateness concerns.

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“We’re highly anxious about residence values, our privacy…” he claimed noting that he and the other people in the group bought their houses being aware of the neighbouring plots of land ended up zoned for one unit dwellings.

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The proposal does incorporate a 6-metre-large landscape buffer, which close by resident Andrew Curwin argues doesn’t give ample privacy.

Curwin’s yard is immediately in front of the whole lot.

“When we constructed our residence we did our thanks diligence,” Curwin stated.

“Part of our due diligence was making certain we have been bordering on a (single-device dwelling) zone lot, for panic it could have been a multi-device dwelling development. If it experienced been a (multi-unit residential zoning) we in no way would have acquired the residence.

Riverview is developing promptly, with a vacancy fee of .2 per cent in accordance to Canada Mortgage loan and Housing Company knowledge.

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Curwin claimed he supports extra housing staying created in the city, but does not imagine a rural residential place is the location for it.

Curwin, McBurnie, and other worried inhabitants are planning on bringing their fears to Riverview Town Council at a public listening to prepared for July 10th.

The two McBurnie and Curwin are taking into consideration selling their houses if the proposed rezoning goes ahead.


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