Five-storey building advances

Town of Sidney council moves proposal ahead for building on Third Street

The Town of Sidney has advanced the rezoning variance process of the former McLarty’s building on Third Street downtown. While not yet approved, once the proponents meet seven conditions, it’s anticipated final approval is not far behind.

The variance allows for a five story mixed commercial-residential building on the site, including 28 multi-family units. It also reduces off-street parking requirements, while ordering the developers to undertake all offsite works and services and added landscaping.

Floyd Johnson, a resident of the neighbouring Stone’s Throw condos, spoke against the rezoning request saying the extra storey would be detrimental to the downtown character.