New condo proposal brought to Dysart council
By Angelica Ingram
July 19, 2016
Developers are hoping third time’s the charm for a property at 1 Sunnyside St. in Haliburton, site of the former Watercolours and Bluewater proposals.
A special meeting of council was held on July 13 to hear details about One Sunnyside, a project by Emerald Waters Inc.
One Sunnyside will include 83 units and according to a staff report by municipal director of planning Pat Martin, will conform to the current zoning restrictions, negating the need for a bylaw amendment and a public meeting.
The proposal is a project of architectural firm Quadrangle, established in 1986, with offices in Toronto and Shanghai, according to their literature.
A delegation was made by Peter Schoettle, principal of Emerald Waters and Sharon Snitman, who represent the project and were involved with Watercolours.
Snitman said the building will feature 3,500 square feet of amenities, including a lap pool, theatre, golf simulator and more.
An underground parking lot will be part of the building.
Each suite will have a direct view of the lake and will measure between 750 to 1,100 square feet in size. The pricing for the suites has not yet been determined, said Snitman in an email to the Echo.
Schoettle said the proposal is essentially the same as the last one, however, One Sunnyside includes 83 units while the Bluewater Condo project had 44 in its July 2015 proposal and Watercolours had 134.
Martin said the site plan still required two loading spaces. According to her report to council, a site plan agreement and supporting documents including a storm water management plan are still required.
Reeve Murray Fearrey said the current proposal is a lot better than the original one council looked at, with other councillors agreeing.
Original drawings for Emerald Waters included semi-detached residences, however they were removed to avoid zoning changes.
When asked if they will start in 2016, Schoettle said yes, but Martin said 2017 was a more reasonable timeline, as many approvals are required, including from the Ministry of Transportation.
Deputy-reeve Andrea Roberts asked whether they would be looking to market the project in the GTA.
“Haliburton mostly,” said Snitman, adding there will be some marketing done in the GTA. “The market is mostly here.”
Councillors Walt McKechnie, Susan Norcross and Tammy Donaldson were not at the meeting.