Work proceeds at 701 Brant for hair salon/apartment
A new two-storey building is under construction at 701 Brant St. for a hair salon at grade and a two bedroom residential unit on the second floor. The primary cladding materials are vision glazing, stone and stucco. The driveway access will remain in its current location on the north side of the property, and the existing paved area in the rear yard will be brought up to current engineering standards (repaved, graded, curbed) to accommodate five parking spaces.
An enhanced landscape buffer will be provided along the east property line that separates the site from residential lands to the east.
Nine minor variances were required to permit the proposed development, which were submitted to the Committee of Adjustment. Planning staff and the neighbour located immediately to the east objected to one of the variances relating to the setback of a raised deck. The applicant withdrew that variance and amended raised deck so that it would comply with Zoning regulations.
In addition through the Committee of Adjustment process, the neighbour to the south requested that a privacy screen be installed on the raised deck to enhance privacy. The applicant agreed to that change and the privacy screen was incorporated into the site plan application.