Monday, March 5, 2012

Council approves changes to waterfront deal

Despite a deputation speaking out against the proposed changes, City Council has approved the changes to the waterfront deal with the developers. One woman spoke out against the deal saying council is treating the developers differently than others in town. She referenced the proposed Marriott Hotel near the Superstore which will pay for its own parking lot while the waterfront hotel will now see the city pave the parking lot there and then lease it to the developer. Administration said the difference is the Marriott is on private land while the waterfront is on city owned land.