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White Rock council approves building's storage-to-room conversion

A roomy storage unit inside a White Rock apartment building will be converted into a one-bedroom apartment, if the proposal wins final approval following a public hearing.

The idea was given preliminary approval by the city’s land use and planning committee Monday following assurances the unit was more than 600 square feet in size, meeting minimum municipal limits.

“It’s simply retooling some interior space,” director of planning and development services Paul Stanton said.“It’s one more affordable housing unit.”

It will not increase the size of the building, Stanton said.

If approved, the owner of the 20-unit apartment building at 15281 Royal Ave. will have to provide one more off-street parking space to accommodate the new suite as required under the 1978 land-use contract between the city and builder.

The matter is to come to council Jan. 23 for a vote on first and second readings of the proposed contract amendment, followed by a public hearing.

 

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