City council is giving Aberdeen residents a chance to give feedback on a revamped multi-family housing project that had most neighbours out in opposition last month.
Bill Hatswell, president and owner of the Craftsman Group, told council Tuesday he had made significant changes to the original proposal that drew more than 50 people out to a three-and-a-half-hour public hearing in mid-May.
Instead of 64 units, he downsized it to 58; he added more visitor parking spaces, bringing the total to 24 stalls; and widened setbacks between his proposed duplexes and the neighbours from nine metres to 29 metres or more.
As for the groundwater issues in the area, Hatswell said his company has done other housing in the area and dealt with the problems with catchbasins, manholes and other means.
The company has bought a 2.2-hectare property beside Aberdeen elementary school that was owned by a church and was zoned for church uses.
At last month's public hearing, neighbours cited concerns about loss of views, groundwater, shadow impacts, density and traffic.
Coun. Donovan Cavers said the revised plan addressed a lot of the area residents' concerns. He moved to go to another public hearing. Council supported the motion unanimously.