Common Council Chamber (File Image)

The controversial Ethos Ridge retirement community development has been given the green light by Common Council.

Councillors gave third and final reading to the require Municipal Plan and Zoning By-law amendments clearing the way for the development to proceed. The approvals carry a number of conditions for the development to address concerns expressed by nearby neighbours at the City’s Planning Advisory Committee and a five hour public hearing before Common Council.

Proposed layout of Ethos Ridge development on Sandy Point Road (File Image)

Developer Scott Walton told Council at the public hearing that revisions to the proposal address a number of concerns raised by residents. The Ethos Ridge development would see 120 luxury retirement units constructed on a site at 2100 Sandy Point Road. Total cost of the development is estimated in the 50 million dollar range.