Another restaurant patio being considered for Lakeshore Drive

During their regular meeting Monday night, Sylvan Lake’s Municipal Planning Commission:

During their regular meeting Monday night, Sylvan Lake’s Municipal Planning Commission:

● reviewed an application for a 100-150 seat outdoor patio adjoining Bravo Gastro Lounge on Lakeshore Drive, and agreed unanimously to recommend that town councillors approve a development permit for the project.

Councillors have to decide on the permit because the property falls within the Waterfront Direct Control District. It will be on the agenda of their next meeting Aug. 11.

The patio would be located on the vacant site which used to be Loco’s Bar & Grill or more recently Caribbean Flava. Some old-timers would remember the building as Sandpiper, The Centre, The Grill and probably several other names. The building was demolished last August.

Earlier this year, an outdoor patio was approved for a restaurant business several lots further west.

● approved an application to create the first 48 residential lots in the Hampton Pointe subdivision. It will be accessed from Hinshaw Drive north of Herder Drive.

Site preparation has already commenced.

When council approved rezoning and outline plan changes to allow this project to proceed, the removal of on-street parking along the east side of Hinshaw Drive was discussed as a means to alleviate potential traffic congestion in the area.

● recommended council accept Cameron Close, Craig Road, Clayton Crescent, Cobb Drive and Cody Way as street names for the second phase of the Crestview subdivision. The names have to be approved by council.

● made a “favourable recommendation” to council with regard to a bylaw which will amend the town’s Land Use Bylaw to allow development of a school site and active recreational space in Beacon Hill subdivision for Chinook’s Edge School Division.

A new Kindergarten to Grade 8 school for 500 students was announced for the site by Alberta Education Minister Jeff Johnson in February. At that time the expectation was the building would be ready for the 2016-17 school year.