Parking proposal stirs up tension

By Gordon Lambie

In a press release issued on Friday, Sherbrooke’s municipal services clarified the timeline and methodology used to determine the number of parking spaces for the planned Espace Centro development on Wellington Street South. According to the publication, issued in advance of the public presentation and vote on the project this coming week, the minimum number of 650 parking spaces was outlined years ago through study of other similar municipalities and with an eye to future development in the sector, with the specific project proposed bumping that number to 715. The release was published after Evelyne Beaudin, Councillor for the Carrefour District, shared a video on her Facebook page accusing the city of irresponsible planning with regard to the Espace Centro project. See full story in the Monday, Oct. 21 edition of The Record.

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