Developer pitches 4-storey building for downtown Iqaluit
Public hearing on plans for former Big Racks site set for April 19
The City of Iqaluit is seeking public feedback on a development application for a new mixed-use building in the downtown core.
If approved, 810 Aviq St., the former site of Big Racks Barbecue, would become a four-storey building with commercial space on the ground floor and 30 apartments on the floors above.
According to the request for decision document presented to the city’s planning and development committee on March 16, the ground floor will be office space and the residential units will be split between 18 one-bedroom apartments and 12 two-bedroom apartments.
Development plans for the site were previously contested by nearby residents when the property owner, Matt Wilkins, sought to build a new restaurant lounge on the premises.
A public hearing for the increase to the permitted maximum building height to four storeys from two storeys will take place on April 19 at 6 p.m.
Those who wish to speak at the hearing must register with the city clerk by email or by phone at 979-5634.
The deadline for registering is April 15 at 4 p.m.
Any questions related to the development permit application can be directed to City of Iqaluit development officer by email.
Correction: This article has been updated to indicate that the public hearing is for the permitted maximum building height and not for the redevelopment of the site itself.