Before anything else, proper planning and approval are important steps when undertaking any construction.
The City of Swift Current city council recently approved some plans for a house being built in Swift Current, with some added approval regarding the lot.
Over on 14 Avenue Northeast, the owners of 262 applied to combine a pair of lots in an R2 - Low-Density Multi-Unit Dwelling Residential District.
In plain english, that means they will be demolishing the existing structure and combining lots 39 and 40, on block 13, to construct their new home. Currently, the standing structure is built overtop the lot line.
Kathy Dand, a development officer for the City of Swift Current, presented the matter to city council.
"This proposal was reviewed against the City's Official Community Plan, Zoning Bylaw and Subdivision Bylaw, as well as other bylaws, policies and statutory requirements," Dand addressed. "There were no issues found."
The new lot will be approximately 525m²/5,600s.f. and be fully capable of accommodating the planned residence.
City council approved the plans with no objections.