Notice of Public Meeting - 83 & 90 Duckworth Street

Wed, 2013/05/22 - 7:00pm

A public meeting will be held by the City of St. John’s on Wednesday, May 22, to provide an opportunity for public review and comment on an application submitted by Republic Properties regarding the redevelopment of civic numbers 83 and 90 Duckworth Street (former East Fire Station). A six-storey building consisting of ground floor commercial and five floors of boutique hotel are proposed for civic number 83 Duckworth Street. The site is currently zoned Commercial Central Mixed Use under the St. John’s Development Regulations. This zone allows the proposed development with a maximum building height of 15 metres. The applicants have requested a height of 21 metres with an increase in the floor area ratio. A four-storey building, with two levels of parking (one underground) and three floors of residential units is proposed for civic number 90 Duckworth Street, which requires a rezoning from Residential Downtown to the Apartment Downtown Zone. Existing buildings on both sites will be demolished. Parking for both buildings will be provided at civic number 90 Duckworth Street.

Republic Properties have prepared a land use assessment report, under terms of reference which were approved by the St. John’s Municipal Council, which provides detailed information on the proposed Light House Project. The assessment report along with other background information may be viewed below. Copies of these materials are also available from the Department of Planning, Development, And Engineering, third floor, St. John’s City Hall.  Enquiries on the application may be directed to the Department of Planning, Development and Engineering at (709) 576-8220 or E-mail:

Any person wishing to make representation on this application prior to the public meeting may send their comments in writing to the City Clerk’s Department as follows: (by mail: City Clerk’s Department, City of St. John’s, P.O. Box 908, St. John's, NL, A1C 5M2; by fax: (709) 576-8474; or by E-mail: Written and verbal representations may also be made at the public meeting, which will be chaired by a member of the St. John’s Municipal Council. As information, written representations received will become a matter of public record.

Background Information