FOUR new townhouses can be built adjacent to Argyle secondary, following a unanimous decision by council Monday.
A portion of the land, located at 1131 Frederick Rd., is slated to become natural parkland, but a few councillors wondered if the deal should have included a sidewalk.
Given the number of students who walk on Baird Road, Coun. Roger Bassam said he was disappointed the development would not include a sidewalk.
"I'm greatly concerned that we're not going ahead with a sidewalk on Baird," Bassam said.
Collectively, the townhouses cannot take up more than half the property.
The townhouses will have a setback of 1.25 metres on each side, with a seven-metre setback from a creek.
The maximum building height is eight metres, with a small allowance for sloping roofs.
As part of the deal, the developer gave the district $12,000 for trail upgrades.