Many questions remain unanswered for Merritton residents

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A lingering sense of frustration for Merritton residents following an open house that was designed to answer questions about a proposed apartment development.

Residents were shoulder to shoulder in the Merritton Community Centre on Monday night voicing their concerns about the plan to build six residential apartment buildings --- ranging in height from three and four storeys  to 10 to 12 -- on Seymour Avenue.

Merritton Ward councillor Greg Miller estimates between 150-300 people turned out, which made it very difficult for city staff to answer questions in an orderly manner.

Speaking with CKTB's Matt Holmes, Miller said there was a clear miscommunication between city staff and residents and acknowledges the legitimate questions residents have about traffic and infrastructure.

Leading up to the open house, some residents took to Facebook with comments like "horrible idea" and "I hate this for our quiet little street."

Going forward, Miller expects staff to note the concerns about traffic and infrastructure in their report due sometime in January or early-February.

Miller says he and fellow Merritton councillor Lori Littleton would like to try an improved town hall format in the near future.