People who live near the east end of Duckworth Street are worried a new bar and eatery will cause noise and traffic disruptions.
Brewdock is a proposed beer bar, eatery and outdoor beer garden that is going through the public notice phase of the discretionary use application process. People have until 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday to contact the city with concerns.
To that end, Coun. Debbie Hanlon brought forward a petition at the regular Monday council meeting. About 30 area residents signed the petition and asked Hanlon to have it included in council’s consideration of the application.
“Their main concern is noise. They don’t want anything amplified on the deck outside,” said Hanlon.
If approved, the hours of operation for the indoor area would be noon to midnight daily, and noon to 11 p.m. for the outdoor area. As well, speakers and lighting would be outside.
Hanlon said residents would like a public hearing on the application, or at least a public consultation with the proponents. She said the residents haven’t said they don’t want the bar there at all, rather they want to ensure the outdoor beer garden and increased traffic won’t cause noise or parking problems for the people who live nearby.
Hanlon said there were also concerns about Bannerman Brewing — located across the street, also with an outdoor area — when it first went through council, but she hasn’t heard many concerns since it opened.
Council is scheduled to either approve or deny the Brewdock application on Feb. 24.