Valentina to be connected with new Petrolia development

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Plans for a new seniors development tucked behind a woodlot off Valentina Street will be brought to Petrolia council Oct. 26.
But the development is already raising concerns according to at least one councillor.
Goldleaf Development plans a 50-unit condominium development on the land on the corner of Valentina and Edward Street.
The development, according to Mike Thompson, director of operations for the Town of Petrolia, of the 1,300 square foot two bedroom luxury units will be built on a private road which the developer will own.
It will connect on both sides with Valentina Street.
That, according to Councillor Don Welten, has some people worried.
“A lot of people are coming to me about this,” he told council Monday. “One of the big concerns is a road going straight through…people don’t want the street going straight though.”
Thompson says the street through the community will be a narrow road which winds its way through the development. He expects that will deter people from using the road as a way to cut through to the other side of Valentina.
“If I lived back on Joe St., I’d still continue to go down Oozloffsky,” says Councillor Joel Field. I don’t anticipate more traffic this way.”
The municipal council still has to look at the site plan. The company on its website says it hopes to have units ready for people to move in in the fall or winter of 2021.