Haliburton is one step closer to getting 12 new affordable housing units.

Dysart’s Committee of Adjustment approved an exemption that would allow the Kawartha Lakes-Haliburton Housing Corporation to have just over 1.3 parking spot per-unit.

The municipality’s official plan calls for minimum 1.5 spot per-unit.

K.L.H. wants to build the townhome style units by Whispering Pines, which is a 24-unit affordable rental apartment building just off County Road 21.

Committee Treasurer Jeff Isles says the updated proposal has what the committee is looking for.

He also says the housing corporation addressed the committee’s concern with distance from the units to the parking spots.

Isles says there is currently an appeal period for the parking exemption that will last just over two weeks.

If there are no appeals, the committee’s decision becomes final.

After that, the housing corporation will then have to present its site plan to council.

There is no word on when that will happen.