A proposal for new townhouses facing Quidi Vidi Lake is raising a red flag for some residents.

Deer Park Contracting wants to build the units on the south side of Forest Road in St. John's.

But there is a problem — the proposal lacks a site plan.


Tony Lockyer of Deer Park Contracting acknowledged that there are questions the company will need to answer if council gives the go-ahead for the project. (CBC)

That, as well as traffic and other concerns, drew a dozen residents to a public meeting Tuesday night.

But contractor Tony Lockyer says it's still early days for the project at this point.

"We don't know how many units can go in there … what the site plan will be for how they'll sit on the property," Lockyer said.

"So I mean there questions that we need to answer once we know we can go ahead with this."

According to city planning rules, a proposal can go through a public meeting and pass through council without spelling out those details.

That has some residents concerned. Parking, and the disruption of a nearby stream, were also cited as potential issues.

St. John’s city council must still approve rezoning of the area before the application comes for a final vote.