The Dennises applied to the Region of Queens Municipality, and council addressed the couple’s application at its regular meeting on Jan. 16.
A decision will follow a public meeting in the council chambers of the municipal building at 249 White Point Rd., set for Feb. 20 at 8:45 a.m.
The meeting is for people to take possible concerns to the table.
Garrison House is zoned as Restricted Residential (R1) under the Region of Queens Municipality Land Use Bylaw. Lynn and Deane would like the property zoned as General Residential (R2).
The house has five bedrooms, and Lynn says she and her husband would like to add three more.
Lynn says Garrison House opened in 2009.
“We’ve always had a really good rapport with everyone,” she says about the neighbours.
She says Garrison House has been well received because Liverpool does not have a lot of housing for seniors.
“What they do have (for housing) takes quite a long time to get into,” Lynn says.
What the Dennises hope to do won’t be very obvious. She says they are planning to expand their garage and, beyond that, the renovations will take place inside.
“Most people probably won’t even notice the addition,” says Lynn.
The Dennises main reason for wanting to increase the number of bedrooms is they see a need for senior housing.
“We’ve had people come forward that I literally don’t have room for,” says Lynn.