The Cathedral neighbourhood will stay as-is for now after an application for a new building at 13th Avenue and Elphinstone Street was denied Monday night.
The application was brought before City Council, but 21 delegates spoke against it.
It was to be a four-storey, mixed-use building that would replace a house and strip-mall currently at that location.
The meeting went into the wee hours of the morning as council discussed the idea.
Those against the idea said the building didn’t fit with the neighbourhood and didn’t agree with a home being torn down to build a parking lot.
“I and other members of council wanted to try to find a compromise between the two extremes, if you will, and then if you find that you can live with it but you’re a bit upset, maybe it will work. We didn’t get to that point,” explained Mayor Michael Fougere.
City Council voted to defeat the application for the building.