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Council approves zoning amendment for housing units, with consideration to issues raised by public –

by ahnationtalk on February 14, 2020131 Views

February 14, 2020

GORE BAY – Council for the Town of Gore Bay has given its approval to amend a zoning by-law toward the development of a proposed 30-unit apartment-type structure in the town with conditions, in consideration of the many concerns raised by residents of Hall Street, at a meeting held this past Monday.

“I have outlined my concerns in a letter to council, but briefly, about 30 years ago we moved into town in a quiet neighbourhood and (Hall) Street,” stated Mike Addison, a local resident. He pointed out he and his wife Laurie have contributed to the town in many ways over the years. “We have enjoyed our property (which backs on to the proposed development property) and the quiet surroundings,” said Mr. Addison. “The magnitude of a two-storey building being developed would obstruct our view of the bay, mean additional noise and traffic on (Hall) Street. We love our privacy, but the development would mean additional traffic flow, interfere with the water flow for Bickell’s Creek and would interfere with fish habitat, returning ducks and herons and other wildlife,” noting “this past weekend we had a bald eagle sitting in our backyard, something you don’t see every day.”

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