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Carleton Place discusses height restrictions for buildings in town

by | Apr 26, 2019 | Local News | 0 comments

Carleton Place is trying to find a way to put the construction of 4-storey buildings on hold in certain neighborhoods.

During Tuesday’s Committee of the Whole meeting, council brought up the concerns of residents who live in established older neighbourhoods in the town.

To preserve the status of these neighbourhoods council would need to make changes to its development permit bylaw, but that process takes time so, during the meeting, council agreed to direct staff in the creation of an interim-control-bylaw.

Deputy Mayor Sean Redmond tells Lake 88, it’s important keep thinking about what the future of Carleton Place will look like. “A lot of the new people that moved here, moved here because of the beautiful town that we have. We have to be able to take a look at what we have, where we want to go, and just slow things down a little bit so that we can make some wise decisions and see where the people of Carleton Place want to be 10 to 15 years from now,” said Redmond. 

The proposed bylaw would put a freeze on new developments above an as of yet undetermined height for at least a year, allowing the town the time it needs to examine the process behind how development permits are awarded.

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