Lang Zoning Amendment denied – Application turned down previously

An application from Lang Contracting Co. Ltd, to seek an amendment to change zoning at 25 James Street North has been denied by Town Council. The land in question is beside the train station and was deemed surplus land and sold by the Town. Gerry Lang explained to Council that he wanted to build two residential homes on the property. Coun. Bill Osborne reminded Council that the same request was turned down by Council and that he would be standing by the same reasons that it was turned down previously. Donna Aldis, a neighbour to the property, presented a petition to Council signed by all the neighbours asking for the application to be denied. She noted that the Town had stipulated that as part of the sale, a building would have to have been erected within one year, which had passed. Grant Brouwer informed Council that due to an error this point was missed by staff and the Town Solicitor. Coun. Van Galen pointed out that a study conducted for the Town had indicated that this should be a single lot only. In a recorded vote, Council voted unanimously to deny the application.