STRATHROY- A future development site for Mount Brydges was the site of contention during Strathroy-Caradoc Council on 21 June.
A presentation by the Municipality of Strathroy-Caradoc for 22647 Adelaide Road was brought forth by Director of Planning & Building Jennifer Huff. The building will stand three stories high and include 37 units in total - 20 one-bedroom units, 11 two-bedroom units, and six bachelor units, plus parking and outdoor space.
Aligned with the Municipal Strategic Plan’s growth management, the recommendation was made to receive for information which was carried following much deliberation between the council and public. Of the five delegates concerns ranged from worry over excessive traffic interfering with emergency services, poor timing of the application during the pandemic, desire for the land to remain zoned for recreation, as well as lack of amenities in town for potential new residents.
Council concerns included the need versus the legalities of allowing the units to go specifically to Strathroy-Caradoc residents. Counc. Flegel shared concerns for traffic flow, other potential opportunities and even questioned if Mt. Brydges was the right size to fit a project like that of the application.
Damon MacLean, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Middlesex Banner