Ridgetown will soon be home to a brand new apartment building.
During last week’s Chatham-Kent council meeting, council approved constructing a two-storey apartment dwelling containing 22 units on George Street.
The apartment will be located on the south side of George Street in Ridgetown, where the area is currently vacant.
“The proposed apartment building is within the Ridgetown Urban Boundary and is also within proximity to existing built-up residential and open space areas,” reads the report. The development is an efficient use of vacant lands that have access to full municipal services and other public services. The proposed apartment will provide affordable apartment units to support the growing population of Chatham-Kent.”
In support of the proposal, the applicant submitted a number of supporting studies and technical documents, which have been reviewed and accepted by the Municipality. These include a detailed site plan, infrastructure servicing brief, a storm water management plan and report as well as a lighting plan and photometric data.
“In providing 22 new affordable rental dwelling units, this project is the type of development the Municipality encourages through the Chatham-Kent Community Improvement Plan,” reads the report.
Bird Bouchard, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Ridgetown Independent News