Chatham-Kent’s general manager of community development says it is important for the community to continue to grow, despite the challenges stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The approval by Council of a growth strategy, just before the COVID-19 pandemic started, was really a great thing that we did without even knowing how important that was going to be,” Norton said.
“In hindsight, it was a super important decision. It really set us up to be able to say to investors… here are some incentives, some tax relief if you’ll come and invest in our community, whether that is new jobs or multi-residential housing or things like that, or affordable housing.”
Norton also told the Sydenham Current that Chatham-Kent Council approved a number of projects at their Monday, April 27, 2020 meeting, which includes: two six-storey apartment buildings in Chatham, a new subdivision in Chatham and a new McDonald’s restaurant in Tilbury.
Listen to the full interview with Norton and Dana Haggith, below:
On Monday, April 27, Council approved applications for an official plan amendment, zoning by-law amendment and site plan control by Robert Piroli. The decision paves the way for two six-storey apartment buildings to be built on Park Avenue West in Chatham. Read the full staff report, here.
Council also approved applications for a draft plan of subdivision a zoning by-law amendment along Churchill Park Road in Chatham. Read the full report, here.
And finally Council approved an applications for consent by Solace Farms Inc. for a property on 65 Mill Street West. This decision allows for the commercial development of a proposed gas bar and restaurant, which is is set to be a McDonald’s restaurant. Read the full report, here.
For more details about Chatham-Kent’s growth strategy, along with the Community Improvement plan, visit: www.investck.ca