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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Council Wants Westgate Flooding Fixed

Westgate Park residents plagued by flooding problems may be getting some relief -- common council has tabled a zoning request to clear the way for development of four townhouses on Downsview Drive until the city and developer can find a solution to the flooding issue.
Councilor Peter McGuire says it's a quality of life issue and residents must be protected.
Ellerdale Investments wants to use the townhouses as a sales office for its Water Street condo development for a year -- the company says it needs to move the current sales office off the Water Street site so construction can get started.
Planning Commissioner Ken Forrest says the land is currently zoned for commercial development -- so -- the developer could nix the townhouse proposal and proceed with a commercial complex without additional approval but Councilor Chris Titus says no building permits should be issued in the subdivision until the flooding has been resolved.

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