From The Gazette

Beaconsfield

Zoning change considered in attempt to preclude Batshaw expanding

On Monday, Beaconsfield announced it plans to amend institutional zoning rules after some residents raised concerns about the possibility a closed-custody youth detention centre will open on Elm Ave.

The issue is being raised regarding the sprawling Elm Ave. property owned by Batshaw Youth and Family Centres, which now houses the Portage Centre, a substance abuse rehabilitation program for English-speaking adolescents. This property is also the subject of a proposed rezoning that would permit high-density residential on top of continued institutional use.

Mayor David Pollock said while there are acquired rights for Batshaw’s property, the city is aiming to tighten zoning regulations.

“We are trying to have a bit more control over what goes in there,” he said of a notice of motion carried by council Monday. The mayor said the city will obtain further legal advice before formally adopting the zoning amendment.

Pollock said Batshaw hasn’t approached the city about any project for its Elm property.

No Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>