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Neighbours developing reservations about building on escarpment

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Chair of community services Mark King kept a rezoning matter concerning a 71-lot development to be located near Janey Avenue on the city’s escarpment on the committee level.

This occurred at a planning meeting Monday evening, during which nearby residents expressed concerns about the intersection that would be created to service such a development, the manner in which a creek would be bypassed for traffic, as well as their contention that there are plenty of serviced lots to be had in the area.

It would be interesting to learn what the existing neighbours of the day had to say about the newly developed homes that this opposition group moved into years ago. The major difference between then and now, this group of presenters says, is the economic reality in North Bay. Declining population does not indicate that more development is necessary, they claim. The prevailing message is that jobs and industry are needed before more development.

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