A self-storage facility proposed for Dundas, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, is being indirectly protested by a local citizens’ group and several individuals who would rather see the land parcel near the Desjardins Canal become part of an urban eco-park. The activist group “Protect Our Dundas” has hired a lawyer and will join the Hamilton City Council in fighting the appeal that would give approval to the storage facility.
The council rejected the re-zoning application made by the self-storage developer, J. Douglas Hammond of First Dundas Leasing Ltd. The land, currently zoned for restaurants and commercial-recreational use, requires a change to industrial use.
City-planning staff recommended that the council approve Hammond's application, but council members disagreed. The city will have to hire an outside planner to defend its position.
Source: The Hamilton Spectator, Dundas fight moves to OMB