A developer in Dundas, Hamilton, Ontario Canada, is appealing the Ontario Municipal Board after the city rejected amendment applications last summer for a storage facility in the Cootes Paradise environmentally significant area.
Douglas Hammond hopes to develop a self-storage facility on the Eastern edge of Dundas. The appeal hearing began earlier this week with Hammond’s lawyers, city officials and a citizen group, Protect Our Dundas.
Michael Kovacevic, Hamilton’s lawyer, defended the city council’s decision to reject Hammond’s official plan and bylaw amendment applications. The appeal is expected to last several weeks, with 11 witnesses scheduled to testify on Hammond’s behalf. There are also at least 39 participants opposing the appeal plus seven supporters.
Hammond’s lawyer, Brian Duxbury, argued the area for proposed development is one of mixed use, and other properties have been disturbed by construction or alterations of some type.
Source: AncaserNews, Developer Launches OMB Appeal for Self-Storage Facility