Despite concerns by residents, the council in McNab/Braeside, Ontario, Canada, last week approved a rezoning amendment for the development of a self-storage facility.
The request had been tabled after council members asked the developer, Neil Stewart, to address concerns from residents voiced during a public hearing. However, after visiting the proposed site, one counsel member said many of the neighbors’ concerns are unwarranted. She noted that traffic will not affect the people in the area, nor is the facility’s visibility an issue.
Although the rezoning application was approved in a vote of 4-1, a few residents continued to speak out against the self-storage development. They are hoping to appeal the decision with the Ontario Municipal Board.
The proposed development includes 20 to 24 units. The facility will be located on Stewart’s property at Highland and Sawmill roads in the hamlet of Waba.