Town council approves site plan for Fox Glen upgrades

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By Ron Giofu

 

Construction plans at Fox Glen Golf Club cleared a hurdle Jan. 11 when town council approved a site plan for the facility.

According to a report from manager of planning services Rebecca Belanger, the town received application from Fox Glen for a new two-storey clubhouse and banquet facility. The 18-hole golf course, located in McGregor near the intersection of Howard Ave. and Middle Side Road, would see the new addition be placed onto an existing pro shop structure.

The western-most building on the property would no longer be used, Belanger indicated in her report to council. That building currently houses banquet and lounge facilities.

“These facilities will be provided through an addition to the eastern most building which presently contains offices, cart storage and washrooms,” Belanger said in her report.

The location of the addition complies with the recreational zoning that the property currently holds, Belanger noted. The new building is proposed to be nearly 20,000 square feet.

“The existing parking areas are proposed to remain generally as currently configured,” Belanger added in her report. “All servicing requirements for the proposed addition will be addressed with the appropriate town departments prior to construction.”

Belanger told town council during the meeting there were no comments received by the town from the public on the matter.

“I think this is fantastic news for the town,” commented Councillor Rick Fryer. He added he hopes many new businesses come to Amherstburg.

 

Mayor’s Breakfast   The town’s economic development committee is holding a mayor’s breakfast Thursday morning and the session now appears to be open to the public. It was originally proposed to be restricted to local real estate agents, the committee and Mayor Aldo DiCarlo, but manager of municipal governance/clerk Paula Parker told town council she is now of the understanding the meeting is now open to the public.

 

Report requested   Councillor Leo Meloche has requested a report from administration over a piece of provincial legislation that could impact the town. Meloche said he has been doing some reading about Bill 73, which deals with planning and development charges.

Meloche wants the report to come back to council to explain how the proposed changes could impact Amherstburg.

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