Lachute council has approved spending and zoning measures which will enable significant new residential and commercial development in the southern part of town.
At its March 1 meeting, council approved spending $5,150,000, for preliminary work to extend Avenue Barron between Avenue Lorraine and Boulevard Cristini.
Extension of the street will open the land in the area for high-density residential and commercial development, according to Lachute Mayor Carl Péloquin.
Boulevard Cristini intersects with Avenue Bethany between the Patrick Morin home building supply store and Walmart.
Also, on March 1, council approved changes to the town’s urban plan that will allow for residential and commercial uses along the new, western section of Boulevard Cristini.
“I think that this is very great news that will enlarge the tax base of the Ville de Lachute and increase the value of homes,” said Péloquin.
On March 1, Lachute council also approved a $3 million project to improve Rue Georges and Rue Evelina, including paving, water, sewer, curb, and sidewalk construction in the vicinity of Avenue d’Argenteuil (Route 327). The improvements are to prepare for development in that area of the town.