Three proposed new housing developments in Lachute have cleared another hurdle in the approval process.

On April 6, Lachute council approved second reading of a regulation a 32-unit development to be constructed in four stages in the area along Avenue d’Argenteuil across from Polyvalente Lavigne and Laurentian Regional High School.

Second reading approval was also given to a regulation for a 48-unit development in the area behind the IGA store and Volkswagen dealership along Rue Watson.

Council also gave second reading approval to a regulation to allow 16 housing units to be built on Avenue Hamford at the site of the former Metro store.

The developments still require third and final reading by council.

Speed limit change

On April 6 Lachute council approved a regulation to change the speed limit on Rue Grâce between Rue Mary and Rue Barron to 30 kilometres per hour.  The speed limit in the area is currently 50 kilometres per hour.

A resident had suggested the reduction in the speed limit, especially since the section of street is between two elementary schools and is near a childcare centre.  The speed limit is already 30 kilometres per hour along two sections of Rue Grâce with the 50 kilometre per hour section in between.

The notice of motion to change the speed limit had been introduced at the March 1 council meeting and was then referred to the traffic committee for consideration.  The committee approved the changes before forwarding the recommendation to council for final approval.