When Lachute council met on June 7, plans for 16 new housing units on property near Laurentian Regional High School and Polyvalente Lavigne passed the written consultation stage. Council also approved second reading for the project along with changes to lot controls and zoning required for the development.
Mayor Carl Péloquin explained that after concerns were expressed by the public, a meeting was held between the town and a developer proposing 48 new residential dwellings in the area behind the IGA store near the intersection of avenue Bethany and rue Cristini.
One of the buildings will be four storeys instead of six and a 12-unit building was pulled from the project.
“I think we arrived at a good compromise,” said Péloquin.
A geotechnical study was approved by council for future development between avenue d’Argenteuil and avenue Bethany. Péloquin noted 1,500 new homes will eventually be added to the area.