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Tuesday, September 27, 2022
Rand Estate subdivision public meeting set for June 9
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A virtual public meeting on June 9 will be the next forum for residents to voice their opinions about Solmar (Niagara 2) Inc.’s planned subdivision on the Rand Estate.

Members of the local advocacy group Save Our Rand Estate, also known as SORE, expressed their frustration that the public meeting will be virtual.

“SORE continues to believe that an in-person meeting, such as the one the town held in early 2018 on the Marotta Rand hotel that attracted an overflow crowd of some 800 people, is a much superior way for the town to solicit public input,” the group said in a media statement.

Nevertheless, the group said many of its members will be speaking at the virtual meeting and encouraged all residents who want to share their view on the subdivision to do likewise.

The initial application for the subdivision consisted of 125 single-detached dwellings and 66-semi detached homes, according to SORE.

Solmar has submitted an updated application that includes 39 single-detached dwellings, 26 semi-detached and 107 townhouses, SORE added. Access to the development would be via a privately owned road.

The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, June 9 at 6 p.m.. Anyone who wishes to speak at the meeting must register in advance with the town at clerks@notl.com. 

Written comments can be submitted to the same email address and should include a reference to files OPA-02-2020, ZBA-11-2020 and 26T-19-20-01, according to SORE’s statement.