The Municipality of Brighton is considering an application to build a large housing development on the west side of town.
Elizabeth Street Development Inc. has applied for a draft plan of sub-division involving 7.5 hectares of vacant land just east of the No Frills store in Brighton.
The company proposes a development with 105 residential units including houses, semi-detached homes and townhouses.
The land would need to be re-zoned to residential from a commercial designation.
Councillor Brian Ostrander echoed comments from a member of the public at Monday’s planning committee meeting that council shouldn’t be so quick to change the zoning from commercial to residential, having fought at the Ontario Municipal Board to keep the land zoned commercial several years ago.
Ostrander said the municipality receives much more tax revenue per square foot for commercial development than it does for residential.
Brighton’s planning committee took no action on the proposal, and will wait for a staff report and recommendation on the application.