The Town of Fort Erie is pleased to announce an Ontario Land Tribunal settlement has been reached between the Town of Fort Erie, Community Voices of Fort Erie, and 800460 Ontario Ltd regarding the proposed Harbourtown development. This resolution expands and preserves the environmentally protected areas on the property and connects with Waverly Beach Park, while providing the developer with the certainty of a decision that will allow the development to proceed.
The parties have reached an agreement that will increase the setback of the proposed apartment, and increase environmentally protected lands while creating three vernal ponds for amphibian breeding. The closing of the Lakeshore Road entrance was determined to have the greatest archeological and cultural heritage significance. An enhanced wildlife corridor was also established connecting the northside of the property with the waterfront, allowing the unabated flourishing of animal species of all types.
All of these agreed-upon measures will improve conditions for the Fowler’s Toad, Red-headed Woodpecker, and other important wildlife species.
“This resolution protects public values to preserve and protect our natural and culturally significant areas for wildlife to prosper and residents to enjoy. Council supports the expansion of the environmental area along the Lake Erie shoreline, while bringing it into public ownership. I’m pleased that an agreeable settlement has been reached by all parties involved.”
said Mayor Wayne Redekop.
For more information, please contact Alex Herlovitch, Interim Director of Planning and Development Services at firstname.lastname@example.org – 905-871-1600 ext.2500.