“I’ve been here for 15 years,” said Dominique Tremblay, planning director. “I’ve never seen anything like that.”
Tremblay referred to the amount of new constructions going on in the community, which was one of the highlighted topics in her semi-annual report to township council. The report covered planning department work for the past year, from January to September.
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The report indicated a surge in overall construction for the township, including both large-scale development project and smaller individual activities, such as additions to an existing home or minor renovation projects such as an outside deck. Tremblay noted that the past seven months have seen a large increase in the number of construction permit approvals. Those for new residential housing projects alone totaled 335, compared to 148 housing permits for the same period of time in 2018.
“That’s a big increase,” Tremblay said. “This means more (municipal) revenue, more development charges, this all means a lot for this township,”
Tremblay noted that since the semi-annual report was compiled, there were another 60 building permits waiting for final approvals from her department. She indicated that with all the new housing available, there should be a comparable increase in the municipal population figure during the next national census survey.