Sept 20, 2019 – In an article published yesterday in the on line edition of the Wasaga Sun, it was revealed that local council has approved holding a public meeting on a rezoning proposal for 304 Main St., (the old Coffee Time property at River Rd. East and Main) that would see a four-storey hotel, a three-storey building with a convenience store and restaurant, and a gas bar.
While not even close to being a shovel in the ground, the willingness to entertain a zoning change is an encouraging sign that current council has not totally turned their back on our downtown plan. Councilor Stan Wells and Councilor David Foster gave the idea of expediting the process a positive nod. Councilor George Watson used the opportunity to take a swipe at previous council, and especially Councilor Belanger. You may read the entire story and see an artist’s rendering of the development:
Why this is important to you – it is a weak but hopeful sign that the destruction of the Main Street Market may signal the end of current council’s “scorched earth” policy, and that they will finally be able to get down to the business of building a better Wasaga Beach.
What you can do about it – You can write to councilors Wells and Foster and tell them “thank you” for attempting to steer us toward a positive track. You can also write to councilor Watson and tell him to get over the past and to begin looking forward. All local government email addresses are listed on the “How Do I…” section of this website.
The WBRA endorses this development and hopes to show that we will enthusiastically support any positive and productive initiative, regardless of who sits on our local government.
What do you think about the proposal? As a registered member of the WBRA, your comments are welcome on our website.