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Speedway developer optimistic after OMB hearing

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From Niagara This Week:

The $400-million Canadian Motor Speedway project met its latest challenge Thursday as arguments were heard in an appeal of an Ontario Municipal Board decision green-lighting the project were heard in Toronto.

Azhar Mohammad, the project’s executive director, said the day-long hearing went well and he’s looking forward to a positive decision in short order.

“Fantastic and as we anticipated,” Mohammad told Bullet News when reached for comment late Thursday evening.

Niagara Parks zip line one step closer

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From Niagara This Week:

A proposed zip line attraction within the Niagara Parks system has take a step forward.

The Niagara Parks Commission has issued a Request for Qualifications to identify interested proponents to develop what it describes as “an environmentally friendly zip line attraction” to be located at a location that has yet to have been finalized.

“Zip lines are being successfully operated throughout Canada and can be found in parks, historic and environmentally sensitive areas around the world,” stated NPC Chair Janice Thomson. “Our hope is to create a new zip line attraction that will not only inform and educate our guests, but also provide a breathtaking experience for our guests when in Niagara Parks.”

Loretto development passes hurdle

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From Niagara This Week:

A highrise development slated for the land along Stanley Avenue which is home to the former Loretto Academy has passed another hurdle — but not without conditions.

Council endorsed a staff recommendation to approve an application building form and zoning changes sought by backers of the project, provided they meet a series of conditions, including the province signing off on a Stage 4 Archeological Assessment of the property and completion of a microclimate study “to mitigate pedestrian level impacts on the Our Lady of Peace Chapel, located to the south of the property. As well, the proponents will need to execute a Section 37 agreement with the city for each of three buildings based on five per cent of the construction value — in this case $388,000 for streetscaping work. The proponents, as a part of the Section 37 agreement will need to include provisions to preserve and restore the Loretto Academy.

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