plans to table new zoning bylaw, Sept. 24
view Lake St. Louis drew most of the political flak at Beaconsfield’s public
information meeting, Sept. 17, the city has mooted a host of other new zoning
to ban wind generators, but permit so-called eco-roofs. These can be planted
with vegetation or made of white material, or a combination of both. Flat
roofs, however, will be banned under the new bylaw.
remain limited to 55 decibels.
roofs,” explained urban planning director Denis Chabot.
The city also plans to limit rain barrels to four per home.
However, when a citizen pointed out that the total capacity would be
insufficient to operate a rainwater toilet system, Chabot clarified that the
new restrictions would not apply to large underground cisterns.
“We simply don’t want to have a forest of rain barrels
around a house,” he replied.
House sizes for lakefront properties will be limited to 25%
of the lot size, down from the current 30%.
protect citizens’ privacy by limiting how close new additions to houses can be
from neighbouring property lines.
this restriction. District 2 councilor Karin Essen and District 6
councilor Rhonda Massad pointed out that extensions that don’t have side
windows don’t intrude on privacy.
Owners would be able to build a living space over garages that contains a
bedroom, bathroom and kitchenette, provided that there is only one entrance to
the premises, one mailing address and the occupants are all members of the same
small businesses is restricted to such a small number of professions.
of the new bylaw would apply to Angell Woods.
interim control,” replied Mayor Pollock.
bylaw “could ultimately be used for Angell Woods.”
being too low for taller Beaconsfield residents.
residential housing atop the Elm commercial plaza, though Chabot and the mayor
stated unequivocally that no zoning changes are planned there at this time.
yet permit it, the city’s master plan includes provisions for structures of up
to four storeys alongside major thoroughfares such as highway 20.
council members, “the north side will eventually go to Kirkland.”