Councillor McKenney was interviewed by Michael Powell on CKCU radio on Wednesday, January 21 concerning the proposed rezoning of Preston Street between Somerset and Albert. Listen to the interview here (at the 67 to 72 minute mark).
The City had proposed to rezone this section of Preston Street from Residential to a Traditional Mainstreet zone, in order to comply with the Official Plan. This could allow for a range of commercial uses such as cafés, retail stores, and offices.
Catherine will be asking for an Official Plan Amendment in order to protect the residential character of the neighbourhood.
A public meeting is scheduled for January 21, 2015 at the Plant Recreation Centre. The purpose of this meeting is to give residents the opportunity to ask City staff questions and gain a better understanding of the process we will use to maintain the residential character of the street.