LONG SAULT – Two developers are moving ahead with the first phase of a subdivision here at the end of Mille Roches Road.
Township council agreed to support the Kodiak subdivision at its meeting Wednesday night.
The developers are Robert Brunet and Bernie Daze, the same men behind the nearby Lucien Goulet subdivision.
The first phase of the Kodiak project would see 11 single-family homes built on the east side of Mille Roches Road, across from the entrance to Cherry Avenue.
The county Official Plan for the area shows roughly 75 more lots could be built in future phases of the Kodiak subdivision.
In order to avoid unnecessary work and damage to infrastructure in the future, the developers want the entire subdivision plan approved so they can put in all the roads, water and sewer infrastructure first.
Township staff are now putting the paperwork together to send to the United Counties planning office, which is responsible for approving subdivision plans.
The township did hold a public meeting, as required, on Nov. 26.
Township staff have indicated to Cornwall Newswatch that the subdivision plan is in its infancy and there are a number of approvals and assessments needed before anything can go ahead.
Building buzzing in South Stormont
Still on the construction front, Chief Building Official Hilton Cryderman told council the township is tracking about 49 building permits ahead of last year, as of the end of November.
The township’s value of building is also pacing 10 per cent ahead of last year ($20 million versus $18.1 million in 2013).
“It’s been a good, busy year,” Cryderman said.