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Horticulture building on the move: Council

City councillors wrangled over details yesterday but voted 16-5 to approve the site plan for redeveloping Lansdowne Park.

City councillors wrangled over details yesterday but voted 16-5 to approve the site plan for redeveloping Lansdowne Park.

The site plan calls for moving the horticulture building 120 metres to the northwest corner of Lansdowne.

Council also voted to reject a recommendation from the city’s heritage advisory committee against relocating the historic building.

The meeting was a continuation of last Friday’s special session of council, which had adjourned without a vote to accommodate delegations from citizens.

Capital Coun. Clive Doucet introduced a motion to delay the site plan approval until after Dec.

1 so that the newly elected council could deal with it instead of the outgoing “lame duck” council.

Orleans Coun. Bob Monette characterized this as “passing the buck” and council voted the motion down.

 
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