Lakeshore Investigating Industrial Development Along 401

Lakeshore is looking to boost development along Hwy. 401.

Councillor Steven Wilder says if the town could service the 30 kms of highway that stretches through the municipality it would be perfect for industrial development which, in turn, equals jobs.

Wilder says companies want access to Hwy. 401.

"Administration is looking into how we can expand future development land throughout Lakeshore," says Wilder. "One of the options we've asked for is that we look at expanding industrial or what we call 'employment lands' on the 401. Businesses want access to the 401. So let's put them where they want to be. Let's encourage growth."

Wilder says some residents are getting fed up with the growth along County Rd 22.

Lakeshore administration will now put together a report on what it would cost the municipality to prep the lands for industrial development -- something council may include in its Official Plan going forward.