Gas station makeover
BY SCOTT CARMICHAEL
Staff Lancaster’s MacEwen service station will be getting a complete overhaul after South Glengarry’s committee of adjustment approved a minor variance application for the property at a meeting on March 6.
The owner, MacEwen parent company Grant Castle Corp. will demolish the existing site and reconstruct and relocate the gas pumps and convenience store at 235 Military Rd. (County Road 34). The minor variance focused on the reduction of the property’s rear yard setback from nine to 4.5 metres. The Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry had “no concerns or objections” with the application, and “no negative comments from the public were received,”chief building official and director of development Kevin Lalonde cautioned the “developer that the proposed reduced setback may impact the exterior wall construction, i.e., fire resistance rating, type of construction, type of cladding.” Meeting minutes relate the variance was “considered minor in nature and desirable for the use of the land.” It’s unknown when work will begin.
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