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MONTAGUE — Residents from one of the quietest streets in eastern P.E.I.’s largest town packed the town hall recently to turn thumbs down on a possible rezoning.
It was standing-room only as resident Steve Lanteigne advised town council on behalf of homeowners that Robert Clements Drive, a quiet cul-de-sac roadway, should remain R1 zoning.
“We live on a quiet street of mostly retired or semi-retired people and we’d like it to stay that way,’’ he said.
A double lot on the street is currently for sale and residents oppose any possibility the land could be rezoned to R2 and allow for the construction of a duplex. Residents say a duplex would increase traffic and noise and reduce property value.
“We all chose to live on this street because it is zoned R1 (residential),” said resident and former provincial deputy fire marshall Ken Campbell.
There is no application for a zoning change yet, but council welcomed the input. If a rezoning request was ever forthcoming it could pose a problem as both Coun. Jim Bagnall and Mayor Richard Collins live on the street.