Home sweet church: United Church rezoned


On April 17th, the South Dundas council passed a by-law rezoning the Williamsburg United Church property to residential.

The Williamsburg United Church was originally listed for sale in January of this year. In March, Reverend Ralph Taylor confirmed with The Leader that the church’s congregation had accepted an offer from a young couple wishing to turn the church into a home.

During last week’s council meeting, the manager of planning and enforcement, Don Lewis, recommended that council pass the by-law to change the church property’s current designation of ‘Institutional Special Exception’ to that of ‘Residential Hamlet Special Exception 20.’

This, he explained, would “permit the existing church to be used as a residential dwelling.”

A concerned South Dundas resident stood up and inquired as to how many dwellings would be permitted. He indicated concern that the church might be turned into a multi-residential building.

Lewis assured members of the audience as well as members of the council that the zoning change would permit, at most, a maximum of two residences on the property. 

He explained that the new zoning designation would “permit a duplex or a semi,” no more.

Since you’re here…

… Thanks for reading this article. Local news is important. We hope that you continue to support local news in your community by reading The Leader, online and in print. Please consider subscribing to the print edition of the newspaper. Click here to subscribe today.

Subscribe to Email Alerts

Enter your email address to subscribe to Email Alerts and receive notifications of new posts by email whenever The Leader publishes new content on our website.

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply