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Balance boat storage and industrial growth, Iqaluit council members say – Nunatsiaq News

Jul 23, 2023

Awa, Stevenson want city to protect itself against ‘onslaught of for-profit organizations’ looking for industrial land

Some Iqaluit city councillors believe the city should get into the boat-storage business, even if it’s just to prevent private businesses from completely taking over newly designated industrial land south of the airport.

The city’s planning committee voted Tuesday to support a proposed bylaw that would allow “a variety of industrial uses” in an area south of the airport where future industrial development is expected to occur.

The committee’s recommendation still requires council’s support. The boat storage proposal is not included in the committee’s recommendation.

The site is land the city is acquiring under an agreement to transfer land from the airport. The city plans to lease that land to residents and businesses.

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