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Jun 21

BARRIE - How high is high enough in Barrie’s core?

On Monday, city councillors will consider scheduling a public meeting to consider new policies on the design of tall buildings in the Urban Growth Centre, which takes in most of Ward 2.

Buildings as high as 15 storeys are allowed there now, but that might not be high enough.

Coun. Barry Ward says that limit, which dates back to 1989, might no longer reflect reality.

“I think there was some frustration among council that the current height bylaws are unrealistic, especially with Barrie’s city centre being designated an Urban Growth Centre by the province, meaning we will be trying to encourage more residential and office growth in the downtown,” he said.

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