On Oct. 12 concerned residents started calling the Beach Metro News office as well as Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon’s office about some mature trees being cut down around the Boardwalk Pub.
Four trees had indeed been cut in the morning, but McMahon confirmed that all the necessary permits to take down the trees had been acquired.
Demolition is underway for a future project that will see a ‘round-about’ road to alleviate traffic in the parking lot as well as some renovations to the pub.
The owner, George Foulidis, was given the go-ahead to take down the trees and do some demolition, but he has yet to receive approval for the project development, which will first have to be discussed with local residents.
McMahon also indicated that, as part of the agreement with the pub’s owner, 40 trees will have to be planted in the park in the vicinity. That’s a 10 to one ratio, much higher than the normal ratio required for new developments.
A date for the public consultation meeting has not yet been set.
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