LCDS hopes to build two new units on Albany St.

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Lambton County Developmental Services hopes to build two new housing units on Albany Street.

LCDS has owned the former laundromat on Albany for years and there are already three apartments on the upper floor.

But in the past five years, it became too costly for the laundromat to run and it was closed. The space has been empty since then. So LCDS plans to convert the lower half of the building into two units.

While Petrolia’s planner didn’t have an objection about the use of the building, he is concerned the plan for a parking lot behind the building is not possible. Up to eight cars would have to be in the area and Nesbitt says there doesn’t appear to be enough room.

There were no public objections to the new units. LCDS officials will have time to look at the parking issue before the matter goes to council for approval.