Committee of the Whole tentatively approves Port Elgin Waterfront lease

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Saugeen Shores is taking the next step in the process of revitalizing the Port Elgin Main Beach area.

The Committee of the Whole has approved in principle the land lease for The Cedar Crescent Village, proposed for the waterfront.

The lease includes a term of approximately 50 years as well as the location to be used by the project.

The lease also lays out the proponent’s responsibilities, which include (among others) paying all costs for the servicing, construction, ongoing maintenance and operation of the project, obtaining all necessary permits and adhering to all regulations, paying rent as set out or delivering agreed-upon community benefit services in kind, and paying property taxes and development charges.

The lease will return for council’s approval early in 2020.

“Council has thoroughly reviewed this proposal and the public input we have received,” said Mayor Luke Charbonneau.  “We still have a lot of work ahead of us to ensure that this project works well for the Town, our residents and visitors, but this is an important step in that process.”

The public can continue to send written or emailed feedback to the Town of Saugeen Shores, 600 Tomlinson Dr., Box 820, Port Elgin, ON, N0H 2C0 or

All correspondence becomes part of the public record and available for council and staff to view.