A group of citizens near Wawa are hailing a property rezoning decision as a small victory.
Superior Aggregates, a subsidiary of the U.S.-based Carlos Companies group, has decided to apply for a rezoning of the property where the company is proposing to develop a traprock mining operation.
The company purchased 1,000 acres of shoreline property, which has sections that are zoned as rural and others zoned as industrial.
The property is located in Michipicoten Harbour near Wawa. In early January, a group of residents opposing the development launched a lawsuit against the township regarding the zoning of the land.
Members of the group say they are pleased the application for rezoning will be made as it will provide an opportunity for the public to comment on the issue.
Although the muncipality is waiting for environmental assessment reports before making a final decision to approve the project, an official with the township says the project, which would create an industrial base in the municipality, would provide a much-needed economic boost.