Amherstburg could join its neighbours and dive into the greenhouse industry. A proposal to rezone 106-acres of industrial land for agricultural use on Concession Rd. 3 near the former General Chemical property will go before the town's Planning Committee Monday night.
Cecelia Acres Greenhouse Development plans to grow vegetables like tomatoes in its greenhouse and will build a warehouse, an office and a bunkhouse for seasonal workers, according to the report.
Councillor Don McArthur says it would be the town's first large-scale greenhouse operation and it will help diversify Amherstburg's economy.
"Most of our assessment, 85 per cent of it is residential so any commercial and industrial growth will ease that burden on residential taxpayers and this is an opportunity for that," he says.