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Paintball company to pursue new zoning for Cambridge site

Siblings Corey and Joe Kimpson, who own Flag Raiders, want to restart their paintball business at their property off Kossuth Road in Cambridge.

CAMBRIDGE — Cambridge council deferred a request from the house owners of property on Kossuth Street for a short lived allow to function a paintball enterprise Tuesday, so the house owners can pursue different approvals.

The Kimpson siblings, Corey and Joe, requested council to defer their momentary zoning bylaw allow request to allow them to as a substitute pursue purposes to the Area and metropolis for various zoning and different designations.

With new zoning and Official Plan designations they might now not must maintain asking for momentary permits.

“That is the right approach that it ought to go, so I’m very joyful to assist this deferral so this may occur,” stated ward Coun. Donna Reid.

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The Kimpsons have owned the land at 1500 Kossuth Rd. since 1999 and twice obtained three-year momentary use permits from town to run the paintball enterprise. The third utility was denied after neighbours complained.

The property of about 24 hectares is zoned principally agricultural land, so with out the allow or a zone change the paintball operation isn’t allowed.

The Kimpsons moved the Flag Raiders enterprise to Bingemans in Kitchener for 13 years, however needed to depart final yr when the property was bought for growth.

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They’ve been pursuing a number of avenues to try to get their enterprise again up and operating.

Employees advisable towards approval of the momentary zoning.

Two neighbours appealed to council Tuesday to not enable the use due to environmental, security and site visitors considerations.

“I hope that the council involves the identical conclusion that 95 per cent of the neighbourhood has come to: … This isn’t the proper location for this exercise,” stated Chris Sponder.

Sponder stated he and others had been nervous about attending public conferences hosted by the Kimpsons as a result of they weren’t in assist.

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The Kimpsons have additionally utilized for a minister’s zoning order. MZOs are quicker than conventional zoning and planning processes.

Cambridge requires proponents to conduct public session and supply a planning justification report earlier than council would contemplate endorsement of an MZO.

A council resolution on the MZO has not been made.

Council voted final week to ask the Kimpsons to flow into their request to the Area of Waterloo, Grand River Conservation Authority, Six Nations of the Grand River and Mississaugas of the Credit score First Nation and seek the advice of these teams in addition to neighbours as a part of the MZO course of.

Employees will put together a advice for council based mostly on the outcomes of that session.

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