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LaSalle’s plans to reorganize rue Bouffard anger neighbors

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A group of residents approached the LaSalle City Council on Tuesday evening to announce the upcoming reorganization and consolidation of Buffard Road, which for decades had been split into two separate roads about 100 meters apart on either side of Malden Road. angry about the plan

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Residents are expected to file a petition with the town council in the hundreds in the names of those opposing the reorganization over concerns that Boufal’s unified boulevard will increase traffic in the area.

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Only one house, owned by Tony Puzzoli, would be expropriated under the plan, but reorganizing and connecting Boufard created a new intersection with traffic lights in Malden, now mostly Land expected to encourage commercial and residential development in the vacant eastern section of Bouffard.

“This makes me feel horrible. My wife is leaving herself in anxiety,” said Puzzuoli, who has owned the home for 38 years and is directly on the road to the planned reorganization. “This is my nursing home, and I was going to settle down and putt in the garage.

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“I have no reason for this. The people around here don’t understand it.”

Tony Pazzurri is pictured at his Malden Road home in Lasalle on Thursday, September 21, 2022. He lives at the end of Buffard Road. The town is moving forward with the reorganization of Bouffard Road.
Tony Pazzurri is pictured at his Malden Road home in Lasalle on Thursday, September 21, 2022. He lives at the end of Buffard Road. The town is moving forward with the reorganization of Bouffard Road. Photo by Dan Janis /windsor star

Plans to reorganize Boufar were first approved by the town in 2009. This is part of a larger expansion plan and improvement of Malden Road, with several kilometers of initial improvement completed to date.

An environmental assessment for the changes to Boufar has also been completed, but neighborhood residents, including Putuoli, say they were informed years ago of the construction of nearby Laurier Parkway, another 100 meters south of Boufar. . Reorganized in the near future.

The town allowed Puzzuoli to build a new garage on his property around 2012.

“If they hadn’t lied to me, I wouldn’t have built the garage,” he said.

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He believes that developers have started collecting pieces of property in Boufar, pushing the proposed restructuring to the forefront and retreating before parliament.

“[Town officials]said they didn’t need it, but now they’re back and they say they need this,” Puzzuoli said. They don’t like the idea of ​​getting stuck in traffic.They don’t want this.The road can still be developed and improved as it is.”

LaSalle’s deputy mayor, Krystal Merroche, called the planned reorganization of Boefar a “difficult situation” for the city council and residents involved. She previously voted in favor of the plan.

“Most of the reason I said yes is because anyone who lives in this town knows that the Malden Road from Normandy (Road) to Laurier (Parkway) is terribly dangerous. ”

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She attributes much of the outrage from residents to “misinformation.” The chances of an actual construction or Boufal reorganization being necessary are unlikely for her another decade.

The town’s plan for the next phase of Malden’s improvement is to start in Normandy and slowly move south towards Bouffard.

“Nobody is thinking of taking[Puzuoli’s]property anytime soon,” she said. “But LaSalle is one of the fastest growing locations in Windsor and Essex counties.

“It will take at least two years just to start working in Normandy. . The important thing people need to understand is that work in Malden must first reach Leoum Road. ”

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That’s many years away, and once that upgrade work is complete, future councils may feel satisfied and no longer needing to do further work on Malden or reorganize Bufal.

“But that will be for future councils to decide,” she said.

But when it comes to the reorganization of Boufard, such a pledge from the council or anyone connected with the town means little to Puzuoli.

“I can see the packaging of the land[by the Buffard developers]happening behind my back,” he said. “I’ve already told you that[town officials]can’t be trusted verbally, but how can you trust them verbally?”

dbattagello@postmedia.com

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LaSalle’s plans to reorganize rue Bouffard anger neighbors

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