The Town of Antigonish recently approved a new Commercial Periphery amendment, meaning more diversity for housing and retail space in the town. The amendment allows flexibility, permitting traditional residential spaces to become business fronts.
Mayor Laurie Boucher says that large, older style, traditional homes do not fit the need for present day families, which means there is unutilized space within the downtown core. Allowing these spaces to become commercial means that entrepreneurs will be able to graduate into better retail spaces:
Allowing flexibility between commercial and residential properties means that downtown buildings will be able to hold their architectural heritage.