Justin Mantei photo from Woodlawn FB

Plan to turn the Woodlawn Inn into a treatment centre for those dealing with drug and/or alcohol addiction. 

Article by Valerie MacDonald

There will be both a pubic open house and council-convened public meeting to consider the application for the historic Woodlawn Inn to become a Residential Treatment Facility.

The proposed Zoning By-law amendment went before Cobourg councillors at an Oct. 6 committee of the whole meeting, after technical difficulties necessitated the delay of the originally scheduled meeting on Oct. 5.

Last evening, Council received the application for re-zoning and directed that the applicant convene a public open house (likely a virtual open house) within 45 days, which will be in addition to the Town’s standard Public Meeting that would be required,” the town’s director of planning Glenn McGlashon said when asked for an update.

“The Council Public Meeting date has not been finalized as of yet, however, it will not likely be until late November or into December.”

A planning report describes the application from Weston Consulting Inc., on behalf of the Canadian Centre for Addictions/399140, as an amendment to the existing District Commercial Zone on the Woodlawn Inn and restaurant property on Division Street in Cobourg to “permit a residential treatment facility for persons with drug and/or alcohol addiction” facility.

Up to 40 people, plus staff, would utilize the premises of the 18-room facility.

The Della Casa family operated the Woodlawn Inn for over 30 years.


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