Shepherd's Hardware in Armstrong is constructing two new storage buildings.

Shepherd's Hardware in Armstrong is constructing two new storage buildings.

Shepherd’s expansion approved

Armstrong council has approved variances so Shepherd’s Hardware can construct two storage buildings

A prominent Armstrong business is moving ahead with an expansion.

City council has approved several variances so Shepherd’s Hardware can construct two storage buildings on Mill Street.

The variances include a reduction of lot line setbacks and waiving the requirement for landscape screening consisting of a solid fence or a hedge.

“The storage buildings will house an automated lumber and building supplies stacking and storage system,” said Melinda Stickney, chief administrative officer, in a report.

Cash being borrowed

Armstrong has the finances for a new park.

City council has adopted a bylaw to borrow $80,000 for development of Huculak Park.

The funds will be borrowed over five years.

The property is located downtown between Patterson Avenue and Willowdale Drive.