Kitchener Mayor Carl Zehr on record today with why he’s not supporting a developer’s desire to build on the former Budd plant site.

Speaking on 570′s Gary Doyle show, Zehr says the city has to plan ahead and make sure they’re keeping land available for factories; for industrial use.

Zehr says this location is one that is just so suitable for industrial it wouldn’t be right to change it.

A developer wants the zoning switched to commercial to allow for a big box-style build.