Public hearing delayed due to public interest

An application to facilitate an extension of the existing single family residential development at the end of Ranch and McIver Roads drew a significant public reaction on Tuesday.

An application to facilitate an extension of the existing single family residential development at the end of Ranch and McIver Roads drew a significant public reaction on Tuesday.

About 20 community members filled the council chambers to voice their concerns over requested amendments to the Official Community Plan Land Use designation that would allow for development of 26.51 acres near the southern end of Ranch Road and Glen Eagles Drive.

The subject properties are bordered by undeveloped rural properties to the south and west, residential zoned properties to the north and east, and institutional and agricultural zoned properties to the east.

Council gave the amendment bylaws first reading on Nov. 23, 2010, and second reading on June 14, 2011.

A large percentage of the public were concerned about traffic in the area, especially at the intersection of McIver Road and Glenrosa Road. Citizens said that the roads won’t be able to handle the additional traffic, especially in the winter.

Mandy Wappel was concerned that one of the three proposed zoning changes, adjacent to her property, was planned to be changed from RU2 (rural 2 zoning) to RC1 (compact housing).

Wappel said that, initially, she was told it would be changed to R1 (single detached housing) instead of compact housing.

“If you lived in that subdivision, you wouldn’t want to go from regular sized lots to little lots,” said Wappel.

Another concern was the fear of a peaceful, rural area becoming increasingly urbanized.

Council opted to postpone the public hearing until Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 6 p.m., in order to give people with work commitments an ability to voice their concerns before any definitive decisions are made.

 

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