Deer Ridge development planned

The bylaws necessary for a proposed 75-lot residential subdivision in the Deer Ridge area will come before council later this month.

The bylaws necessary for a proposed 75-lot residential subdivision in the Deer Ridge area is before council.

On Feb. 25, municipal council authorized staff to prepare an Official Community Plan bylaw amendment to change the future use and land designation to accommodate the development.

The proposed subdivision, which will contain a mix of lot sizes, is in an environmentally sensitive area.

Part of the land will be set aside as park land.

To service the area, the sewer system will have to be extended. A 2010 estimate for this extension is $1.2 million.

The first phase of the Deer Ridge area was done more than 16 years ago.

“This is the start of a fairly large development. This is a huge project,” said Coun. Robert Hacking.

The bylaw was given first reading on Monday and will be the subject of a public hearing at the March 25 council meeting.


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