UPDATE: Summerland council votes against Banks Crescent development

The vote this evening is to approve third reading of the Banks Crescent seniors housing proposal

UPDATE: 7:58 p.m.

The motion for the proposed seniors development complex was defeated, Tuesday night, with only Coun. Janet Peake and Mayor Peter Waterman in favour.

——-

UPDATES from Facebook:

“I wish I could have supported this project, but somewhere you’ve got to draw the line.” — Coun. Richard Barkwill

“I cannot support this proposed OCP amendment and rezoning.” — Coun. Erin Trainer

“The scope and location of this project are not a good fit for Summerland.” — Coun. Erin Trainer

“This was a real opportunity for the community.” — Mayor Peter Waterman

“This town is ready to grow.” — Coun. Janet Peake

“This development is not compatible for a number of philosophical reasons.” — Coun. Toni Boot

“I cannot support this development.” — Coun. Richard Barkwill

“I just cannot see my way to 415 units on this space.” — Coun. Richard Barkwill

“I see the development potential for this area.” — Coun. Janet Peake

“I don’t think I have adequate information to properly assess the risk to the trout hatchery.” — Coun. Doug Holmes

“Why does it have to be so big?” — Coun. Doug Holmes

“I believe we can do better than this.” — Coun. Erin Carlson

—————-

UPDATE: 7:04 p.m.

The Summerland Arena Banquet Room is once again jammed packed with those waiting to hear more on the Banks Crescent development.

This is the second night all eyes in Summerland have been focused in on this public hearing on the controversial 424-unit development.

Mayor and council are both present.

Follow our Facebook feed for up-to-date information on the proceedings that are expected to take place over the next couple of hours.

Comment on our Facebook feed to join the discussion as the municipal council will vote this evening on a proposed seniors development complex.

————-

ORIGINAL:

Summerland municipal council will vote this evening on a proposed seniors development complex.

The proposal is for a 424-unit development on Banks Crescent.

On Monday, during a six-hour public hearing, council heard from more than 80 people, many of them opposed to the controversial development.

The vote this evening is to approve third reading.

The meeting will be held in the Summerland Arena Banquet Room, 8820 Jubilee Rd., beginning at 6:30 p.m.

RELATED: https://www.summerlandreview.com/news/summerlanders-speak-out-against-development/

Just Posted

Talking music at Penticton’s Dream Café

Listen Up! to Holger Petersen

TRUE explores Penticton tourism offerings

Event showcases local experiences for tourism week

A good day for a grind

Summerland’s Giant’s Head Grind now in fifth year

Olympic gold medallist returns to Summerland

Justin Kripps brought his gold medal to Summerland Secondary Thursday

VIDEO: After the floods, comes the cleanup as Grand Forks rebuilds

Business owners in downtown wonder how long it will take for things to go back to normal

UPDATE: Woman dies in ocean accident near Tofino hours before daughter’s wedding

“We are so thankful to everyone who helped our mom.”

Olympian sues USA Swimming, saying it failed to protect her

Ariana Kukors Smith alleges her former coach Sean Hutchison began grooming her for sexual abuse at the age of 13

Defence minister thanks troops for B.C. flood relief work

Harjit Sajjan says not only was military response quick, support from locals has been ‘tremendous’

Couple survives being buried in mudslide on B.C. highway

The couple, from Saskatchewan, were en route to Nelson when a tree fell in their path

‘So grateful:’ Injured Bronco hockey player glad he’s alive, works on recovery

Ryan Straschnitzki was badly hurt in the accident: a spinal injury, broken ribs, a broken collar bone, and punctured lung

PHOTOS: Floodwaters rise and fall in Grand Forks

The flood-ravaged Kootenay-Boundary region begins to heal

Martin Mars waterbombers’ firefighting days are done

Wayne Coulson said his company still hopes to find a new home for the vintage aircraft

Cat stuck on telephone pole in the South Okanagan rescued

FortisBC rescued a cat stuck on a telephone pole in Kaleden

Most Read