PUBLIC HEARING FOR EAST LINCOLN PROPERTIES' PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE WASKASOO AREA REDEVELOPMENT PLAN AND CITY OF RED DEER ZONING/LAND USE BYLAWS
LINKS TO THE PROPOSAL, CITY REPORTS, RESPONSE LETTERS & MORE ARE BELOW
In 2020, East Lincoln Properties purchased 4240 59 St, the large 4 acre lot located between the Red Deer River and Gateway School. The lot has been zoned Public Service and has been part of Red Deer's Open Space Major System since the earliest city bylaws were created in 1978. It has been a key part of the Waskasoo Area Redevelopment Plan and its Environmental Character Statement since 2016.
East Lincoln Properties wants to build two apartment buildings on the land, a use that counters both the land use zoning and the Waskasoo Area Redevelopment Plan (ARP). Therefore, in 2022, they applied to the City of Red Deer to rezone the property from PS to R3 multifamily high density and to amend the ARP and character statement.
The City of Red Deer sent out two calls to Waskasoo residents and landowners for responses to the development. They received 110 letters against it and 0 for it. Responses were also submitted by:
Waskasoo Environmental Education Society
Red Deer River Naturalists
Red Deer River Watershed Alliance and
Waskasoo Community Association
On April 3, the proposal to amend the bylaws went before Council. It was supported by City Administration and Council passed First Reading. It is now scheduled for a Public Hearing.
For the hearing, Council received an additional 67 opposing letters and 1 letter in support of the amendments. See Link to Public Hearing Letters.
East Lincoln Properties also submitted a second package (pg 81)
Stantec supplied a comparison of trip generation rates between assisted living and seniors adult housing (pg. 76) and
Matrix Solutions Inc supplied reports on vegetation and wildlife (pg 201)
Any citizen who believes themselves to be impacted can attend the Public Hearing. If you are inclined to do so, you may also speak to Council:
May 3, 5:00 pm
You will also be able to speak to Council. (5 minute time limit)
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