Residents voice concerns opposing Peaks of Grassi housing development
canada goose Canmore residents had their say at the public hearing for Peaks Landing District Bylaw 2018 14 at the canada goose mens uk Council chambers on January 29, after Council received a new application in January to rezone the area and allow development, and approved the first reading. canada goose
Canada Goose Coats On Sale Roughly 100 people attended the three hour hearing. The majority in attendance were opposed canada goose outlet black friday sale to the proposed development. Council canada goose outlet store toronto heard from two speakers who voiced in favour, one was neutral and a total of 32 people voiced in opposition. Each person had a maximum of five minutes to get their point across. Most concerns raised included flooding risk, an increase in traffic, endangering the wildlife corridors, increased human wildlife encounters and creating an unsightly development view from Quarry Lake. Canada Goose Coats On Sale
canada goose coats The proposed application states development would be divided into three sites: “Site one would allow for up to 14 townhouse units and the applicant has a signed agreement with Canmore Community Housing Corporation (CCHC) that seven of these be Perpetually Affordable Housing (PAH) with the other seven being a form of “market affordable” housing. Site two would allow for up to eight duplex plus dwellings, each of which must have its own suite, and site three would allow for up to five single family detached homes.” canada goose coats
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canada goose clearance sale Mark canada goose black friday 80 off Gruman from Lawrence Grassi Ridge said the zone in which PAH is proposed to be built has been identified as being in a flood risk zone. canada goose clearance sale
Canada Goose Parka “Anyone at all familiar with the area can see from the diagrams presented in the 2018BGCReport that the flow from Z Creek, will end up where the PAH are to be built. The flow from Stones Canyon Creek and Z Creek will result in a high likelihood of water damage, potentially damaging to people on foot and in vehicles oh, and further suggests that owners stay out of basements and down slope facing main floors in times of heavy rain and is characterized as a “low risk cheap canada goose bodywarmer zone” because the combined flows may not cause loss of human life.” Canada Goose Parka
Gruman went on to say that by the same classification the 2013 Cougar Creekflood would also be low risk since no one fortunately died in that event.
“It is bad enough that the Town allowed our homein Peaksto be built within a flood zone when perhaps that risk was not known. Why would any reasonable Council, having seen the flood mitigation steps taken in 2012 completely and tragically fail in 2013, put a development for those least able to recover economically(PAH owners)from https://www.fabulalitera.de a flood disaster in the clearly identified flood zone. To even consider building in this area with the knowledge now available is grossly negligent and to suggest that the Province will provide financial relief to the homeowners flooded as a result of negligently placing these units in harm’s way compounds the bad decisions,” said Gruman, the lawyer who represented the Peaks of Grassi community in their last legal challenge with the town.
canadian goose jacket Resident of Lawrence Grassi Ridge Ernie Mattern, voiced concerns in a letter read to Council, that the Peaks of Grassi has the highest human/wildlife conflict area in Canmore. canadian goose jacket
uk canada goose “This is because canada goose victoria uk the official wildlife corridor up mountain from the Peaks has an average slope of canada goose outlet las vegas 35 degrees that renders it largely unattractive and unused by wildlife. Most wildlife takes the much easier route through the canada goose outlet store uk power line corridor. The Peaks neighborhood in retrospect should not have been built because it was built in the real wildlife corridor at that time but we shouldn’t compound that error by adding more development, by essentially adding insult to injury. Every new development, however small or large, has a negative effect in this most critical wildlife pitch point. If we close this wildlife official canada goose outlet corridor pinch point then all the work on corridors north and south of the area is irrelevant. Alberta Environment and Parks has recognized the problems with the wildlife corridor in this area and have told me that the relocation and alignment of the corridors will be undertaken in near future,” said Mattern. uk canada goose
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