If you cannot use the front door you will try the back door. That only makes sense, so the fact that Mr. Isaman is going to seek a zoning amendment through the RDEK for his east hill property was to be expected. The fact that the brand new Rockyview OCP after much public consultation, has just been completed with zoning in place does not seem to matter. At this point we do not know what the developer has in mind for the property but it is encouraging that the public’s input is being requested. Many aspects of any potential development will impact our city regardless of city boundary issues so let’s hope all potential impacts are weighed extremely carefully.
Mr Isaman’s original concept plan, Appendix F, page 245
is included in the Growth Management Study. We, Cranbrook tax payers, paid $1000 a page for this 500 page study. This is just part of what the Growth Management Study had to say:
Based on the conceptual urban framework for the east expansion area, a high-level traffic review was conducted. The key findings are summarised below.
· Since only three external accesses, corridors (two connecting to the existing city plus one connecting to Highway 3/93) were proposed for the east expansion area development, the projected traffic along the two transportation corridors would have been very high, about double the existing traffic along the Highway 3/95 corridor within the city.
One must assume one of those connecting highways is the potential road shown though the middle of the Community Forest; the other would be 2nd Avenue.
Workshops are to be held on this ‘new’ proposal and once again your input is requested and needed. Three workshops will be held March 22nd, 23rd, and 26th at the St Eugene Golf Resort.
To register email
David Savage firstname.lastname@example.org
with your name and interest.
Citizens for a Livable Cranbrook Society provides grassroots leadership and an inclusive process, with a voice for all community members, to ensure that our community grows and develops in a way that incorporates an environmental ethic, offers a range of housing and transportation choices, encourages a vibrant and cultural life and supports sustainable, meaningful employment and business opportunities.