New district approved for downtown

New buildings in St. Albert’s downtown will now be subject to minimum height restrictions and a range of permitted and discretionary uses on the ground floor, much to the displeasure of the St. Albert Taxpayers Association.

The group turned out in force for the continuation of a public hearing Monday night on a pair of motions that move the downtown area redevelopment plan (DARP) forward. One motion changes the land use bylaw to bring it into conformance with DARP while a second created a new land use district — downtown district — for the entire downtown.

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