Council to hear details of westside land proposal

A development company from Calgary has been named the top contender to develop a 66-acre site at the heart of west Lethbridge.

Royop (Crossings) Development Corporation will pay the city $33.8 million for the land and the right to create a “core service area” including retail, office and residential components.


Liberton bike park officially dead

Liberton Park will not be the site of a new mountain bike skills park, which goes back to the drawing board with both of its proposed locations officially denied by city council.

Council voted Tuesday night on a raft of motions that stops all work by administration on planning construction of the park at Liberton, as well as rescinds previous motions calling on all previous sites to be re-evaluated.

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Off-site levy proposal ready for public reaction

After 13 months of negotiations with land developers, the City of Medicine Hat is prepared to take its off-site levy proposal to the public.

Two public information sessions next week will outline proposed changes to the levies, which the city collects from developers to pay for new infrastructure like roads, sewers, utilities, connected to new subdivisions.

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Timberlands North plan unveiled

Carriage homes, wide shallow lots, laneless single family homes and live work units paint the picture of what could be the future of neighbourhood design in Red Deer.

About 50 people had a first glimpse of Timberlands North’s proposed land use concept plan and a third look at the East Hill Major Area Structure Plan at an open house at the Balmoral Bible Chapel.

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Mayor requests turbine project be postponed

Cochrane mayor Truper McBride put forward a notice of motion during council’s March 11 meeting to temporarily put a halt to Cochrane High School’s wind turbine project.

McBride said the reason for the request was to give administration time to take the lead and develop a land-use framework to address such efficient-energy endeavors.

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