Wetlands found in Sunset; rezoned for development

Despite an unexpected topographical surprise, a land-use bylaw amendment was approved by council for a portion of the Sunset Ridge neighbourhood allowing for the construction of a new school in the north-Cochrane community.

The surprise was the presence of level three wetlands, something Mayor Truper McBride did not anticipate and admitted posed an issue with the direction the town would take with regards to development in the area.

“I’m struggling with the alignment of our policies,” said McBride, adding that a wetland categorized as level three is a ‘significant’ one.

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RVC rezones for new golf course, boutique hotel

Rocky View County (RVC) council approved the rezoning of a piece of land in the northwest area of the county near the Hamlet of Madden to accommodate a new golf course, boutique hotel and individual cabins.

Council approved the move by a 7-2 vote on Nov. 6, with Bearspaw councillor Al Sacuta voting for this time around after being against the same motion a year prior.

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Changes planned for Cambrian

Strathcona County council received an update on the Cambrian Crossing development at its Tuesday, Nov. 6 meeting that detailed the project’s current status and a potential zone change.

In presenting her status update to council, Stacey Fedechko, director of Strathcona County’s Planning and Development Services, noted Stantec Consulting had been hired earlier this year to conduct an in-depth engineering design brief for the entire North of Yellowhead Area, which incorporates Cambrian Crossing. A traffic impact assessment for the area is also being undertaken by the county and is currently under review, she noted.

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Developer says Okotoks ‘too late’ to annex project

The developer of an 88-home development on Okotoks’ eastern boundary would rather proceed with the project in the MD of Foothills, than seek annexation to the town.

MD council unanimously approved rezoning of the second and third phases of the Green Haven development to hamlet residential from agriculture and country residential last week, but they also attached a long list of conditions to the project.

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