County to address access issues in subdivisions

County councillors got a glimpse Monday at how much it would cost ratepayers to construct a second access point to the 68 single-access subdivisions in the county: About $28 million.

“Those are pretty rough numbers, but yeah those are construction numbers on average road construction costs,” said Herb Pfau, public works superintendent.

Councillors approved providing money each budget year to complete the long-term project.

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Public hearings set for subdivisions

New proposals for development in the Westpark area of Fort Saskatchewan were put forward to council on Tuesday, after original proposals were turned down last month.

The Forest Ridge neighbourhood saw high-density proposals in January that brought the public out to speak against the development. That same day, council turned down the proposal while approving development in the Southfort area.

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Developers want city to push ahead with growth strategy

EDMONTON – Edmonton’s development industry warned city councillors Monday not to delay a strategy that will let them approve more agricultural land for housing, saying a shortage of approved neighbourhoods will quickly lead to increased house prices.

“We are in a shortage of land in one area and close to a shortage in another,” said Laurie Scott, vice-president at Cameron Communities.

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