By Tim Kalinowski
Redcliff residents were invited to the town hall to review the development plans for the area east of Mitchell Street last Wednesday evening. The plan presented by ISL Engineering and Land Services lays out the scope and scale of the development as it will unfold over the next 25-40 years. The engineering plans of the site showed everything from proposed future housing sub-divisions to a planned historic park around the old I-XL brickworks to the location of Redcliff’s potential new future school site.
Redcliff municipal director Arlos Crofts said the open house was intended to let local residents see the plan for the new subdivision first hand and answer any questions they might have.
“This is the second open house for the eastside area structure plan amendment. It’s an opportunity for community members to come and provide input the future of a part of their community. Because at the end of the day it’s going to be adopted as a bylaw.” said Crofts.
The next stage will be a first reading of the new bylaw which adopts the plan at town council before holding a public hearing to give the community further chances for input.
“For future planning and future subdivisions this will have an effect on those decisions also,” Crofts went on to say. “This will allow us to appropriately plan for the future: To put roads in the right place and to make sure land use transitions are appropriate. And to make sure future development is suitable to what the residents want.”