The Cedars neighbourhood development pushes forward

Plans to develop The Cedars neighbourhood are underway, as council approved a zoning bylaw during the November 24 meeting.

Plans to develop The Cedars neighbourhood are underway, as council approved a zoning bylaw during the November 24 meeting.

Set to be located at the base of Mount Fernie Provincial Park, The Cedars will provide the community with 265 dwelling units along with nearly 50 acres of open space.

In order to move forward with the project however, the city had to amend an Official Community Plan Bylaw, re-designating certain areas of land.

Richard Haworth of Haworth Development Consulting Ltd. noted that the majority of the zoning will focus on single detached family dwellings. A small portion of land however, will also be catered to multi-family dwellings.

Haworth also noted that 41 per cent of the land will be turned into green space, with trails and washrooms made available to the public.

“It’s intended to ensure the conversion of these lands, while allowing for trails to be developed,” Haworth noted.

During the council meeting, a concerned neighbour questioned the sewage drainage and how the Cedars development would ensure storm water would not impinge on other properties.

Haworth responded by noting that there would be a comprehensive storm water management plan set up in order to avoid any issues with drainage.

For more information on the development, visit www.thecedars.ca