There are some proposed amendments to the Spitzee Crossing Area Structure Plan in the northwest part of the Highwood Ranch in High River. Planning Consultant for the Land Owners Kristi Beunder says they plan move to a low density profile on the eastern side, immediately abutting the Highwood Village.

"I think there was concern that under the residential medium density profile that we would be over height or we would be higher than them. And that's not the case. But with us going to residential low density it's absolutely not the case. We can only do a single or a villa, much like they have."

She says they also reallocated density over the site and reduced it in response to feedback at the last public hearing.

"We also took a lot of density out in terms of the high density zoning districts. There was again some confusion as to what that might look like and what it might be. So we pared it down quite a bit. We took one of the high density areas and made it low, and we took one of the other high densities and made it medium."

Beunder says the proposed amendments are a genuine response to the community's feedback at the last public hearing.

"Well I think it closely reflects what we had in the area structure plan. I mean, we weren't trying to take anyone by surprise the first time, it's just those zoning categories are difficult to understand. So, I think this simplifies things, and I think our developer client deserves some acknowledgement for making those changes and being responsive to the community."

Beunder says she hopes the land-use changes they've proposed will be well received. The next public hearing will be March 28th at 3 p.m.

More Local News

Town Hall Targets Rural Crime Concerns

Area politicians are joining forces to promote discussion about rural crime at an event this week. Foothills MP John Barlow and Highwood MLA Wayne Anderson will be hosting a town hall in Aldersyde to…

Emphasis On Heart Health In Women

February is Heart Month and this year the emphasis is being placed on heart disease in women. According to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, heart disease is the leading cause of premature death of…

Collision Near Okotoks Claims One Life

There was a fatal collision Saturday night in Okotoks. The crash involved a single vehicle and took place on 112th Street West, about 1 kilometre north of Highway 549. RCMP say there was one fatality…

Alberta Firefighters See New Cancer Supports

Workers' compensation guidelines for firefighters now include two reproductive cancers faced by women. Firefighters who contract ovarian and cervical cancer will receive workers' compensation…

DiscoverWestman.com is Westman's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide

Habitat for Humanity Foothills 5th Annual Online Auction Fundraiser

20 February 2018 12:00 pm - 08 March 2018 8:00 pm

www.elevateauctions.com/habitatfoothills





Simple Supper

21 February 2018 5:30 pm

High River United Church (across from the post of, High River





The Foothills Kinettes Meeting

21 February 2018 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

High River Masonic Hall, High River





Oscar Nominated Short Films

23 February 2018 6:00 pm

Rotary Performing Arts Centre - RPAC Okotoks





Personality Types in the Workplace Workshop

24 February 2018 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Okotoks Public Library





Oscar Nominated Short Films

24 February 2018 6:00 pm

Rotary Performing Arts Centre - RPAC Okotoks





O.F.F. Monthly Flicks - Moulin Rouge

28 February 2018 9:00 pm

Okotoks Cinemas, Okotoks





Login