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Posted: 02/5/2014 12:02 PM | Comments: 0
Last Modified: 02/5/2014 4:40 PM | Updates
City hall took a step this morning to opening up a 260-acre parcel of land west of the international airport for residential development.
Executive policy committee endorsed a planning department proposal to re-designate 260 acres of land within the CentrePort area for housing.
It’s likely to be the first of two major new residential developments in the area.
The 260-acre parcel is north of Saskatchewan Avenue and west of Sturgeon Road; and across a CPR rail lane from the existing residential development of Heritage Park.
Coun. Grant Nordman said only a portion of the site would be designated for residential development but added the area could accommodate about 800 t0 900 new homes.
Nordman (St. Charles) said the CentrePort development will extend sewer facilities to the area, making development possible.
"That would be great for the school division, great for the merchants and businesses of the area and people who want to live and work close to CentrePort," Nordman said. "That’s the end game."
An administrative report states a second parcel, of about 330 acres immediately to the west, will also likely be developed for housing in the near future.
Grant said two parcels could bring a combined 8,000 new residents to that end of the city.
The redesignation must still be approved by council.
Mayor Sam Katz said that while the land is west of Richardson International Airport and not under a flight path, future residents need to be aware that airport noise will be a part of their daily lives if they move there.
Updated on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 4:40 PM CST: Writethru.
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