By Editor, LDSCaNews
Unwanted Apartments Going Up
LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, CANADA -- Though more than 500 local residents
have opposed it, a 70-unit apartment complex is still going up in
Lethbridge's Indian Battle Heights.
Because the complex is directly across the street from an Mike Mountain
Horse School, neighbours are concerned of the traffic the complex will bring
to already-busy Jerry Potts Boulevard. In addition, citizens are opposed to
the three stories the complex boasts.
When Woodsmere Holdings Corporation, the developer of the new buildings,
discovered residents had appealed the submission of the three-storey,
two-building complex to the Municipal Planning Commission, they came back
with a redesign which lowered the stories, but increased the buildings to
However, WHC couldn't afford to build the complex without keeping one of the
units at three stories, and this is what some neighbours are still concerned
about. The MPC has approved the resubmission on condition that a fence be
built to deter elementary students from using the property as a shortcut to
school, and that the three-story unit be redesigned to minimise its impact
on the environment.
If the complex had been denied again, then property owner and Lethbridge
Ninth Ward member Barry Marquardson would have put up a shopping complex.
The empty property, which currently borders a gas station, a car wash and a
recycling drop-off, had been approved for the mall years ago.
Local residents have two weeks to oppose the new decision.
Lethbridge Herald, 25 Oct 2000
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