In episode #5 we tackle the issue of land development in the northeast. City Council passed first and second reading of the Horse Hill ASP after a public hearing that took place on February 25 and 26.
The Horse Hill area encompasses approximately 2,770 hectares of land located north of Anthony Henday Drive, south and east of Manning Drive, and west of the North Saskatchewan River. The plan envisions five new neighbourhoods.
Do we need this development to take place? How does it fit into the bigger picture of Edmonton? Should opponents of urban sprawl focus their efforts on future land debates rather than this one? How can we ensure the Horse Hill area is developed properly? Those are some of the questions we discuss.
Here are some relevant links for this episode:
- Horse Hill Area Structure Plan Receives Preliminary Council Approval
- Horse Hill ASP: More proof that Edmonton is addicted to sprawl
- Plan Horse Hill
The Capital Region Board will now consider the plan before it returns to Council for third reading and final approval.
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