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Council allows smaller lots in business districts

Rocky View County council approved a bylaw allowing smaller lots in the east Balzac business district.

Rocky View County council approved a bylaw allowing smaller lots in the east Balzac business district.

This amendment allows for specialized uses, such as gas stations and small restaurants, to set up within comprehensively-planned developments such as the CrossIron Mills project.

The previous bylaw required a minimum of 30 acres to develop.

Large developments may now contain a mix of lot sizes to accommodate a variety of businesses.

This amendment does not apply to other business districts, such as those found within villages or beside roads.

Council approved a request from the Sharp Hill Preservation Society (SHPS) to create a park and reserve from three County-owned Municipal Reserves within the community, located on the southeast side of Airdrie.

The Society will develop two of the parcels into a community park which will offer low maintenance recreational activities, such as baseball and soccer fields, combination tennis and basketball courts and picnic tables.

The SHPS is proposing additional landscaping, signage and parking for the park area.

The third parcel will remain as a reserve, preserving its natural beauty and heritage.

Council approved a request by the Chestermere Regional Community Association for improvements to the town’s recreational facility, May 25.

A new large entry sign on the facility and a large double-faced message board will create additional advertising revenues and general community awareness.

The Chestermere Recreation Centre has served the residents of Rocky View and Chestermere for more than 25 years.

It currently contains arenas, a gymnasium, banquet hall, curling rink, seniors centre, meeting rooms and a fitness centre.




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