June 24, 2013 - 2:53 PM
KAMLOOPS - The Aberdeen Hills Golf Links continues to be transitioned to community development as a new multi-family housing complex prepares to take over part of the former golf course and the city prepares the remaining area to be transformed into park space.
The location of the latest development is slated for the former fourth hole along Pacific Way and will include 24 townhouse units with 11 more multi-family units in the plans for phase two. The townhouses would be mostly side-by-side units with the driveway to exit onto Pacific Way along the south portion of the property.
A walkway in West Highlands Park, currently under development, is planned for in behind the units and would offer separation between the proposed units and the existing housing to the west.
The West Highlands development along the southeast portion of the former golf course has been under construction for several years and more than 100 houses and a new fire hall are already built while more than a couple dozen houses are under construction.
The city began work on the park space last year and plans on completing two soccer fields this year in addition to beginning work on converting the former clubhouse into a community centre. Plans for the rest of the park are to be finalized later this year so work can be finished on converting the golf course to park space next year.
Council will get the chance to approve the development permit for the 24 townhouse units at the Tuesday council meeting.
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