May 28, 2014 - 3:45 PM
PEACHLAND - Peachland city council is pushing forward with plans for a 125-acre development project on the Northern boundary of the lakeside city.
Before council gives the project final approval, the Ministry of Transportation needs to review the plans and ensure access is possible, said Heidi Simkins, the city’s planning administrator.
If council approves the project there are additional steps to be taken, however approval allows the developer to begin laying the foundations, such as water and sewage, Simkins said.
The city hosted public hearings to hear the communities thoughts and concerns of the project, the latest being Monday, May 20, a week before council passed the third reading. Zoning and bylaw changes have also been made to support the the plan.
The development plan includes construction of retail, office and home spaces, including single-family, townhouses and apartments. Developers are planning to build between 2,600 and 2,800 residential units, which will have easy access to transportation and amenities.
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