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Plan for housing project given initial OK

The future development of up to 1,000 homes in the northeast sector of Penticton was addressed by council Monday night.

Council gave first reading to incorporate the Spiller Road-Reservoir Area Neighbourhood Concept Plan into the Official Community Plan. 

The area covers almost 300 hectares north of Campbell Mountain.

"This is in the preliminary stages," said Mayor Garry Litke. "A consultant provided a report, staff presented it to council, and it will now go to a public hearing."

The Official Community Plan was drafted in 2002, and the document envisioned a future planning area in the northeast sector as well as the requirement for a long term growth strategy.

The northeast sector plan was adopted in 2005 and identified areas for future residential growth including new neighbourhoods such as Reservoir Road and Spiller Road.

To move forward, a neighbourhood concept plan was prepared by a consultant for the Spiller/Reservoir areas, which looked at geotechnical, environmental, fire service, landfill interface and future uses including residential, commercial, village or neighbourhood centres, parks and protected areas.

Open houses were held for the community to review the proposed plan.

A public hearing will be held on Feb. 17 for additional input.

 

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