LETHBRIDGE: The proposed Outline Plan for North Lethbridge gets a public airing Wednesday (January 15th) evening. The open house will look at work that's already been completed on the land use proposal, as well as upcoming projects, ahead of City Council's decision to adopt the plan.
The Outline Plan includes the area to the north of the Uplands neighbourhood, to just east of Scenic Dr. (13th St.) N and to the west of the developing BlackWolf Stage 1 neighbourhood. The area contains the proposed future Regional Park as well as future residential development.
According to City Real Estate and Land development Manager Michael Kelly, the biggest element to come out of previous open houses, stemmed from planners being able to demonstrate the need for a larger regional park. From that work, Council decided last year to increase the park's size from 55-acres to 73-acres.Kelly says, "That was a very significant change which, in the long run, will be quite a monumental decision that City council made but, it is very positive for the community and we're very excited to be moving forward with such a big asset like that available on the north side."
The 'come-and-go' Open House will include information on the north Regional Park as well as utility up-grades and preliminary design for extension of Scenic Drive north.
The session runs from 4:00 to 7:00-pm, at Trinity Reform Church, at 1100 - 40th avenue north.
Kelly says it will also be important for those interested to show up at the Municipal Planning Commission meeting on the North Lethbridge Plan, which will take place in late February, for final approval of the neighbourhood.