Second and third reading of the Dawson’s Landing Outline Plan was approved by Chestermere City council at the April 16 regular meeting of council.
The outline plan applies to land on the southwestern side of the city on the annexed lands there. The new development will see a mixture of new residential neighbourhoods as well as mixed-used commercial space and new parks space developed in the city.
A key feature of the new development is the planned EcoPark Wetland Complex. described by the developer as balance between community development and sustainable landscape features.
The park will take advantage of the existing wewtland to provide a focal point for the new community offering both recreational and educational opportunities.
Upon completion, Dawson’s Landing will add about 1800 new residential units to the City of Chestermere.
Catherine Proulx, the city’s Manager of Economic Development wrote in proposal that was presented to council that the new residential units are, “exactly what our current and future businesses need in order to be sustainable–more customers and more people to draw from for employment.”
As per legal requirments, the Dawson’s Landing Outline Plan had a public hearing on April 3 and received input from residents before coming to council for second and third reading.
The city also received a letter of opposition to the development.
In bring the plan to council, city staff said that they were satisfied that the developer had addressed concerns raised at the public hearing and in the letter of opposition.