Growth debate back to council in the fall

(Source: Calgary Herald)

After three full days and more than 100 speakers lauding and critiquing Calgary’s long-range growth blueprint, council proposed more than 70 amendments to the complex plan but won’t debate them until the fall.

Councillors have concerns over whether river crossings at edworthy Park and Sandy Beach should be included in Plan it Calgary, as well as a costly airport access tunnel.

But the biggest questions they’ve asked city staff to consider over the summer are development industry worries that the plan’s anti-sprawl measures are too harsh.

” i [sic] think it’s fair to say we’ll continue the discussion with the land industry,” Mayor Dave Bronconnier said late Thursday.

Read Jason Markusoff’s full article “Developers oppose city’s density targets” in the Calgary Herald (June 26, 2009).

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