By 250 News
Prince George, B.C.- A new subdivision has been approved for Prince George. It is phase 6 of the Westgate development and will cover 41 hectares of property, that is about 10% of the 415 hectares which make up the South Ospika Neighbourhood plan.
The plan for phase 6, predicts construction spread over 10 to 15 years. It calls for development that would see residential construction of which 74% is dedicated to single family homes and 26% to multiple family. In all, there would be 475 residental units made up of 260 single family homes, 30 two family residences, and 185 multi family units.
One resident, who lives near the new plan says he is concerned about an area which he referred to as a "temporary fill"site. Tony Muldor told Council the fill was supposed to be temporary "It is sinking out of control" and he says the area, ( grey in the left corner region of the map above) can only be used for mobile homes because the water table is now "about 5 feet below ground level, which we never had before."
Councilor Debora Munoz has asked if the developers would be looking at some creative ways of recycling storm water run off. The answer was that run off would "collect" in some of the ravines, but that it was not likely that water could be used to water community gardens.
The developer says the area that will likely be developed first is the mobile home park area, but, he adds, it all depends on market demand.
Mayor Dan Rogers says this is a positive development for the City.
Council has withheld final reading of this rezoning application pending a traffic impact study which meets the approval of the City, and a storm water drainage plan which would also meet the approval of City planners