Fraser Bench Subdivision Plan Approved
Conceptual layout of new subdivision planned for Fraser Bench –
Prince George, B.C. – The plan for a new subdivision on the Fraser Bench lands in College Heights would add some 200 housing units to the region and Council has given it the green light.
To create the subdivision, the developer needed some of the property rezoned.
The project would cover 67 hectares, and includes a 50-60m wide strip that would be dedicated green space along the Fraser River, rustic trails and a mix of single, multi family and seniors housing.
An updated traffic study would be done once 200 units have been built, but the long range plan would see Malaspina Avenue join up with Cowart Road.
Three residents of the neighbouring neighbourhoods spoke against the project citing loss of green space, broken promises from the developer, and concerns over environmental damage.
“I understand where these people are coming from when they feel someone’s word isn’t being lived up to” said Councillor Brian Skakun “but I support this application because it will add to our tax base.”
Mayor Lyn Hall says he too is concerned about the impression that developers are not living up to promises made. He suggested that is a conversation that will need to be held at another time to see what role, if any, council can play in assuring that developers live up to the promises made.
The rezoning was approved unanimously by Council .