Council Says Yes to Hart Subdivision Plan
Area outlined in black is the site of the proposed subdivision – image courtesy City of Prince George
Prince George, B.C.- Another proposed residential subdivision has been given the green light.
Council for the City of Prince George, has approved the rezoning of a property in the Hart area of the City to create a multi single residential subdivision . The proposal would see more than 100 lots developed. The proposal also includes a one hectare park to help address the parkland deficit in the Hart area.
Opposition to the application centres on issues of loss of greenspace and concerns over a lack of sidewalks in the area. While the developer would be responsible for curb, gutter and sidewalks within the subdivision, the developer is not responsible for sidewalks leading into the subdivision. There are no real sidewalks on Kelly Road and there is nothing in the City’s capital plan to address that issue. Manager of Public Works, Dave Dyer says there may be a future widening of Chief Lake Road to accommodate a bike lane and possibly a trail.
A traffic impact study was done and found no concerns.
Mayor Hall wanted to know if the park that is to be dedicated to the City would be developed by the developer, but the initial answer was no. The developer did indicate there could be discussions on developing that park in a phased in approach to match the growth of the subdivision.
Councillor Brian Skakun was pleased to see the traffic study presented at this point in the process and praised the plan for increased density in the Hart “I think it’s a win win.”
Council unanimously approved the project.