The Grandview Heights subdivision has passed another hurdle tonight; the public hearing process for rezoning is now closed after the City of Castlegar council noted that no objection was made regarding the nature or location of the development, rather, concerns from all parties were mostly regarding the location and funding of site accesses.

No doubt options will be raised and debated over the coming weeks as City staff, the engineers and the developers meet with the BC Ministry of Transport to discuss intersection treatments for 37th Street and Highway 22 (Columbia Ave) as well as options for the extension of 14th Ave down to Highway 22.

I’ve written before about some of the background and my thoughts on this development, I wrote this, and I believe it still stands…

Opposition to Development in Castlegar | UrbanWorkbench

This will be a first class development, in a beautiful location, and will be a great place for a community to retire and rest. I hope the city approaches this with an open mind, looking for a solution that doesn’t unfairly burden either group of people.

There is still a long way to go with getting this development built, but these small steps will create a lasting legacy for seniors housing and aged care facilities on some of the best, buildable land in all of Castlegar. How should innovative developments be supported by the province or city?


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Mike Thomas P.Eng. ENV SP, is the author of and Director of Engineering at the City of Revelstoke in the Interior of British Columbia, Canada.