Calgary City Council is expected to vote today on proposed redevelopment of the Harvest Hills Golf Course.
Residents are up in arms about the plan which calls for up to 700 homes to be built. Rick Lundy with the Northern Hills Community Association tells Global News city council needs to stand up for them. “They need to represent us properly and that mean’s ‘no’ to this plan.”
Ward Three Councillor Jim Stevenson understands why residents are upset. “There’s a lot of people that are emotionally charged about this. I would be too. If I had spent my life-savings on a home that backed onto a golf course and then I wake up some morning and read the paper that says there’s going to houses built there, I ‘d be upset too, right.”
Lundy says the area can’t support growth on that scale. “We don’t have proper schools, we don’t have medical services, health services, space, meeting rooms and recreation that should be up here to be a healthy community.”
Chris Ollenberger with Quantum Place Developments the infrastructure problem will eventually be overcome. “It does take time for the communities to fully build out and become complete. But as those additional rooftops and people are there I think you’ll see all those additional services come into play.”
City Administration has recommended council approve the rezoning.