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Oct 31, 2023
The City of Red Deer is planning to rezone an Eastview plot of land from parks to residential, but one nearby resident wants it to be a berry labyrinth.
At their meeting on Monday, city council gave first reading to an internal request to rezone 3733 45 St., corner of 45 Street and 38 Avenue, from P1 Parks and Recreation to R2 Residential (Medium Density), with the intention to sell the land for multi-family residential development like townhouses or apartments.
The City says proceeds gained through the sale would be used for park, recreation, school site, or buffering purposes, as required by the Municipal Government Act (MGA).
The parcel is currently City owned as municipal reserve. The MGA requires each neighborhood to have 10 per cent of land as municipal reserve. With the sale of the land, the City claims they would still have 11.3 per cent of land under the designation.