Infill development regulations to be included in Land Use Bylaw review

The Town of Sylvan Lake will look at implementing infill development regulations as another part of its ongoing Land Use Bylaw review.

The Town of Sylvan Lake will look at implementing infill development regulations as another part of its ongoing Land Use Bylaw review.

The direction to do so came from council during its regular meeting on Monday night, and in light of a recent application to construct two fourplex buildings on 48 Street that proved contentious among some nearby residents.

The Town’s Subdivision and Development Appeal Board last week upheld the Municipal Planning Commission’s earlier approval in that particular instance, but not before concerns were raised by some area residents who felt their stances weren’t being adequately acknowledged.

The implementation of such regulations, Mayor Sean McIntyre said, he hoped would “give landowners some sort of amount of predicability as to what will be permissible in their neighbourhoods.”

Coun. Matt Prete agreed, and noted a particular need for reevaluation in the Town’s R2 zoning designation. He pointed to recent events as an example.

“I personally am not in favour of an apartment building going in an R2 district … and I think that we should take discretionary uses out of R2,” he said. “I’d like R2 to be single-family homes, duplexes, townhomes — none of these front and back fourplexes.”

Following council’s decision, McIntyre thanked Town staff for the responsive manner in which they dealt with the concerns surrounding the matter.


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