Proposal for Hewlett Park would add 144 residential lots

A new proposal to create 144 lots in Hewlett Park north of existing residences along Hinshaw Drive was presented

A new proposal to create 144 lots in Hewlett Park north of existing residences along Hinshaw Drive was presented to town council Monday night.

Councillors passed first reading of a bylaw which would allow for altering the lot and road configuration of the area referred to as Hampton Pointe. A public hearing was set for June 9 after which time they can consider second and third readings of the bylaw.

A report by Stantec Consulting indicated they’d been retained by Falcon Homes to amend the Hewlett Park Outline Plan.

Hampton Pointe would occupy the currently undeveloped area in the northeast portion of Hewlett Park. It contains 8.69 hectares.

“The proposed amendment É does not change the intent of the area; however, it introduces an alternative product type via the Low Density Residential (R1A) land use, reviews the efficiency of land development, and slightly reconfigures the road layout,” said the Stantec submission.

“This change is seen to reflect current market conditions in Sylvan Lake by providing a lower cost project type that is required in the Town of Sylvan Lake.”

The document shows the proposal would increase the amount of space used for Narrow Lot Residential (R5) lots from 45.7 per cent to 59.7 per cent, would eliminate Low Density Residential District (22.3 per cent in previous approval) and would add 8.1 per cent of the land for Low Density Residential (R1A) lots. A small public facility district would be created to allow emergency access off Erickson Drive.

A map of the plan previously approved for the area shows 120 lots.

The area would be accessed by Hinshaw Drive.