Suburbian Development Nixed

December 5, 2008 at 10:06 am Leave a comment

Wow, what a complete failure on behalf of Hunt Club Developments Inc. How could you not submit 22 key studies and expect 1,900 homes to be built? Thanks for coming out. Chalk this up as one win for the good guys. News article is as follows:

December 5, 2008

Despite the continued objections of the developer, the City of Cambridge is about to nix massive subdivision plans being put forward by Hunt Club Developments Inc.

At Monday’s general committee meeting, council members voted down plans to allow the development of roughly 180 acres of land north of the Speed River to Maple Grove Road and east of Speedsville Road to the Idylwild subdivision.

Hunt Club Estates Inc. officials hope to see as many as 1,900 homes built on the lands, which has drawn considerable fire from the existing residents within the Idylwild Estates subdivision, an upscale development where homes sit on large lots, and from Speed River Trail, a rustic road along the river’s edge. They have argued that the developer’s proposal does not fit in with the rural character of the neighbourhood.

City staff have expressed a number of concerns about the proposal, which would see a wide range of homes, and commercial properties created. Chief among those concerns is how the development would be serviced, given the limited sewage capacity at area sewage treatment plants.

The city and a number of outside agencies are turning thumbs down to the proposal because the developer has failed to provide as many as 22 studies evaluating the impact and implications of the development. Council will make a final decision Monday.

 

Source: Cambridge Times

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