UPDATE: Summerland council votes against Banks Crescent development

The vote this evening is to approve third reading of the Banks Crescent seniors housing proposal

UPDATE: 7:58 p.m.

The motion for the proposed seniors development complex was defeated, Tuesday night, with only Coun. Janet Peake and Mayor Peter Waterman in favour.

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UPDATES from Facebook:

“I wish I could have supported this project, but somewhere you’ve got to draw the line.” — Coun. Richard Barkwill

“I cannot support this proposed OCP amendment and rezoning.” — Coun. Erin Trainer

“The scope and location of this project are not a good fit for Summerland.” — Coun. Erin Trainer

“This was a real opportunity for the community.” — Mayor Peter Waterman

“This town is ready to grow.” — Coun. Janet Peake

“This development is not compatible for a number of philosophical reasons.” — Coun. Toni Boot

“I cannot support this development.” — Coun. Richard Barkwill

“I just cannot see my way to 415 units on this space.” — Coun. Richard Barkwill

“I see the development potential for this area.” — Coun. Janet Peake

“I don’t think I have adequate information to properly assess the risk to the trout hatchery.” — Coun. Doug Holmes

“Why does it have to be so big?” — Coun. Doug Holmes

“I believe we can do better than this.” — Coun. Erin Carlson

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UPDATE: 7:04 p.m.

The Summerland Arena Banquet Room is once again jammed packed with those waiting to hear more on the Banks Crescent development.

This is the second night all eyes in Summerland have been focused in on this public hearing on the controversial 424-unit development.

Mayor and council are both present.

Follow our Facebook feed for up-to-date information on the proceedings that are expected to take place over the next couple of hours.

Comment on our Facebook feed to join the discussion as the municipal council will vote this evening on a proposed seniors development complex.

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ORIGINAL:

Summerland municipal council will vote this evening on a proposed seniors development complex.

The proposal is for a 424-unit development on Banks Crescent.

On Monday, during a six-hour public hearing, council heard from more than 80 people, many of them opposed to the controversial development.

The vote this evening is to approve third reading.

The meeting will be held in the Summerland Arena Banquet Room, 8820 Jubilee Rd., beginning at 6:30 p.m.

RELATED: https://www.summerlandreview.com/news/summerlanders-speak-out-against-development/

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