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.

——-

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

—————-

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.

————-

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/

Just Posted

Jerri & the Cheap Dates take the stage at Nest & Nectar

Catch their live performance Mar. 23 from 7 to 9 p.m.

Princeton man charged in thefts from volunteer fire hall

A Princeton man appeared in circuit court here February 14, facing charges… Continue reading

Find your freaky side at Army of Sass’ SIDESHOW

The 360 degree circus-themed production comes to Penticton Lakeside Resort Mar. 23

Okanagan weather watch: Snow on the way

Flurries have been predicted for most of the Okanagan Valley today

Athletes take to the slopes for the final day of SOBC

Awards ceremony will take place this afternoon at the SilverStar Village Podium.

Legislation to protect B.C. farmland comes into effect

Regulations enhance food security, encourage long-term farming

Salmon Arm Silverbacks fall to Penticton Vees in third-period upset

Early lead disintegrates into 5-2 finish for Penticton

UPDATE: B.C. ticket holder winner of $25.9-million Lotto Max jackpot

Next draw set for Mar. 1 with an estimated jackpot of $10 million

B.C.-based ‘Team Tardi’ brings home gold in junior curling worlds

In a 9-4 victory over Switzerland, a Langley-based curling team earned its 2nd straight world title

People gather for funeral of seven children killed in fast-moving Halifax fire

Traditional portion of the service will be followed by words from community members

B.C. weavers to help Alaska Native project honouring survivors of violence

Dozens of Chilkat and Ravenstail weavers from all over North America will be weaving 5-inch-by-5-inch squares

B.C. skip Sarah Wark and team eliminated at Scotties Tournament of Hearts

Nontheless pretty impressive stuff from the 24th-ranked team in the country

Most Read