Town administration is recommending second reading be given to an Area Redevelopment Plan (ARP) that has divided residents in Rolling Range Estates and Towers Trail.

Should council agree to providing second reading, it is expected to go to the Calgary Metropolitan Region Board for review before returning to council for final reading.

In January, residents both in favour and opposition presented strong views on the future of the area that was annexed by the town in 2004. There are others who have been sitting on the sideline who are interested in seeing what happens and what it may mean to them.

The proposal has created a deep division between residents in what was once was a congenial community.

Canopy Lands has unveiled a 50-year framework in its Rolling Trails plan that incorporates shadow planning to eventually transition the area into smaller acreages.

Council will be discussing the matter during its regular meeting tonight (Feb. 12).

Prior to that, there is a public hearing on proposed land-use amendments for Greystone. An application has been made to change approximately 1.99 acres of land from Special Industrial District (I-S) to Residential Low-Density District (R-LD), and approximately 3.89 acres from Special Industrial to Residential Mix District (R-MX).