The Riverview Community Association (RCA) has been asking to see the revised plans for the nearby proposed Greystone development and indications are they'll get their chance this weekend.
In response to an email sent to Burnswest officials yesterday, RCA president Gerry Ertel says they have been informed the plan will be uploaded to the Greystone website this weekend.
That should give them a little time to review the plan prior to the scheduled Apr. 18 open house.
In his letter, Ertel explained his painful effort to get a copy of the revised concept plan that has been in the hands of town's planning department for a few weeks but not available for public consumption. The association had made a similar request in March.
"Riverview wants the opportunity to review the revised plans in advance so when we go to the open house we can ask insightful questions that are of concern to us," states the letter under the signature of Ertel. "We do not want to be overwhelmed by having Greystone people trying to tell us what has changed and then are we expected to react immediately with a response. This would not be productive or fair to stakeholders and would not maximize the value of the Open House."
It continues, "We need to have the time to review the plans so we can attend the open house prepared. Time is running out. If the timing of your plans has been delayed, maybe you should consider postponing the open house."
The association says they have had no contact with Burnswest for some time now and when they last saw the plan it had a density of over 14 united per acre.
During a presentation to the chamber of commerce last month, though, Burnswest officials said the population density in the residential portion of the development is more in the neighbourhood of nine units per acre and the higher number was being confused with the maximum density allowed by the town.
While Burnswest hopes to present the area structure plan to town council in May, that's not their's to decide and would depend upon when the town's planning department has finished its review.
Should the development receive approval soon, shovels likely wouldn't hit the ground until next summer. They say the buildout will begin on the east side with industrial and commercial areas first then move westward for its residential component.
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