A proposal that would see six new homes built on one-hectare lots at the north end of Westsyde will go to a public hearing for feedback.
City council voted unanimously Tuesday to allow a public hearing on the West Pines project at 4000 Westsyde Road.
The property to be subdivided spans 9.2 hectares, but some of it is steep hillside. It’s in a City-designated agricultural zone, but has a site-specific amendment to allow for mini storage of warehousing.
The proponent, West Pines Development Ltd., plans to carve up the lower elevation land along the road into the six one-hectare parcels and dedicate the remainder sloped area as green space, said City development and engineering services director Marvin Kwiatkowski.
He told council a geotechnical report found the risk of flooding or rockfall to be low.
The City’s sewer hookup is a few kilometres away, so the homes will be on septic, but they will be able to tap into the water system, which was extended to Noble Creek a few years ago.
The water extension should allow for another 19 residences in Westsyde, so the six would have adequate water, he said.