The public will have its say on an 88-unit development on the west side of the Summit connector and West Victoria Street.
City council voted Tuesday to go to a public hearing on the proposal, which is north of Thompson Rivers University.
The Guerin Road project, proposed by property owner Brian Taylor and 439143 BC Ltd., includes a mix of single- and multi-family residences.
City development and engineering services director Marvin Kwiatkowski said the plan has been looked at in terms of water, sewer, storm drains and transportation. A multi-use path is in the plans to connect to the Hillside Drive sidewalk.
The land has some steep slopes and part of it will have to be made into excavated terraces to build.
Coun. Nancy Bepple said the tip of the Summit/West Victoria hairpin turn is a popular place for dogwalkers to park and take their canines for a jaunt. She asked if the shoulder could be widened to allow for more parking when the development is done, and if that should be brought forward at the public hearing.
Coun. Donovan Cavers was alone in voting against the public hearing. He considered the area to be peripheral, as it’s breaking new ground for development.
KamPlan discourages development of peripheral areas and encourages construction in clusters close to services and transportation routes, he said.
City community development manager Randy Lambright noted the world still relies on cars and that’s how it will likely be for some time.