June 23, 2014 8:18 pm

West Lethbridge development project re-opened

A project in the west-side community of Riverstone has been re-opened after most thought it was a failed deal.

It was last week when Adam Mason received an alarming note in the mail about a new development coming to his community.

Mason along with some of his neighbours found out the Riverstone development project had been re-opened. He was against the first proposal and didn’t know what to expect from the second one.

“The whole neighborhood thought oh no, here come the duplexes and apartments again,” said Mason.

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The project is now focused on single family dwellings, which Mason says he supports. However, he is concerned about the smaller lot sizes that have been suggested for the area.

“I’m not in favor of the small lot sizes. We keep on reducing the standard of living and our houses are already on postage stamps.”

Michael Kelly, manager of Lethbridge Land, says the feedback from the community on the first project helped them with this new proposal.

“We heard the message loud and clear. We took our concept now, before the application process, back out to the neighborhood for consideration to get their feedback before we end up in a public meeting again,” said Kelly.

Mason says he’ll be keeping an eye on the process to make sure the promises made in the new proposal are kept.

“We will put their feet to the fire that they will keep their word.”

The city of Lethbridge says the proposal is still in its early stages and that it still has to be approved by Council.

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