Stage 4a is where the proposed expansion would be.
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Some changes are expected before city council approves an expansion of a subdivision next year.
If approved, which city administration is recommending, Dawson Heights would see 15 new homes, 20 townhouses and five six-plexes in a 2.46 hectare area of the area near Wardrope Avenue.
The expansion would also need two new streets and a walkway. Those are proposed to end west of the expansion, which is where the Fedorchuk family's 44 acres of land begins. Darlene Fedorchuk said they're in favour of the expansion but want signs and fences put up near the property so that people know that it's private. They'd also like to see that mentioned on title and deeds for people buying the new lots.
Fedorchuk said her family is worried that people might think that the walkways lead to parklands or use the new street to park and then use the property for recreation like driving dirt bikes or snow machines.
“The liability is just something not something myself or my family are willing to undertake,” she said.
City council heard that the walkway and streets were recommended by administration in the event that the Fedorchuk land, zoned for a subdivision, becomes part of a further expansion in the future.
“It was based on a request from the city,” Coun. Iain Angu said.
City development manager Mark Smith said the concerns could be addressed before city council votes on the expansion Jan. 13.
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