The owners of a large gravel pit near the intersection of Foothills Boulevard and North Nechako Road are looking to develop the area into a new, mixed-use residential neighbourhood.
Rock 'N' Roll Aggregates Ltd. and T.R. Projects Ltd. have applied to the city to rezone 73 hectares of land spread over three lots adjacent to the Nechako Riverside Park, Edgewood Elementary school and the North Nechako baseball diamonds.
"The applicant has applied to subdivide a portion of the subject area to create 49 single residential lots," city general manager of planning and development Ian Wells wrote in a report to council. "This rezoning application will facilitate a future subdivision to create a residential neighbourhood with a mix of housing forms and a neighbourhood commercial area. This application also makes allowances for parkland dedication and a greenbelt area to protect the environmentally sensitive lands along the Nechako River."
In addition to single-family homes, the applicants are proposing to include some duplexes, four-plexes and townhouses in the development. The plan also calls for a neighbourhood commercial area, located at the corner of Foothills Boulevard and North Nechako Road.
The proposed development would include a 30-metre-wide greenbelt along the top bank of the Nechako River and a new neighbourhood park adjacent to Edgewood school that would provide trail access to the river, Wells wrote in his report.
The rezonings will be considered by city council on Monday.