Residents of Brentwood have been very vocal about their opposition to a rezoning plan that would see a mixed use four storey building with retail, office space, and condos go up should a vacant piece of land be rezoned.
CBC news reports people were primarily concerned about the height of the building, and traffic and safety concerns.
“It’s too high and it’s too big on the property…my heart just goes out to neighbours who live near there. They are never going to see the sun, it’s just terrible,” Lee Hunt, who has lived in the area for 32 years, told CBC.
The four storey development will be 50 feet tall, according to CTV, and is 24,000 square feet. NORR Architects Engineers Planners and Lupi Homes are developing the property.
Currently, the location is zoned for a 30 foot, 12,000 square foot building.
Brentwood resident Ashton Embry thinks traffic will become a major issue for the area.
“I have no problem with a responsible development which would be under the current zoning which I think would be a maximum overload on that intersection,” he told CTV.
The City of Calgary will continue to collect public opinion submissions on the rezoning proposal until Saturday.