Media Advisory - Residents of Harvest Hills opposing Cedarglen's re-zoning application deliver over 4,000 opposition letters to city

CALGARY, Sept. 22, 2015 /CNW/ - Homeowners and residents of the established Calgary community of 2,580 homes in Harvest Hills today announced they will tomorrow deliver over 4,000 letters of opposition to the City of Calgary Planning, Development & Assessment department.

All of the letters oppose Cedarglen's (sold by former Harvest hills Golf Course owner, Windmill Golf Group) application to the City to rezone the golf course in an attempt to construct more than 900 additional housing units within the current green space of the existing golf course.

"We support the City's objectives to density within its current footprint, thereby avoiding further outward sprawl, but the developer's destructive plans would completely transform this purpose-built community to a degree that would grossly infringe on residents' right to enjoyment of their properties, permanently remove hundreds of acres of green space, remove wildlife habitat, add thousands of cars onto road built for the current neighbourhood, add hundreds of students into full schools, and dramatically reduce the values of every home in the community," says Stuart Cantrill, Chair, Calgarians for Responsible Development, a community group advocating for homeowners in Harvest hills and other golf course-adjacent communities.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

Lesley Cooney-Burk, Harvest Hills resident and Calgarians for Responsible Development Vice-Chair, will deliver the 4,000 letters to City of Calgary Planning Development & Assessment office at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 23, 2015.

Ms. Cooney-Burk will be available for interviews following that.

SOURCE Calgarians for Responsible Development

For further information: Lesley Cooney-Burk, 403-226-1434

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