By Lethbridge Herald on June 18, 2019.
The Subdivision and Development Appeal Board of the City of Lethbridge exists to hear appeals regarding decisions made by a development officer, subdivision authority or the Municipal Planning Commission when those decisions are challenged by concerned citizens.
This Thursday, June 20, at 6 p.m., the board will hear an appeal regarding the MPC approval of a 50-space/nine-staff daycare at a house on the northwest corner of McMaster Boulevard and Temple Boulevard.
Although the location lacks adequate parking space on the site, MPC approved the application by granting a five-parking space waiver, indicating that parents and staff could park across the street from the house along the curb of Nicholas Sheran Park. The dedicated loading zone has also been designated as staff parking, which I don’t understand.
Anyone who has travelled this intersection at peak times of the day will recognize the dangerous situation that this will create, especially in the winter. We note that traffic data from 2016 was presented to MPC to make their decision on May 7. Traffic patterns have changed dramatically at the intersection since the opening of Metis Trail at Temple Boulevard, now providing access to Senator Joyce Fairbairn Middle School, ATB Leisure Centre, Chinook High School, Catholic Central High School West Campus as well as the “Market at Crossings.”
We encourage anyone who has an interest in safety at the corner of McMaster Boulevard and Temple Boulevard to attend the appeal hearing on Thursday and let the board know about your experiences at this intersection. Your information could be of great importance in assisting the SDAB in making their decision.
More information can be found on the City of Lethbridge website: https://www.lethbridge.ca/Doing-Business/Planning-Development/