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Council has praise for development

A Juniper Ridge development is getting praise from Kamloops council for making the neighbourhood more sustainable.

City council has agreed to take the first steps on a development variance for 2049 Highland Dr., to permit a two-storey building on the site.

The mixed-used development, which includes space for professional offices and residential units, was originally planned at 1.5 storeys, but director of development and engineering services Marvin Kwiatkowski said Fraser Bay Developments Inc. wants to expand the size of the residences.

The variance won’t affect the height of the building, Kwiatkowski said, because the original plan called for a high, peaked roofline that will be leveled out in the new design.

Coun. Ken Christian said the development is “another arrow in the quiver of sustainability for that community” because it will reduce the need for car trips to other neighbourhoods.

 

 

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