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North-end Charlottetown citizens request to change plans for neighboring subdivision

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Key takeaways: 

  • 150 Charlottetown citizens sign a petition tracing traffic problems.
  • Citizens of Highfield Heights say the new subdivision, Hidden Valley, will make intricate traffic jams.

Some Charlottetown citizens upset regarding a new subdivision are pleading to city hall and the Island Regulatory Appeals Commission. 

About 150 citizens have signed a petition requesting the city review its support of the new Hidden Valley subdivision being constructed next to their older neighborhood, Highfield Heights.

Only under 150 duplexes will be made in the new subdivision, just off Route 2 in Charlottetown’s north end.

“I’m expecting that the city will re-look at this and find something that will do our mature subdivision better and support this subdivision,” said Katherine Morris, a citizen of Highfield Heights.

Trucks are going through their streets during building, and when development is complete, all vehicles will have to cross through Highfield Heights.

The project met subdivision obligations: city

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Some Charlottetown citizens upset regarding a new subdivision are pleading to city hall and the Island Regulatory Appeals Commission

Citizens who signed the petition are anxious about traffic and safety.

“If we don’t do anything, we’ve got ourselves to accuse, so we’re just doing as much as we can,” stated David Kay.

The region has said there could not be a key to the new development off Route 2.

Residents said they are not against the development but stated there should have been a gridlock study on how many vehicles their residential streets can bear. 

Officials with the City of Charlottetown said the project met the subdivision duties but could not comment further till the request was settled.

If the city doesn’t re-examine plans, citizens expect IRAC will be able to order some changes.

Source – cbc.ca

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