MPC approves new residence building at RDC

By Josh Hall (Twitter: @Vancan19)
May 31, 2017 - 3:22pm

Another capital project related to the 2019 Canada Winter Games is moving forward.

The City of Red Deer Municipal Planning Commision has approved a new residence building at Red Deer College.

The 145-unit building will be used primarily for student housing but will also house athletes when they come to Red Deer for the 2019 games.

The residence will feature solar modules and panels on the entire south, east and west facades, as well as on the roof.

There was a public concern brought to MPC over sufficient parking and the potential for overflow into the West Park neighbourhood, but the commission says the proposed 112 stalls meet Land Use Bylaw requirements.

The application was approved based on the developer, Manasc Isaac Architecture submitting a number of revisions pertaining to entrances and colour schemes, landscaping, grading and stormwater plans, and utilities.

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Also on Wednesday, MPC approved a proposal for two new commercial buildings in Lancaster Meadows.

The site is located at the southeast corner of 30 Avenue and Lees Street, across from the new fire Hall and Notre Dame High School.

The development is to be split into three phases, the first of which consists of a two-storey 4,800 square metre building, which may include the uses of health and medical services, merchandise sales and a restaurant.

Phase two will be a three-storey 2,700 square metre building with merchandise sales, a day-care facility, and health and medical services. Phase three is anticipated to include a 3600 square metre building, with underground parking and similar uses to the first two phases.

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