(Advocate file photo).

(Advocate file photo).

High-level plan proposes more industrial development north of Chiles in Red Deer

The Red Deer city council gave initial approval for an Industrial Area Structure Plan that could eventually allow for a new snow storage and fire training facility to be built north of the Chiles Industrial Park.

First reading was given on Monday to a proposed high-level plan for 29.23 hectares of mostly unserviced, undeveloped land located next to a provincial addictions treatment facility being built in North Red Deer.

This land was annexed from Red Deer County in 2009, for eventual industrial use.

Bordered by the Chiles Industrial Park to the south, the CN railway tracks on the east, Hwy 2A on the west, and Township Road 391 to the north, it falls within a “noise concern area” as it’s close to the Evraz pipe yard and Central Park acreages. This means future developments would have to provide acoustical studies and provide methods for alleviating noise.

The city’s snow storage facility is proposed for the southwest corner of this land. The fire training centre would be developed more than 10 years out. Much of the rest of the space would be zoned for heavy industry with some business services uses.

A couple of landowners have written in with concerns about soil conditions, traffic, destruction of natural spaces, and questioned whether heavy industry should be allowed next to the 10 acres being turned into an addictions recovery centre.

A public hearing on the proposed plan will be held on Nov. 21.

Red Deer City Council

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