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Residential development plans for Highland Park unclear

Last Updated Mar 9, 2019 at 4:07 pm MDT

Derek Brade, CityNews

CALGARY (660 NEWS) — The future of a controversial residential development in northwest Calgary is now in limbo.

A developer from Vancouver is trying to turn the former Highland Park Golf Course into an area with 2,000 homes.

The Confederation Park Regional Drainage Study, released by the City of Calgary, says there is potential for overland flood and subsequent issues with drainage surrounding the land.

READ MORE: Highland Park Development could be scrapped due to drainage issues

Some members of the community are disappointed by the outcome, while others are hoping the land will become a green space.

The Highland Park Community Association President, Elsie Bieche is questioning why the Land Use Committee ignored a letter they sent five years ago.

“There is a creek that runs through the site, and we wanted to know why they were approving this development before the regional drainage plan had been completed and approved.”

It’s unclear what the cost would be to build storm water solutions to address the issues identified in the study.