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City council rejects proposal for 11 new developments

Last Updated Nov 4, 2020 at 9:08 am MDT

During the council meeting today, the proposed public safety task force will be reviewed. (Calgary council chambers inside city hall. Photo by Tom Ross, 660 NEWS).

CALGARY (660 NEWS) – City council has voted to reject the proposals for eleven new suburban communities.

The final vote was unanimous at 14-0 to not approve the new developments.

Reports originally said that Councillor Ward Sutherland was the only one to oppose it, but he has since said a technical error showed he voted against it.

Many on council had been critical of the city’s seemingly ever-growing urban sprawl, and administration recommended against the communities being built due to current economic issues.

Council approved 14 new suburban developments in 2018, which was higher than the amount recommended by city staff.

Despite the vote, developers have been invited back in 2022 to pitch the new developments again, hopefully when economic conditions favour them.