This afternoon, Council heard from 12 people who spoke either for or against the extension of the road alignment at a public hearing in Council Chambers. In November 2022, Council gave first reading to the proposed changes which allowed for a Public Hearing to be held.
The report regarding the potential extension of Molly Banister Drive across Piper Creek recommended Council remove the road extension and bridge from City plans. This means the roadway would come out of the plans, and development of the area could continue without holding space for this road.
Following the Public Hearing, Council considered second reading of the proposed bylaws. The City Council vote resulted in a tie vote, therefore resulting in the bylaw amendment being refused. This means the road extension and bridge will remain in City plans, including the Municipal Development Plan and the East Hill Major Area Structure Plan.