Burman University is hosting an open house tonight (Feb 16th) to showcase the latest plans for a new residential community in Lacombe's north end.
The just over 200 acres lies between C&E Trail and Barnett Lake on land owned by Burman University.
The Henner Heights Outline Plan will be on display, and primary consultant Brenda Hoskin with Hoskin Planning and Development Services explains what's included in this plan “one of the key areas in the plan is a development that is going in for a senior’s housing, that is a Christian based organization, we’re just working on that, but that should provide a number of residential units for the community itself. The population that will be in the whole area will be somewhere in the vicinity of about 2300 people”.
With both Henner's Pond and Barnett Lake falling within the plan, Hoskin says the University provided some key guiding principles for this development “Burman wanted to make sure it was a very inclusive community that fit with their general principals of health and wellness, so it incorporates lots of trail opportunities, lots of public open space. The Henner’s Pond will remain visible, we didn’t plant housing all the way around it so there’s a part of it that when people enter the community they’ll always have that opportunity to see Henner’s Pond and enjoy the view just like everyone else does”.
After hearing feedback from the public, Hoskin says they'll make any necessary changes before presenting their final plan to the City of Lacombe.
You can see the plans in detail tonight (Feb 16th) with an open house on the Burman University Campus, #8 5230 University Drive, just west of the ABC Christian Store and Social Eyez, it runs from 5-7pm.