Stettler town hall. (Lisa Joy/Stettler Independent)

Seventeen-unit residential development in Stettler clears last hurdle

Once completed, the new subdivision will primarily consist of single-family units

By Kevin J. Sabo

For the Independent

A 17-unit residential development at the site of the old Rotary Park beside the agricultural grounds has cleared its last hurdle.

During the Aug. 3 Town of Stettler council meeting, Bylaw 2139-21, a Land Use Bylaw amendment passed its third and final reading, rezoning the property for residential use.

Previously, council had passed the first two readings of the amendment, however held off on the third until a development agreement between the Town and developer was in place.

With the development agreement in place between the municipality and the developer, the last piece is in place for the development to move forward.

“They are ready to start developing whenever they want to,” said Assistant Chief Administrative Officer Steve Gerlitz.

The bylaw amendment and the subdivision request were both submitted concurrently, with Town of Stettler council approving the subdivision at a meeting back in April.

Once completed, the new subdivision will primarily consist of single-family units, though a multi-family duplex is part of the plan as well. As part of the new subdivision, the developer is working on mitigating noise in the area from the agricultural grounds through the placement of a berm on the east side of the subdivision, as well as working toward keeping some greenery in the area.

County property being subdivided

The Town of Stettler has approved the subdivision of a three-acre parcel at the old County of Stettler shop, which is located within town limits by the museum.

The County and the museum are currently working on an agreement which would see the land transferred to the museum.

Because a drainage ditch runs north-south through the middle of the three-acre plot being split off from the County property, the Town of Stettler is also working with both properties to place a utility right-of-way in the affected area.