The District of Summerland has confirmed a formal public hearing date for the deeply controversial Bank Crescent seniors development.
The hearing will take place Feb. 5 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. and 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the Arena Banquet Room in Summerland.
Mayor Peter Waterman says everyone that wants a chance to speak will be able to. Should the hearing run out of time, it will be adjourned to a later date.
The Lark Group is proposing to build a 415-unit seniors living complex consisting of 256 market housing, 107 independent living and 52 memory care units.
It would add about 1,000 people to the community and generate $429,000 in annual net income for the municipality, the equivalent of a 5.7 per cent property tax increase.
Opponents of the $94M project — and there are many — are concerned about the sheer size of the development and its impact on the nearby fish hatchery’s water source.
More than 2,200 residents have signed a petition against the plan.
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