The White City Emerald Park Business Association shared several concerns with RM of Edenwold staff regarding the proposed development of the Municipal District of Edenwold at the association’s monthly meeting Nov. 10.
Keith Comstock, a public policy consultant from the University of Regina, first spoke on behalf of the RM, providing an overview of the process and implications of the ongoing amalgamation talks between the Village of Edenwold and the RM, which would create the province’s first Municipal District. In particular, Comstock spoke to goals of improved service delivery, better utilization of resources and opportunities for economic growth under a new governance structure.
However, several members of the White City/ Emerald Park Business Association expressed concern that the restructuring will actually have the opposite effect.
Jennifer Taylor, a senior planner with Regina firm Associated Engineering addressed the White City Emerald Park Business Association at its monthly meeting Nov. 10 regarding the Emerald Park Sector Plan.
The sector plan was an initiative brought forward by the RM of Edenwold in July 2021. The project is intended to map out the land use, integration, infrastructure, utilities and transportation needed in the lesser and undeveloped areas south of Highway 1 and east of Range Road 2185. Associated Engineering was hired by the RM to prepare the sector plan and offer guidance on the development of the area.
A public survey on the matter closed Oct. 24, and last week the business association was asked for further feedback on the requirements, concerns and improvements that they saw to be necessary for this plan.