Parkland versus housing

People are gearing up to fight another effort by the city to sell off some parkland in the north end for development, according to CBC.

Part of the city’s growth strategy released by Mayor Don Darling this week included Tucker Park and land along Sandy Point Road. That tract was rezoned by council in 2011 to allow for a housing development…but the city backed down in the face of fierce opposition from residents.

Mayor Darling acknowledged the public protests back then, but says the city needs to grow so Sandy Point is back on the agenda.