Community concerned by density
Wednesday, Aug 13, 2014 06:00 am
Regarding Habitat for Humanity one year anniversary, as a member of the Akinsdale community and someone who was involved in all of the discussions leading up to the build, I think that I can say that most of us were never against having “poor people” moving to our community. It's not like Akinsdale is filled with $700,000 homes. Most of us live in entry level housing.
Our primary concern was the number of units that were going to be put into that space. When I addressed city council, I spoke on the importance of making these units real homes for families.
Families with children have toys, bikes, swimming pools, scooters, etc.
One of our concerns was that these families would not have enough space if more then 34 units were built. It is evident when I walk by Aurora Place that these families need storage sheds to help manage their belongings.
The other night I picked two bicycles up from the road and put them back on the grass. These families need a place to store their belongings. The yards need to be finished and fenced so that the kids have a place to play other than the parking lot.
Keri McEachern, St. Albert