|Preliminary plans for new subdivision|
of single detached homes at Fairview
|The plan doesn't differ much from the 2016 revision|
|Proposed park borders before demolition and purchase (2015)|
It's for a wedge that was largely the site of the old "crescent" of cottages, on a rise above Pringle Creek Community.
|This was Chamberlain Cottage in 2011 (now demolished)|
from Pringle Creek Community.
It shows some of the trees and 30-foot buffer area
that will be retained between the two developments.
|Larger lots with fewer houses|
The developer proposes to make most of the local streets fully public and to conform standards to current Public Works Design Standards.
|Mostly use public streets and public standards|
|So at the border with Pringle Creek Community,|
a public local street terminates in a cul-de-sac and
transitions to a private road in PCC.
|Very small "Local access only" and "no trespassing" sign|
One of the approval criteria on our code is that a plan "provides safe and convenient bicycle and pedestrian access." As code is written, with an emphasis on "from within the subdivision to adjacent residential areas and transit stops, and to neighborhood activity centers...," it appears to be conceived on a hub-spoke model, serving residents only as they leave home, travel outside of their neighborhood, and then return home. It is not written for non-residents and as part of a network for through travel on foot or on bike.
|For whom is "safe and convenient" operational?|
For through travel the current approach relies on collectors and arterials striped with bike lanes, and this approach has not caught up to any family-friendly, all-ages-and-abilities standard. That more accessible standard could make good use of the private road network, but that does not seem to be envisioned now.