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Banff development, building permit revenue expected to drop

Banff development, building permit revenue expected to drop

“We saw a tremendous amount of development and building activity during and post-COVID. We are anticipating that to slow somewhat over the next few years, so revenues are anticipated to drop.”
Expansion for previously-approved Canmore employee housing development

Expansion for previously-approved Canmore employee housing development

“I think it’s great to see dense employee housing developed in appropriate locations in town. We need that and it’s a social benefit. It’s great to see a diversity of units. … Hopefully, that will keep them affordable.”
Banff's cash-in-lieu rate potentially to see large increase

Banff's cash-in-lieu rate potentially to see large increase

“We’ve talked about this since I first got on council … We can wait another two years, but this is in front of us right now with a far more appropriate number. To move it for what will be $55,000 in 2024 to $241,000, so it reflects annual inflation, I think it’s critical."
Minor amendments made to Smith Creek, Three Sisters Village development plans

Minor amendments made to Smith Creek, Three Sisters Village development plans

A little more than a month after Canmore council adopted the Three Sisters Village and Smith Creek area structure plans, a series of amendments were made to the two plans.
LETTER: Concerned about liability with geotechnical hazards

LETTER: Concerned about liability with geotechnical hazards

LETTER: I believe the liability term required for development on the Three Sisters lands is hardly sufficient considering geotechnical hazards associated with past coal mining can and will occur over decades and centuries.
Canmore's historic Settler's Cabin redevelopment approved by planning commission

Canmore's historic Settler's Cabin redevelopment approved by planning commission

“It’s very much meant to look like a building a mining town. We wanted to keep the historical reference back to the mining portion. We weren’t looking to treat this as a building in a tourist town.”
Greater density options aim to create more Banff housing units

Greater density options aim to create more Banff housing units

“Density will continue to be an essential tool for helping us achieve our shortfall of 700-1,000 homes. We’ve seen a 10 per cent increase to our housing stock in the last decade and that’s attributable to making density more permissible in our community. We know that this works and it helps us build more housing.”
LETTER: 'Use of public lands for private gain' a concern

LETTER: 'Use of public lands for private gain' a concern

LETTER: Our town and national park face a huge decision about Liricon’s proposal for the railway lands.
Canmore water, wastewater rates likely to increase for 2024

Canmore water, wastewater rates likely to increase for 2024

“It’s a double-edged sword. Yes, we’re looking at a very high cost in order to deliver this service to our community, which is affected by our past decisions and regulatory changes, but ultimately it means as a community we’re cleaning up our mess and not making it someone else’s problem downstream.”
Trade-offs made for soon-to-be Canmore purpose-built rental property

Trade-offs made for soon-to-be Canmore purpose-built rental property

“This is the developer getting some of what they want or 75 per cent of what they want and it shows we’re working with our developers but also being responsible to our residents.”
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