Russell Village could be the home of 400 + new families
During Russell Township Council’s last meeting, United Counties of Prescott and Russell (UCPR) presented a draft plan of subdivision application for Melanie Construction, which was followed by a public hearing, as procedures require.
A crowd of thirty-some listened carefully, as Sylvain Boudreault explained, last Monday August 14, the details pertaining to this new subdivision. Situated along North Russell Road, the property is located within the village limits of Russell, more specifically within the north-east quadrant of the village (Part of Lot 13 Concession 3, Township of Russell Village of Russell).
The UCPR Planning and Forestry Department has received an application for approval, of a draft plan of subdivision consisting of 427 residential units, spread out through 325 single detached dwellings, 34 semi-detached dwellings, 68 townhouses along with 4 commercial blocks and another one for a park. The affected land will be fully serviced by the municipal water and sewer system.
This public meeting is a requirement of the Planning Act and is being held to provide an opportunity for the public to voice their comments and concerns with regards to these proposed applications.
Among them, some concerned citizens raised the questions of traffic congestion – most homes now have two vehicles, the connectivity of the subdivision to a bike path, emergency vehicle and school bus access, as well as location of sidewalks.
Studies are also on the way in regards to the project and following the decision of the approval authorities (UCPR & Russell), there will be a 20-day appeal period, as prescribed by the Planning Act. Details and video are available through the Township of Russell’s website, and one can be notified of the decision by making a written request to the United Counties of Prescott and Russell.
Une assemblée publique avait lieu le lundi 14 août dernier, dans le but de présenter un plan préliminaire de lotissement, de la part de Mélanie Construction. Situé à l’intérieur des limites du village de Russell et composé de 427 unités d’habitations résidentielles, le plan prévoit plus spécifiquement 325 résidences unifamiliales, 34 jumelées, 68 maisons en rangées ainsi que 4 blocs commerciaux et un parc. Certains résidents, dont Marie-Claire Buchanan, ont exprimé des réserves quant à la sécurité et à l’accès limité des services d’urgence dans un modèle de quartier tel que présenté dans l’ébauche du plan de lotissement.