City Council’s public hearing started at 1:30 p.m. on September 11. Council raised concerns early about there being insufficient time to address Regency Developments’ application because 45 people registered to speak to the proposal. These presentations could have taken up to 7 hours. Sixteen people registered to speak in support of the proposal and 29 against.
The Holyrood Gardens proposal, the last item on the agenda, came forward near the close of the meeting at 9:30 p.m. Council extended the meeting and eventually voted to delay the public hearing until November. Council also voted to allow developers to work with city administrators to address water and sewer connections issues that must be completed before the LRT comes through.
Below are a few stories from media covering the evening:
Edmonton city council runs out of time for 1,200-unit Holyrood apartment debate, Global News, September 12, 2017.
Public hearing into Holyrood development delayed until November, Edmonton Journal, September 12, 2017.
Edmonton city councillor seeks postponement of Holyrood Gardens, Global News, September 11, 2017.
Holyrood development decision delayed until after Edmonton city election, CBC News, September 11, 2017.