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LETTER: Denial of Three Sisters Village ASPs will impact Canmore's housing market

Editor: In response to Canmore council's decision in denying the Three Sisters Village area structure plan, let's now take a look at some of the consequences of this decision on the community. There is a limited amount of land to develop and once that

Editor: 

In response to Canmore council's decision in denying the Three Sisters Village area structure plan, let's now take a look at some of the consequences of this decision on the community.

There is a limited amount of land to develop and once that is finished, there will be no need for tradespeople to stay. That means builders, plumbers, electricians, framers, drywallers and floorers will be leaving their community to look for work.

Businesses will close and residents from Canmore will now have to look to Calgary for these people. We should be happy when people come here and want to stay. Tourism is all this town has. With no new building projects and limited inventory, house prices will go up. Good luck finding low income housing and good luck as the property taxes will go up until perhaps even you cannot afford to stay here.

It's interesting how other projects seem to pass with very little issues, but this landowner has certainly been put through the ringer. It will be interesting to see how Canmore is in 10 years.

Debbie Bertrand,

Canmore