The developers of the Creeks say they are disappointed with Weyburn City Council's decision to reject an application for a care home in the subdivision.
Doug Rogers is president of Terra Developments, which is the development manager for the Creeks. He said he wishes the decision could have waited until the Creeks residents had all the information.
"I would have wished that the residents would have got all the information before making their decision and likewise I noted in the packages and submissions to council a number of residents did ask council to defer their decision and I think it would have been better for everyone involved if that decision could have been delayed for a week or two and so everyone could have got proper information and then a decision made," said Rogers.
He said the Terra Developments supported the development of the care home by Saskatchewan Housing Corporation in the Creeks. They have sold four lots to Sask Housing in the past year for care homes and Rogers said they fit into the neighbourhoods quite nicely.
"In the Creeks, we have architectural controls and whether it be a single family house or a personal care home it would look like a single family house," explained Rogers. "We have architectural requirements for a garage or a front-attached garage, and they would have to have a front attached garage. The only difference from a normal home, if I can say that, and this home is that there would be wheelchair ramps for accessibility purposes. Other than that it would look like any other home."
Some local residents upset with the decision to reject the care home application are planning a rally today to show their support of those living with disabilities.
You can read the official statement from Terra Developments here.
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