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WHAT WE ARE DOING
Protecting Bearspaw is building community opposition to the Ascension development project in our community. Visit https://protectingbearspaw.org/ to learn more.
WHO WE ARE
Protecting Bearspaw is made up of residents and families of the Bearspaw community, comprising of Blueridge, Watermark, Bearspaw Village, Lynx Ridge, Church Ranches, and Glenbow Ranches. We are a community banded together with like-minded principles, standards, and values based on the special character of country-style living in Bearspaw.
WHY WE ARE FUNDRAISING
We need money to pay for campaign expenses like web design, printing, digital advertising, lawyers, etc.
10 AREAS OF CONCERN WITH THE ASCENSION PROJECT
Protecting Bearspaw is deeply concerned with the huge impacts of the proposed Ascension project on our communities. Learn more about our 10 areas of concern with this project below.
1) 800+ HIGH-DENSITY RESIDENTIAL HOMES
There is no need for high density homes as proposed with the Ascension Conceptual Scheme Proposal and the logical extension is to maintain the community and area character such as Blueridge and Watermark lot sizes.
2) EVEN MORE OVERCROWDED SCHOOLS!
The developer must provide financial support for the expansion of the Bearspaw School or build a new school.
3) UNNEEDED RETAIL SPACE 130% BIGGER THAN MARKET MALL!
5500 parking stalls, 1.3 million square feet and 300 stores. 24 hr traffic, noise, etc.
4) ENDLESS CONSTRUCTION!
Expect construction activities to continue for several years that further impact the community. Noise, dust, traffic, congestion, and safety are all risks that come with large-scale construction activity in a local and family oriented community.
5) COMMUNITY SAFETY ISSUES
The proposed expansion of Blueridge Rise Road will be a major safety concern for the nearby communities and require efficient traffic flows for emergency services such as ambulance, fire and police.
6) WILDLIFE AND GREEN SPACE IMPACTS!
We are strongly opposed to the current Conceptual Scheme Proposal and proposal for land use redesignation for this land as it will impact not only our community, our quality of life, our safety, our function of our property, our accessibility to our homes but also to the wildlife and local habitat.
7) MAJOR TRAFFIC CIRCLES AND ENDLESS TRAFFIC
There should be absolutely NO ACCESS to Ascension area and from Blueridge Rise Road or Bearspaw Road nor expansion of Blueridge Rise Road or Bearspaw Road
8) AIR, NOISE AND LIGHT POLLUTION
Substantial increases to traffic and activity levels all contribute to added noise, light and air pollution. The degraded environmental quality specifically from traffic congestion and emissions, will cause long-term, harmful impacts, which are mostly irreversible, causing damage to surrounding communities, people, and growing children.
9) SEWAGE TRUCKS FROM WATERMARK 5X DAILY
More information and details are required for the proposed water supply plan, wastewater directive and treatment plan, as well as the area watershed plan. This information will have a significant impact on area communities.
10) COUNTY RESIDENTIAL LIVING GONE!
As this land is within Rocky View County and not the City of Calgary, we would like to have continuity and harmonious community area development that is inline with country residential properties.