Tranquille plan heads for public hearing
A land-use plan for a major housing development proposed at the site of the former Tranquille sanatorium is headed to public hearing.
Kamloops city council agreed at its May 15 meeting to send an updated neighbourhood plan for the up-to 2,000-unit development to the public.
Staff will also send it to nearby First Nations and the Thompson-Nicola Regional District for consultation.
The plan includes a working farm, boat launch and park, but nixes an 18-hole golf course.
City planning and development manager Randy Lambright said the idea is to make the neighbourhood a sustainable community that won’t require residents to make trips into the rest of the city.
Coun. Pat Wallace said she liked what she’s seen of the project.
“That area had fallen virtually to rack and ruin until this developer stepped up,” she said.