Whitehorse’s city council approved the rezoning of an area that has been earmarked for a large residential development. The zoning amendment for the Range Point Joint Master Plan was given second and third reading at council’s Nov. 27 meeting.
Planning of the development, which has been underway for years, was undertaken jointly by the city and the Kwanlin Dün First Nation (KDFN). The proposed location is north of the Northland mobile home park along Range Road. The plan calls for about 390 residential units with a variety of layouts, detached houses, duplexes, townhouses and apartments. A centrally-located park is also in the plan and public engagement showed interest in the inclusion of local Indigenous symbols among other elements.
One parcel of land to be used for the developments is owned by KDFN and the other belongs to the territorial government.
Construction of the residences is expected to take three years.