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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 14, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta HAWAII Depart Calgary Dec. 20, Return Jan. 4 Air Fare (Plus S3 Exchange) Limited Seals Available Call ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL Centre Village Mall Phone 328-3201 The Lethkldge Herald SECOND SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Tuesday, November 14, 1972 PAGES 13 TO 28 What'. On South Alberta Form and Rural Scene? Find Out In The Herald's Next "CHINOOK" INCLUDED WITH TODAY'S ISSUE OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD A new way of living catches on 'A park-like setting along the backyards' By RICHARD BURKE Herald Slaff Writer "An anachronism and a waste, a public nuisance, an eyesore and an unmerited ex- travagance." That's the Oldman River Regional Planing Commis- sion's description of back lanes. The solution (and strong rcc- ommer.da'iicns) abolish them. The advice was made in 1960 when the Lethbridge General Plan was introduced. Since then, it has largely been ignored. And only recent- ly has there been a move to- ward creating lanelcss subdivi- sions in the city. Radbum Plan In the southeastern corner ol the city, a small area includ- ing four cul-de-sacs (turn- around streets) was set aside to try what is palled the Rad- burn Plan, with no lanes and the houses reversed on their lots. A similar plan has been approved For the first subdivi- sion in West Lethbridgc. And one local developer will incor- porate the idea into a subdivi- sion in northeast Le'.hbridge. The principle is basically pro- people, promoting social inter- course by its very design. What is traditionally thought of as the rear of the house takes on more importance. No longer is it a mere service entrance catering to the automobile and masked by high fences and garages. In- stead, it is the centre of fam- ily or inter-family activity. What is traditionally thought of as the front of the house takes on the role of the ser- vice entrance in such a devel- opment. ART DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC Schwartz Bldg. 222 5th St. S. Phono 328-4095 LEROY'S PLUMBING GASFITTING SERVICE WORK NEW INSTALLATIONS PHONE 328-8403 The new system is becoming common in most other parts of North America and in Europe, Lawrence Smith, executive di- rector of the ORRPC says. Eut Here, it hasn't come easy, as in other places in Western Canada, the builders and home owners have tradi- tionally accepted the idea of having back lanes for increased space between houses and for u second access to their prop- erty, Mr. Smith says. But he believes the disadvantages of lanes far outweigh the few ad- vantages. In a traditional residential block, nearly 10 per cent of the property is taken up with lanes. Wasted, according to Mr. Smith. City bylaws give the home- owners the responsibility of keeping up the part of the lane which is behind their properly, except for grading and gravel- ling. But that responsibility is seldom taken seriously and a "general untidiness and neglect of the lanes" is the result, Smith says. Huron Place Huron Place in Lethbridge is built according to the pro-peo- ple design. Residents there have, for the most part, moved in during tho past year. And most haven't missed a back lane one bit. Dorothy Kent and family have lived in various cities across Canada and this is the first experience without a lane behind their house. "Anywhere they've had lanes, there has been a maintenance Mrs. Kent says. On Huron Place, there isn't the "filth of the alleys." All of the houses on Huron Place have patios and living rooms which face what is tra- ditionally the back of the house. "The esthetic aspect is terri- says Mrs. Robert Howell. Without fences, there is a "park-like setting along the backyards. "When you're used to high fences, your initial reaction here is one of awkwardness, but that soon goes Mrs. Howell adds. The neighbors all agreed VIEW FROM FRONT resident Bob Howell empties trash. Ervin Photos when they bought their houses that no fences would be put up. Small fences around patios, for children's play areas, are the exception. Evelyn Gommcringcr likes the idea of no lanes, but sees some problems. People .with boats or trailers have no ac- cess to their backyards for stor- age. The Gommeringers use [heir garage to store a boat. The car stays out in the cold. Parking can be a nuisance as well, Mrs. Gommeringer says, particularly if one person on the block has a party. Safe Rose McNab prefers their subdivision to others because there is no lane. 'It is an ideal throughway for vehicles, she says. Huron Place. But, some of the lots in the new subdivision are not big enough to leave out Mrs. McNab agrees fences would spoil the looks of the sub-1 lanes, Mr. Bicker ion feels, division. i The only person The Herald I talked to who was more against the subdivision than for it still i liked the laneless concept. I The plans Marie Schuhmann also likes bridge are No change privacy and can't find enough of it on Huron Place. "The houses are too close she says. The same observation comes from Keith Bickerton, general manager of the local Engineer- ed Homes Ltd. office, the devel- opers of Huron Place. "The lots (on Huron Place) for West Leth- unlikely to be changed, however, Lawrence Smith says. The houses can be designed to fit the plan and the lots, he says. The city, in fact, will hire a Calgary architect to come up with some new house designs for the lots. Part of the agreement with the architect is to help local place for young with some problems for contractors, the open space and lack of! are loo small for that type of builders in the transitior from Mr. Bickovto.i! working with lancd subdivi- says. "It's a good type of sub- sions to laneless ones, division if the lots are bigger." Engineered Homes, for one, The sub-d i v i s i o n Featuring slcrco radio, Dual 1211 autcnialic clianger and six iCOQ QC ipoakcr sound system ACTIVE TV SERVICE 1238 -3rd Ave. South Phone 327-5020 (OPEN THURS. FRI. TILl 9 P.M.) -reated j will not take on any of the city's designs, .Air. Bickerton ?aid. Both the front and the hack of The company has enough of its (he houses face an open area, cither the street or the back- yard open space, and they have to be equally attractive, Mr. Bickerton feels. One problem, that of garbage collection, was solved by build- ing small, unobtrusive brick garbage containers at the front of most houses. Mr. Bickerton suggests an ideal subdivision have a mix ol lancd ar.d laneless blocks. A new area in northeast Lr-lh- bridge, being developed by En- gineered Homes, will have such n mix. Plans (or the first phase of j development for West Lelh- bridgc call for only laneless streets generally resembling own qualified designers and architects, he added. Koine of the other houscbuild- crs are r.C. worried about the lanoless concept designs as with the possibility the cily will dictate to them what they must in Wesl Lelhbridgc, Mr. Ilickcrton pnid. West Lelhbridgc is progress- slowly. It needs a bridge, shopping facilities, and mortgage arrangements must bo worked out. When the "new town" across I hi- river docs proceed, it will have no lanes. If the survey of residents on Huron Place is an indication, that aspect of West Lethbridge, at least, will be ac- cepted. Zoning battle may go another round North side residents, who lefl city hall last week thinking they had won their case agains rezoning land near their prop- erty, may learn otherwise nex Monday. City council called a specia meeting Monday to reconsidei the rezoning bylaw but tablec the matter for one week tc "give the people a chance t watch council change its mind." That might not happen. Coun cil must first decide if the by law should be reconsiderec and then whether a public hear ing should be re-opened. The land proposed for rezon ing is in two locations: at 20t St. and 18th Ave. N. and at 2Srt St. and 14th Ave. N. Developers want to build semi-detached houses on both pieces of prop erty but some residents in th area protested, saying the! property values would de- crease. Alderman Vaughan Hem broff said council is "leaving it self open to a lot of public crit icism" if the decision is re- versed to allow the reaming. Store closer An agreement between the city and Canada Safewa; Stores Ltd. was approved by city council Monday, moving development of a supermarke on the Hull Block property step closer. The city will sell a lane to Safeway for The lane splits the block, separating land which will be owned by two dif ferent companies. The eastern half of the block will be bought by Safeway ani the western half leased for 20 years from Marathon Realty The property is located on 3r< Ave. S. between 7th and 8th St Council voted five to one in fa- vor of the agreement. Aid, Vaughan Hembroff was op- ed. Aid. Vera Ferguson Aid. Steve Kotch and Aid. Chick CMchester were not at the meeting. Aid. Hembroff said, "There is no advantage to putting a gro- cery store on that beautifu piece of property. It won't do a thing for the downtown area. 'I would like to think the land would be available in the fu- ture for a better he said. When the city sold the land, a condition was that a hotel would be built on it. Several attempts tiave been made to develop a lotel on the site, but all have failed. Aid. Cam Barnes suggested it is time there was some action on the property. A majority of council agreed. Details of the plans should be available in about a month, A. G. Anselmo of Canada Safe- way told The Herald earEer. Lethbridge Rotarlans lour colony An introduction to communal living was given the Lethbridge iotary Club Monday. The club lad its weekly luncheon and neeting at the Wilson Hutterite Colony. Following the lunch the head of the colony, Rev. John Wurz, and others conducted the club members through the modem kitchen facilities, the milking parlor, the hog and chicken buildings, and the residential quarters. A total of 84 persons live on the colony. CUFF BLACK, Certified Dental Mtthan BLACK DENTAL MEDICAL DENTAL BIDS. lower Level PHONE 327-2822 "If I were those people, I would be suing the city right down to its socks if the deci- sion is Aid. Hembroff said. Aid. Cam Barnes is in favor of reconsidering the bylaw because "some of the aldermen didn't properly understand the problem." He said the protest- ing residents agreed to a semi- detached housing development. "They only made a choice be- tween two bad Aid. Hembroff said. "It's lika asking a person if he wants one hand or two hands cut off. If he has to make a choice, he will naturally choose one hand." The reference was to the choice the people were given between seeing apartment b u i 1 d i n gs or semi-detached houses go up on the land. Worth critics are 'unfair' The Worth Commission He- port apparently has little direct implication for the exceptional child. Leonard Haney, a member of the Worth Commission, made only passing reference to ex- ceptional children when he ad- dressed the Southern Alberta Council for Exceptional Chil- dren in Lethbridge Monday night. The topic of the meeting was the "Implications of the Worth Report for the Exceptional Child." But Mr. Haney spent most of his time defending the Worth Report against a growing wave of criticism. "It has been criticized for wanting to do something for so- ciety he said. "Some of the criticism has been un- fair and out of context with the report." He did make mention of one exceptional child, a 14-year-old who is taking computer science at the University of Alberta. Mr. Haney described the stu- dent as "unfortunate" because he has missed his childhood. Mr. Haney told the meeting of educators that it is not possible to pick out a section of the Worth Report and know what the entire report says about a specific topic. "You can't read a few pages and know what the report says about the exceptional he said. "You need an overview of the report to get an idea of its philosophy." In answer to a comment that tire report says retarded people may become the first true lei- sure class in society, Mr. Haney ssid he can't agree that we should aim only at teaching the retarded to use leisure time. "I feel we must add whatever we can to a person's said Mr. Haney. Teachers will confer on report The Alberta Teachers Assocl- aation has organized three regional conferences within the next month to deal with certain aspects of the Worth Report. The conferences will be held in Edmonton, Grande Prairie and Red Deer on Nov. 27, Dec. 2 and Dec. 7 respectively. The theme of the conferences is "Administration After The Worth Report." Indian editor to address Thursday meet Caen Ely, editor of the native newspaper, the Kainai News, will speak on Indian education at the Thursday noon meeting of the Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs in Sven Erick- sen's Family Restaurant. Mrs. Ely, the granddaughter of the late Senator James Glad- stone, will be the first woman .0 speak at a meeting of the council. Marilyn Anderson, broadcast- er and free lance writer, will be chairman of the meeting. The public is invited to at- :end. Entertaining Season Special! AMBER STEMWARE Wines Footed Sherbets Seafood Cocktail Regular 1.98 each SPECIAL, Cj flQ EACH Call China 327-5767 DOWNTOWN fSHEBACKEI INTO A POLICE CAR? TO AVOID unnecessary driving and parking we wilt call for and de liver your medical pre tcriptions. Just phone 327-3555 for prescrip- tion delivery. "WHERE SALES ARE BACKED BY SERVICE' 614 3rd Ave. South Free Delivery McCREADY-BAINES MAKE NO MISTAKE Tho Name You Know Bui The Address Is Now 1224 3rd AVE. SOUTH, OPPOSITE THE ELKS CLUB QUESTION How can a business buy at wholesale and sell at wholesale? ANSWER He can't! Jerru Jtyland ltd. If you licivo not been able lo find anyone stocking th c Kodak Pockot Instcimatic hnvo them in stock. 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