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CFD concerned with sour gas well and pipeline near southeast development
Published Thursday, September 27, 2012 4:56PM MDT
Last Updated Friday, September 28, 2012 4:27PM MDT
Mahogany is one of many new communities in southeast Calgary and while people are already living in new homes in phase one, phase two is under review.
Mahogany is located in the city’s southeast at the end of 52 St. south of Highway 22X.
New homes are still being built in phase one, while other homes in the phase have been occupied for nearly three years.
Work is starting up in the southeast portion of the community as earth movers are beginning to shape the next phase.
Before construction can begin on the homes, emergency responders need to review the plans of the new community.
The are is in close proximity to a sour gas well and pipeline and the Calgary Fire Department says it would like to see more roads in and out of the new phase.
“This is the normal process,” explains the City of Calgary's Acting Deputy Chief of Emergency Management Greg Solecki. “We're years away from the community getting much closer and working with the developer and its stakeholders to give them the information they need.”
The Calgary Emergency Management Agency says no existing houses in phase one of Mahogany are impacted by the plans for phase two.
Work has begun on a fire station in the neighbouring community of Seton that will help alleviate emergency response time concerns in the deep southeast.