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City of Calgary to close Midfield Mobile Home Park
Michael Franklin, CTV Calgary
Published Tuesday, May 27, 2014 11:13AM MDT
Last Updated Tuesday, May 27, 2014 6:39PM MDT
Residents at a mobile home park in northeast Calgary have been told by the city that they’ll need to find another place to live.
City officials notified the tenants of Midfield Mobile Home Park, located at 954 16 Avenue N.E., by letter that they would need to leave by September 30, 2017.
The decision comes because the water and sewer lines in the community are over 40 years old and have already reached the end of their life cycle.
Midfield consists of 173 homes.
Mayor Naheed Nenshi says that residents in the park will be given a package to help ease the transition.
“We know it’s never easy to go through change like this,” he said in a release. “But we will make sure that the City provides the services and support tenants need.”
As part of the package, the City is offering $10,000 towards the cost of moving mobile homes, as well as an additional $10,000 lump sum payment.
Counselling services are also being provided by Homewood Human Solutions.
Officials also told the residents of Midfield that they would not be pursuing a new mobile home park at 800 84 Street N.E.
They say that a review of the East Hills Estates project showed that it was no longer financially viable.