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LRT plan has co-op worried

Residents of the Cameron Avenue Housing Cooperative are concerned that their homes could be in danger because of the proposed southeast LRT line.

Residents of the Cameron Avenue Housing Cooperative are concerned that their homes could be in danger because of the proposed southeast LRT line.

Plans have the line running under 95 Street, below the co-op, which has been home to 14 low-income families for five years.

“We’re not opposed to the LRT expansion,” said Gilbert Da Silva, co-op president. “But they’re not moving forward in a really healthy, safe way.”

Residents are concerned with how well the building, built in the 1970s at 95 Street and 100 Avenue, will stand up to the construction.

Some are even concerned about possible expropriation.

“Until they do the structural analysis, they don’t know whether or not this building is going to have to go down or not,” said Bill Moore-Kilgannon, president of the Riverdale Community League.

The community league has written a letter to mayor and council, asking for a structural engineering analysis to be undertaken prior to the plan getting final approval.

City transportation officials will attend a meeting at the Riverdale Community League (9231–100 Ave.) tonight at 7 p.m.

“We should have been directly contacted because it influences us so directly,” said resident Elena Shawl.

 
 
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