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Some residents in the south Edmonton neighbourhood of Keheewin are worried about traffic and children’s safety if a proposed affordable housing development is approved for their area.

The city is planning to build up to 182 housing units on an empty site next to Keheewin School, an elementary school at 1910 105th Street. The field next to the school was once intended for a junior high but was declared surplus in 2009.

More than 100 people showed up at a public meeting Tuesday evening organized by the community.