Let’s head back in time and check out what Scott Road past the 9300-block on the Delta side looked like back in the 1970s.
The area now looks pretty much like it did back then but is within the designated Townline Node, which the city is hoping will undergo a radical transformation.
A photo showing the Kennedy Place shopping area with Surdel Seafoods Ltd., Royal Oak Pizza, Steak & Lobster House, Michelin, Scotiabank and other businesses
A planning process is underway to come up with a new vision to encourage redevelopment, changing the area from industrial and service uses to a residential neighbourhood with mixed-use buildings along Scott Road.
It’s anticipated that the plan will accommodate up to 2,200 new residential units with a range of heights, but predominantly six storeys with a few high-rises.
Development scenarios are being considered for the Townline Node
A consultant’s report notes that development interest in Townline has been historically low, even though the area has been designated as a special development area where redevelopment and revitalization are encouraged.
Following further consultation, the neighbourhood plan will be refined and a final report provided to council.