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Another townhouse proposal gets Delta council thumbs-up

Over 100 trees to be removed to make way for the development
The owners have volunteered to provide rain gardens, visitor bike parking spaces and the infrastructure necessary to accommodate electrical vehicle charging for two vehicles in each dwelling unit, whereas the zoning bylaw requires one space per unit. City of Delta report

Council this week gave preliminary approval for an application to develop a 31-unit townhouse complex in North Delta.

Located at 11805 89A Avenue, the development would be built on a vacant 55,000-square-foot lot.

The development would include five, three-storey townhouse buildings with two of the buildings oriented east-to-west and three of the buildings oriented north-to-south. The project would be accessed by a private road off 89A Avenue.

The building massing is articulated to reduce the apparent scale of the buildings, according to a planning department report.

The report also notes that a public hearing is not required for the rezoning application as the proposal is consistent with the Official Community Plan (OCP). The development would also be compatible with other recent multi-unit residential projects to the west of the site.

There are 101 trees on the property, all of which are proposed to be removed due to conflicts with the proposed driveways, building footprints and landscape design.

The report notes most of the existing trees are alder and cottonwood in poor condition and are not desirable species for retention. The owners would be required to plant replacement trees and provide cash-in-lieu of replacement trees in accordance with the city’s tree protection bylaw.