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Approved Delta housing projects now want to be bigger

The projects had already been approved but now even more housing units are sought
The new application for the Hunter Road property includes 68 residential units, including 34 rental units and 34 market units.

The City of Delta is holding a public information meeting this week on a revised condominium development application in Tsawwassen.

The session, taking place Wednesday, Jan. 31, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the South Delta Secondary cafeteria, will be an opportunity to provide feedback on the rental and market apartment building application for 1219 Hunter Rd.

The development includes a six-storey complex that would have 68 apartment units, including 34 rentals and 34 market units.

A previous application for a 40-unit, four-storey building was approved for the site in June 2022.

“The owner recently submitted a new application due to changing economic and housing need conditions,” according to the city.

An Official Community Plan (OCP) amendment is required due to several amendments to the Tsawwassen Area Plan, including the current allowable density and building height for the area.

North Delta development

It’s not the only already approved development application that has gone back to the city for a revised proposal asking for even more housing units.

The city also recently received a new application to build even more units at a lot at the corner of Scott Road and 75A Avenue in North Delta.

Also requiring an OCP amendment, that application now consists of 285 residential apartments in a six-storey building.

A 155 apartment and 10 townhouse development had already approved for the site, but the property has since been sold and the new owners have cancelled that plan.

Evergreen Lane

Meanwhile, the second phase of the already approved Evergreen Lane affordable housing project in Ladner could end up even bigger.

Members of the Affordable Housing Societies made a presentation to council last fall to discuss a revised proposal for the overall two-phase, 198-unit project, which received council’s final approval two years ago.

The first phase is now under construction and includes 130 housing units in a four-storey apartment building, located on the north portion of the site.

The approved second phase was for 68 family housing units in a 48-unit, four-storey apartment building and a 20-unit three-storey townhouse building on the south part of the site. Construction has not yet started on that second phase.

The new proposal for the second phase would increase the number of non-market rental units from 68 to 130, with an increase in height from four-to-six storeys for the apartment building. It would also require an OCP amendment.

The revision would see the Evergreen Lane project expand from an initial 198 units to 260 units.

“Economic and affordable housing need conditions have changed since the project was approved in July 2022 and there is currently an impetus from federal and provincial governments to have local governments respond to the acute national housing crisis," a report to council notes.