It’s a corner set to have one of the City of Delta’s highest residential densities.
The properties at Scott Road and 70th Avenue, adjacent to Scottsdale Mall, includes a major development application to be submitted this year for one and another already submitted for another project, while a condominium complex is now under construction next door.
The 182-unit Scott & Nicholson complex at 6950 Nicholson Rd., facing Scott Road, is well underway where a strip mall was located.
Once completed, that development will comprise two buildings with one and two-bedroom units, while the project also includes six townhomes.
The city last fall also received an application for a new six-storey mixed-used development next door on a vacant lot along Scott Road, fronting the former North Delta Inn site.
That development application, if approved, would see 84 condominiums on the lot, which once was home to a gas station.
A planning department report notes the property has an Official Community Plan (OCP) designation intended for multiple-family residential as the primary use and retail and office commercial, recreation, cultural, public and open space as secondary uses, although commercial use is optional.
Meanwhile, a new development plan is being pitched for the North Delta Inn property.
The owners of that property have submitted preliminary plans for a proposed mixed-use development, a proposal that was discussed at a recent council workshop.
That application would include three, six-storey buildings with a total of 243 residential units as well as 11,712 square-feet of ground level commercial space.
The owners are to further revise the plans and are required to hold a public information meeting by May 30.
A complete development application has to be submitted to the city by Sept. 30.
The owners would be allowed to continue having their temporary licence for a liquor store at the site until 2022.
The Mayor's Housing Task Force for Scott Road identified that area of Scott Road as mainly residential, up to a maximum of six storeys with some neighbourhood commercial opportunities.
A new planning department report to council outlined a public consultation process which is to be undertaken to update North Delta’s OCP based on the task force’s recommendations.