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City of Delta considering second high-rise tower

Revised high-rise plan now out for public comment
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Some of the site considerations when it comes to appropriate densities, heights and parking includes the relation to the future R6 Scott Road RapidBus route, according to planning staff.

A proposal to build a second high-rise residential tower in the City of Delta is winding its way through the application process.

The Climate Action Community Livability Advisory Committee and the Parks, Recreation and Culture Commission recently held a joint meeting to hear a presentation by the proponents and ask questions about the plan to build a 29-storey, mixed-use development in the 9300-block of Scott Road and 11000 block of 93A Avenue.

The 314-unit residential and commercial development would comprise the residential tower with ground floor commercial space, a daycare as well as a five-storey rental building.

Vehicle access to the site and the underground parking would be from 93A Avenue.

The proposal is for one bedroom studio and two bedroom apartments for the tower and the rental building.

The rooftop amenities on both buildings are to provide opportunities for residents to have additional green space, meeting and seating areas and would feature, among other things, a community garden.

Planning staff noted the development incorporates the broader Townline Neighbourhood vision, which includes a pedestrian network and greenway for 119B Street.

Discussions are also ongoing between Delta and Surrey staff regarding the future RapidBus planned along the Scott Road corridor, but bus stop locations have yet to be determined.

Staff also noted Surrey is not as far along as Delta in their land use planning on the Surrey side of Scott Road.

With the increase of density resulting from the development, concerns regarding the negative impacts on the livability to the neighbouring residents was raised, according to staff.

Committee members suggested mitigation should extend further throughout the neighbourhood, including contributions to public amenities such as libraries, trail systems and green spaces.

The application has also been presented to the Advisory Design Panel and the Mayors Community Investment Standing Committee.

The application will also be presented to the Mobility and Accessibility Committee and the Mayor's Youth Council.

Delta sent a notice to all North Delta residents seeking comments on the application by Penmat Mana JV [Delta] Ltd., which could undergo further changes before eventually going to council with a staff recommendation.

The application is consistent with the North Delta Area Plan and had been revised in response to the recommendations and directions from the Townline Special Development Area Concept Plan and the Mayor's Housing Task Force for Scott Road.

Council recently received a petition by area residents opposed to the project.