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Delta gathering feedback on 877-unit residential proposal

The proposed development includes four buildings ranging from six-to-32 storeys
A view of the proposed development from 120th Street looking southwest. City of Delta report

The City of Delta has begun gathering public feedback on a proposed major residential development on the Scott Road corridor.

The mixed-use high-rise development at the Delta Shoppers site at 8037 to 8087 Scott Road includes four buildings ranging from six- to-32 storeys with a total of 877 residential units, as well as 125,839-square feet of office space and 80,752-square-feet of commercial space.

The site has been designed so that a central plaza with public spaces would be formed between the podiums of the towers.

According to the city, the rezoning application is consistent with the Official Community Plan, so a public hearing is not required.

The city will be hosting four in-person information meetings to gather further feedback. The dates and locations are still to be confirmed.

Chris Andison, CEO of Value Property Group, at a presentation to council last November described the concept as “a city within a city” with tremendous opportunity.

Located between the Delta Rise residential tower and the Real Canadian Superstore, the site’s current designation is for a mix of uses including retail and office commercial, multiple-family residential, recreation, cultural, public and open space.

A group of residents at the Delta Rise tower have conveyed concerns including traffic impacts. The group also says the project doesn’t conform to the recommendations for the area put forward by the Mayor’s Housing Task Force for Scott Road.

A resident at a recent council meeting urged council to hold a public hearing on the application as well, ensuring that all residents of North Delta are notified of the development application and not just those residents in the immediate area of the proposed application.