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Delta throwback: Ladner Village 1969

Changes have been gradual and limited throughout the decades, but the city intends to change that moving forward
An aerial view of Ladner Village.

Let’s take a look at the way Ladner Village looked back in the summer of 1969.

Looking south, Elliott Street runs diagonally across the picture with Westminster Avenue and Ladner Trunk roads running across left to right. The Surrey Co-op building is behind and the Ladner Hotel is across the street from the Municipal Hall building, which was about to be home to the city’s new museum.

Fast forward to 2023 and plans are underway for Ladner Village to be able to accommodate anticipated future growth.

The City of Delta issued a request for proposals for an engineering consultant to conduct roadway concept planning and a utilities analysis to accommodate redevelopment now permitted under a new Official Community Plan (OCP) for the area.

The new zoning increased population densities within the area by allowing more high-level, mixed-use buildings, the city notes.

The city’s planned redevelopment is part of the Ladner Village Revitalization Project, aimed at enhancing housing, business, recreational and transportation aspects within the area. In 2019, council formed the Ladner Village Renewal Advisory Committee to come up with recommendations, which eventually helped form the new OCP.

The revitalization of Ladner Village consists of two initiatives: the Ladner Waterfront Redevelopment Strategy and the Ladner Village Official Community Plan (OCP) update.