It’s been unused for many years but redevelopment could be on the horizon.
A for sale sign has gone up for a prominent property facing Ladner Harbour, located at 4911 and 4915 Chisholm St., described by Jones Lang LaSalle Real Estate Services a 6,967-square-foot development opportunity.
Consisting of two legal lots, it’s listed for $3.5 million.
The real estate firm notes the city’s designation for the property is intended for one or more of the following uses: pedestrian orientated retail commercial, recreation, public, service commercial, and marine orientated light industrial.
The listing also notes office and residential uses may be permitted above the ground floor to a maximum height of 40-feet.
“The City of Delta is supportive of a redevelopment of Chisholm Street and is generally open to a variety of concepts, provided they meet the intent of the OCP,” the listing states.
Delta council last year endorsed the final report by the Ladner Village Renewal Advisory Committee (https://delta.civicweb.net/filepro/document/195124/F01%20Ladner%20Village%20Renewal%20Advisory%20Committee%20Final%20Report.pdf
It contained a series of recommendations aimed at encouraging redevelopment in the area, which could pave the way for a major facelift for Chisholm Street.
Council recently approved a contract for a consultant team to help shape the Ladner Waterfront Public Lands Development Strategy and Chisholm Street Reconfiguration project, a site redevelopment strategy and concept for the revitalization of Delta-owned lands along the waterfront.
As far as the real estate listing for the privately owned parcels, it’s not clear what would become of the vine-covered unoccupied historic building at the site, for a lengthy period occupied by the first Massey’s Machine Shop.
The waterfront site is where the dock for the Ladner-Woodwards Landing ferry between Ladner and Richmond was located.
The landing was moved to Ferry Road in the early 1930s.
Ferry service between Richmond and Delta ceased when the Deas Island Tunnel opened in 1959