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New care facility proposed for Ladner's Arthur Drive

The main building’s design would be modern in nature and rectangular in shape
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The City of Delta’s planning department notes that while an OCP amendment or rezoning is not required for the application, council has discretion when it comes to a heritage alteration permit and development variance permit.

The City of Delta has received a development application to construct a 61-bed community care facility on Arthur Drive in Ladner.

Still in its early stages and requiring community feedback, the application from D&H Sandhu Enterprises Inc., on behalf of land owner Landcraft Development Group, proposes a facility at 4501 Arthur Dr., where the historic Westholme Residence is currently located.

It would comprise of a new main three-storey building with one level of under-building parking.

The heritage house would be located closer to Arthur Drive and would be fully restored to be used as part of the proposed care facility.

A report from the planning department notes the main building of the facility would contain both an indoor common amenity area and outdoor common amenity areas located at-grade and on the rooftop.

The proposal includes four studio units, 53 one-bedroom units as well as four two-bedroom units.

The owner is currently exploring potential operators for the proposed care facility and has identified three potential management firms.

This same site was the subject of a previous subdivision application to accommodate the heritage house as well as seven single-detached bare land strata lots and common property for driveway access off Arthur Drive.

That application received third reading in Nov. 21, 2017 but did not proceed further.

The application was subsequently abandoned when the property was sold to the new owner in 2019.