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New high-density housing proposal pitched for controversial Delta site

The proposal involves the consolidation and redevelopment of properties at 119A Street as well as 120 Street to build 165 housing units.
new 75A Avenue & Scott Road housing proposal, North Delta
The latest development application at the corner of 75A Avenue at Scott Road.

The City of Delta is gathering public feedback on new a high-density housing development at the site of a previous controversial high-rise proposal in North Delta.

Residents have until May 13 to give the planning department input on the application by Hari Homes to develop the vacant property at the corner of Scott Road and 75A Avenue.

The project includes 155 units in two, six-storey apartment buildings, 10 units in two, three-storey townhouse buildings and a two-storey private amenity building.

The residential units would be a mix of one, two and three-bedroom units ranging from just over 500 square feet to 1,477 square feet.

Access to the underground parking is proposed from a lane on the north side of the site.

When preliminary information on the plan to develop the site was presented to council last fall, planning staff were told to tell the applicant to come back with a revised design.

In 2019, the majority of council voted to reject an application to build a 35-storey high-rise with 329 units, as well as six townhouses, on the site.

Following the defeat of that application, Mayor George Harvie announced he would form a special task force to come up with recommendations for future development along the Scott Road corridor.

The goal was to provide a level of certainty for residents as well as developers.

Submitting its final report earlier this year, the task force looked at a broad range of housing forms, ranging from low-rise to high-rise buildings, and a mix of market, rental and affordable housing.

The final report outlines a new concept that breaks the corridor into three main districts, composed of six walkable, mixed-use neighbourhoods.

The city is also beginning the process of revisiting North Delta’s Official Community Plan, which was one of the recommendations from the Mayor's Housing Task Force for Scott Road.

The work of the task force is also to be combined with the city’s new housing action plan that is to be finalized in the coming months.

Planning staff will also review incentives currently available under the Scott Road Revitalization Bylaw and, if warranted, will bring forward amendments for council's consideration.

Residents can email [email protected] or call the community planning and development department at 604-946-3380 for more information about the latest development application at 75A Avenue and Scott Road.