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New look on horizon for Ladner corner

What type of development do you want to see at the corner of 47A Avenue and Delta Street?
Delta redevelopments Building demolition
The old two-storey building went down on Saturday.

An old eyesore in Ladner has been torn down.

Clearly having seen better days, the office building at 5007 47A Ave. came down on Saturday, Aug. 27, but it’s not clear at this point what new structure will be built on the corner lot.

The city issued a demolition permit this summer for the two-storey building, which has ample parking and is located in a comprehensive development zone.

According to the community planning and development department, nothing has been approved as far as a new building.

The owner has engaged a local architect to explore options to rebuild on the property and to advance pre-application discussions with the city.

The property is located just outside the designated area that comprises the new Ladner Village Official Community Plan.

According to a city report earlier this year on Delta’s building permit and land development statistics, the number of inquiries handled by application centre staff substantially increased again in 2021, and have more than doubled since 2019.

In 2021, the number of land development applications increased 20 per cent.

Proposals also continued to be of a more complex nature such as multi-unit, mixed-use and industrial.

As far as the latest monthly statistics, land development applications received in July 2022 had far exceeded July 2021.